Southwest Veterinary Hospital, P.C.

250 E. Dry Creek Road
Littleton, CO 80122-2625



Dr. Sara Mark: 

Dr. Mark not only received the inaugural presentation of the  Maxwell  Dowd Paws of Praise Award from Children's Hospital Colorado on April 15th, but also was chosen by the Denver Area Panhellenic as the 2016 Alumnae Achievement  Award recipient for her service to the community,  volunteer  involvement, and  service  to the sorority.  

Dr. Mark named a "7 Everyday Hero" in March 2013 for her long time involvement with Children's Hospital Colorado.

Dr. Mark has been selected as the 2012 Alumni Fellow for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. "Fellows are chosen to return as distinguished guests and as mentors, friends and counselors. They are honored in recognition of the ultimate measure of a university - not curricula, facilities or programs, but the quality of its alumni."

Dr. Mark received the 2012 Chairs' Award from the Children's Hospital Colorado Association of Volunteers Board of Directors.    

      Dr. Mark earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1983 from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she received the American Animal Hospital Association Outstanding Senior Student Award for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She earned her Bachelor of Science in 1977, with a dual major in Life Science & Physical Science and a minor in Chemistry. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi social sorority. She was elected President of the Denver Area Alumnae Association of Alpha Delta Pi in April 2013. She currently serves on the Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors, and will assume the Presidency in 2019.

      Since moving to Denver after graduation, Dr. Mark's passion for Animal Assisted Activities & Therapy found a home at Children's Hospital Colorado, where she developed the protocol for the internationally-renowned Prescription Pet Program.       Dr. Sara consults with many organizations across the country regarding their pet therapy programs, and has been named Volunteer of the Year for Children's Hospital Colorado. She also received the American Hospital Association's Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence on behalf of Children's Colorado, and has been included in the book about the 100 year anniversary of the Hospital.   She continues to volunteer for the Hospital in several capacities.

       You can read her story "Darlene" in the original volume of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers' Soul. It details the special work she and her once-in-a-lifetime-dog, Pokey, did at Children's Hospital Colorado.

       Dr. Sara shares life with her husband Stu, and their Norwich Terrier, Annie, in Centennial. Sadly, they lost both Stella, a Jack Russell Terrier, and Stanley, an Australian Terrier, within 16 days of each other March 2017. Sara hopes to add a kitty back into their household soon - just don't tell Stu!

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Dr. Lisa Boals:      

       A native of Arkansas, Dr. Boals received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2008) degrees from Mississippi State University. During veterinary college, she developed special interests in dentistry, cardiology, and feline medicine, as well as representing her class for the American Animal Hospital Association.

       Being from a parasite-ridden area of the country, she has become dubbed "The Heartworm Queen", so if you have any questions about heartworms (or fleas and ticks), don't hesitate to ask!

       Dr. Boals has adapted to the colder, drier climate of Colorado quite well - just don't ask her to drive on snowy roads. She lives in suburban Denver with her husband Paul, and enjoys fly-fishing, horseback riding, and hiking with her rescued Coonhound, Loretta. Her home is also shared with a Golden Retriever, T.J.

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Dr. Jennifer Adams:

         Dr. Jennifer grew up in the Kansas City area and received her Bachelors of Science in Biology as well as her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University.  Upon graduation, she immediately headed to Denver where she has been practicing small animal medicine since 1997.  She joined Southwest Veterinary Hospital in early 2008.  Her veterinary interests include dentistry and soft tissue surgery.  

        Dr. Jen enjoys spending time outdoors telemark skiing and running. She shares her home with her son, and rescue dog, Roni, as well as Luke and Madeline, two cute cats!

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