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Jessica Rychel, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, cVMA CCRP

Dr. Jessica Rychel works as both a rehabilitation veterinarian and an emergency vet at VERH.  Dr. Rychel attended Colorado State University to receive her degree in veterinary medicine, and went on to become board certified in veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation (DACVSMR).  Dr. Rychel also has certifications and training in medical veterinary acupuncture, medical massage, small animal rehabilitation, and pain management.  She is passionate about rehab, and returning animals to functional, active, happy pets.  Her special interests include feline acupuncture and rehab, treatment of osteoarthritis, supplement and nutrition management and wound management.  Dr. Rychel serves as the director of rehab services at VERH. 

Dr. Rychel loves to spend time in the mountains!  Whether summer or winter she loves skiing, hiking and just being outdoors with her dogs.  Yoga is also a particularly favorite activity for Jessica, as it helps keep her in shape for all that up and down off the floor with her rehab patients!


Dr. Jessica Rychel holding her terrier cross dog Hank.


  • 11/26/15

    These days, pets are allowed almost anywhere. A recent survey of U.S. pet owners revealed that 45 percent of dogs were allowed on the owner’s bed, and 50 percent of pet owners allowed their dogs to lick their faces. As pets have enjoyed an increasing intimacy with their owners, there has been an increase in the risk of zoonotic disease, which is any disease that animals can pass to humans.

  • 11/26/15

    We all love our cats, but it is important to be cognizant of potential zoonotic disease risk, and how to minimize it. Like dogs, cats can carry rabies, so it is very important that all cats are up to date on rabies vaccinations.

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