Dr. Nicole Reilly
Dr. Reilly was born and raised in Wheat Ridge, CO. She grew up with horses, dogs and a never ending stream of furry, caged critters. Dr. Reilly decided in middle school that she wanted to be a veterinarian, so after her high school graduation (Go Farmers!) she headed north to Colorado State University (Go Rams!). In 2000, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She decided that she needed a break after 17 years of school, so she spent a year working in the veterinary field before starting veterinary school in 2001. Dr. Reilly graduated from Colorado State University in May of 2005.
After graduation, she moved to Albuquerque, NM and practiced at a small animal hospital for four years. Dr. Reilly never stopped yearning for home, however, so in 2009 she came back to this great state. After 18 months of small animal practice in Denver, she found the path that led her to Aurora Hills Animal Hospital in the fall of 2011.
Dr. Reilly is passionate about bonding with her patients and their humans. She is a strong advocate for pain management whether that pain is from arthritis, a cut or bruise, or due to invasive surgery. Having shared 13 years with an allergic dog, she has grown to love dermatology and those 'itchy' dogs. Her greatest strength is dentistry and she loves seeing her patients lead fuller lives after having their oral health addressed. She believes that every animal deserves the best care that she has to offer.
Dr. Reilly is blessed to be married to Travis for 11 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Mikayla (8) and Quinn (6). The fur 'kids' are Skittles, a miniature poodle/shih tzu, Haylee, a boxer mix, and Jupiter, a lovable little grey kitten. Outside of the office, Dr. Reilly has the title of 'Mommy' which involves the ability to scare away monsters, fix boo-boos with kisses, and quote Dr. Seuss. If she does find herself with any spare time, she will curl up with a good book, whip up some delectable baked goods, or get outdoors. Someday, when she has more of that elusive spare time, she will resume SCUBA diving and travel.
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