We are looking for qualified veterinarians to add to our team. We would love for you to apply on our Careers page!


Compassionate and Affordable Vet Care in Colorado Springs

When we established Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic, we knew that we wanted to be different. In our mission to be known as the best veterinary clinic in Colorado Springs, we made it a priority to educate and empower our pet-owning families. We wanted to be known for honest and transparent care, so that people could make more informed decisions about their pet’s care.


At Ponderosa, we build relationships. That’s why when you walk through our front doors, you and your pet become family. As a veterinary clinic in Colorado Springs, we provide kind and affordable vet care for dogs and cats, and we offer everything from general healthcare to surgery. We treat your furry friends like our own, and give you the information that you need to continue loving and caring for your animals. 

DR. RICK COUFAL, DVM - Founder and Lead Veterinarian at Ponderosa

A native of Colorado, Dr. Coufal grew up on a small family farm surrounded by animals big and small. His participation in 4-H over many years ultimately led him to choose veterinary medicine as his profession. He went on to graduate from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in May of 2000, and started working in the Black Forest community later that year.


He continues to find great satisfaction in the day-to-day challenges that being a veterinarian presents, from the basics of preventative health to more complicated surgical procedures. Aside from his affinity for animals, Dr. Coufal enjoys wildlife photography, camping, fly fishing and spending time at home with his wife, three children, and a plethora of pets.


We strive to establish long-lasting relationships with each of our guests and their pets. We genuinely treat everyone like family and always promote honesty and integrity with each compassionate interaction. Below are a handful of testimonials from guests who have trusted us with their loved ones. 



At Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic, we aim to be the best veterinary clinic in Colorado Springs by providing compassionate care and comprehensive pet education. Please take a look at some of our blogs, where we provide insights about how to keep your pet happy and healthy. We believe that with proper pet education, we can help you create more special moments with your furry loved ones. 

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Ways To Celebrate National Pet Week

It’s National Pet Week! An annual celebration of pets, pet families, and veterinarians who all keep pets happy and healthy. The American Veterinary Medical Association


Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic in Colorado Springs is focused on providing you, your pet and your family compassionate pet care. We have been serving Colorado Springs for over two decades, and are honored to uphold the best practices with our top-notch faculty to take care of your pets. To learn more about who we are and why we love what we do, or to schedule an appointment, click the button below to contact us.

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we are hiring vets!

Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic is seeking an enthusiastic and caring veterinarian to work relief, part-time or full-time in our general practice. PVC is a full-service, 3+ doctor, small-animal veterinary hospital. We have established an excellent reputation for developing lasting relationships with our clients and for providing compassionate and quality care to our patients.