Dr. Chap Pratt earned his Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Nevada. He attended Colorado State University, attaining his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006; after which, he completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego. After four years of practicing emergency medicine at the Animal Emergency Center in Reno, Nevada, he was accepted into the residency-training program at University of Pennsylvania. In 2014, Dr. Pratt completed his residency training in Emergency and Critical Care and became board-certified.
Joining us from our San Diego team at Veterinary Specialty Hospital, he was active in developing the Emergency and Critical Care program’s advanced training, including residency, specialty internship and continuing education, clinical research, sustainable blood bank while targeting optimal patient care, and prioritizing collaborative patient care with the team of specialists and family veterinarians. In January 2016, Dr. Pratt joined Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital.
Dr. Pratt’s clinical and research interests include management and utility of advanced imaging in trauma, trauma, sepsis, and associated multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, with a focus on resuscitation, fluid balance, extracorporeal therapies, and ventilator management. His experience in emergency medicine has also allowed for development of research interests in toxicology, feline lower urinary tract disease, and foreign body ingestions.