Dr. Simone Sidel - Veterinarian


Dr. Sidel received her B.A in Biology from the University of Rochester in 2006 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. George's University - School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She completed her clinical year of studies at The Ohio State University. After graduation, Dr. Sidel completed a rigorous rotating small animal internship at Bluepearl Specialty and Emergency Medicine in New York, New York. Dr. Sidel then moved to Chicago, where she gained ample experience working in emergency medicine, general practice, and shelter medicine. Dr. Sidel moved to Colorado in 2017 to finally pursue her passions in behavior medicine with a residency program under E'Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB.

Dr. Sidel is passionate about the overlap between underlying medical diagnoses and behavioral issues in companion animals. Her background in emergency medicine and general practice allow her to maintain a holistic approach to behavior, and treat both the brain and the body.

Dr. Sidel loves teaching both clients and colleagues about low stress handling practices, and has presented lectures nationally to help educate the veterinary community on the importance of behavior minded practice.

In her free time Dr. Sidel enjoys live music, skiing, boating, hiking, reading, and road trips. Dr. Sidel has two dogs, her Silky Terrier, Yogi, who she adopted in her first year of veterinary school, and her Australian Shepherd Mix, Xula, who particularly loves boating and hiking. Her tuxedo longhair cat, Mossimo, joins her for the reading activities!