Compassionate and Affordable Vet Care in Colorado Springs

When we established Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic, we knew that we wanted to be different. We not only wanted to provide the best vet care across Colorado Springs, but we wanted to educate and empower our pet-owning families. We wanted to be known for honest and transparent care and knowledge, so that people could make more informed decisions about their pet’s care.

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

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 4H 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 being a vet presents from the basics of preventative health to the more complicated surgical procedures where he excels. Aside from his affinity for animals, Dr. Coufal enjoys wildlife photography, camping, fly-fishing, and spending time with his wife and three children as well as a plethora of pets at home. 


We strive to establish long-lasting relationships with each of our guests and their pets. We genuinely treat everyone like family by always promoting honesty and integrity through each compassionate interaction we have. 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 vet in Colorado Springs through not only compassionate care, but comprehensive pet education. By providing insights about how to keep your pet happy and healthy, we believe we can help you extend those special moments with your furry loved one. 


Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic in Colorado Springs is focused on providing you, your pet, and your family with compassionate pet care. We have been serving Colorado Springs for over 2 decades, and are honored to uphold the best practices with the best faculty to take care of your animals. To learn more about who we are and why we love what we do,  or to schedule a vet appointment, click the button below to contact us.