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About Us

Learn more about Urban Paw Veterinary Health & Rehabilitation below!

About Urban Paw

Our passion is for animals, and our primary function in the community is to offer whole-pet, life-long care for companion animals of all kinds. By providing a wide range of services, including specialized rehabilitation, we are able to assess and care for your pet at any life stage.

We are deeply invested in our local community and give back through partnerships with other local small businesses and nonprofits. We are also doing our part to be a good steward of the environment in how we build, stock and, maintain our hospital. We consider ourselves “cause-driven” as our driving force is making sure we create a powerful and positive impact on the community around us. To do this, we focus on being eco-friendly, donate to local non-profits, and work to streamline the pet care experience through the use of technology. Our expertise is in caring for your pet, and our responsibility is to do our part for the community. This proudly women-owned veterinary hospital is here and ready to support your family and the community where you live.

Dr. Dana

Dr. Dana Novara | DVM, CCRT, Fear Free Certified

Owner, Urban Paw Veterinary Health and Rehabilitation

After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2008, Dr. Novara spent time in small animal practice before moving into veterinary leadership roles in corporate medicine focused on mentoring and quality across over 180 hospitals in the SouthWest United States.

Taking what she learned from her previous career, Dr. Novara decided to open her own practice, Urban Paw, in Denver, CO. This has allowed her to give back to her profession and community on a deeper level by offering specialized services and local community advocacy. Dr. Novara is an active member of AVMA and CVMA as well as a member of the public speaking pool for the Women Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI). She also serves on the board of a local non-profit, DCIS Foundation, that raises money for children to take educational trips domestically and abroad.

Dr. Novara lives in the neighborhood where she works with her husband, 3 human children, 2 dogs, 5 rats and 3 frogs.

Dr. Novara has been elected to the board of directors for DCIS Foundation!

We love to give back to our local community in different ways. As a team of vet professionals that have gone through A LOT of schooling to get to where we are, we know the value of a great education and feel strongly that all students deserve access to high-quality school experiences.

With that in mind, we are so excited to announce that Dr. Novara has been elected to the board of directors for DCIS Foundation, an organization whose mission is to raise funds for student travel scholarships and teacher travel development. This includes everything from ensuring all students can attend local field trips to scholarships for international exchange programs.

Dr. Steven Dick


Following graduation from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, Dr. Dick spent four years on Active Duty in the US Army Veterinary Corps with stations in North Carolina and Washington and a 1-year deployment to Kuwait. Following his discharge from military service, he joined Banfield Pet Hospitals, where he worked in several clinical and leadership roles in Minnesota and Colorado for over 14 years.

Dr. Dick is excited about the move to Urban Paw and the chance to see veterinary medicine from a new perspective. He is passionate about providing exceptional client experience as a means to building trust, so pets get the care they need and deserve.

Dr. Dick is a member of both the AVMA and CVMA, currently serving as the President-Elect for the CVMA Executive Board.

Dr. Dick resides in Littleton with his wife Jennifer, son Ephram, dog Finn and a red-eared slider turtle named Tiny Tim. He enjoys tennis, mountain biking, and skiing in his free time.

Dr. Stacie Fitzpatrick


Dr Stacie Fitzpatrick obtained her veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 2007. After practicing equine medicine for 3 years, she made the leap to companion animal care in 2010, when she joined Banfield Pet Hospital as an associate veterinarian. She has held multiple leadership roles at Banfield including Chief of Staff, Area Chief of Staff, Director of Veterinary Medicine and Field Director. Dr Fitzpatrick is thrilled to be joining Urban Paw and serving patients and clients again!

Stacie is passionate about veterinary wellbeing and high-quality continuing education, and has served as the CVMA Education Chair for the past 4 years. She is excited to devote additional time serving the Chapter 6 CVMA veterinary community as the President in 2024.

Stacie loves to spend time with her husband and two boys. They enjoy camping, skiing and traveling. Stacie loves to bake, read and poke around in her garden with her 8 year-old Terrier mix who guards the family mightily with all of his 26 pounds.



Veterinary Assistant

Kaelyn grew up in Maryland. After graduating from Towson University in Baltimore with a degree in Sociology, she decided to pursue veterinary medicine. Since moving to Colorado in 2021, she has enrolled in Pen Foster’s veterinary technician program. Kaelyn plans to specialize in either anesthesia or rehabilitation therapy once she completes the technician program. She has always loved animals and finds it incredibly rewarding to help older pets stay with their families for as long as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, finding new brunch spots, and binge-watching movies/shows with her fiance and fur family.


Megan K.

Veterinary Assistant

Megan was born and raised here in Denver, CO. She lives here with her pitbull-mix pup Diesel, aka Bubba, and her boyfriend Jordan. She has a huge passion for animals, and has worked in the vet med industry since 2018. She loves helping animals in any way she can. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, usually paddleboarding, hiking, and camping during the summer and snowboarding whenever she gets the chance during the winter. She also loves going to concerts and events around Denver!


Veterinary Assistant

After moving to Colorado 6 years ago and a lengthy career in gym management she decided to pursue her love of animals in the veterinary medicine field. Beckie is passionate and dedicated to gold star patient care and loves being able to make a difference in not only the patient’s but also the client’s lives. She believes firmly in the power of a friendly smile or a few kind words. During her free time you can catch Beckie either at a concert or festival or just sitting by the river in golden with her best friend-Rue dog! She is SO excited to be a part of such a wonderful & thoughtful practice!


Veterinary Assistant

Tay started as a technician in 2012 at Banfield Pet Hospital. From there, Tay went into emergency and shelter medicine for a few years and then slowly found a back to General Practice. Tay is a Colorado native and lives with her boyfriend and their pitbull/boxer mix, Dexi, and little Calico baby, Louise. In her spare time, Tay likes to run half marathons, snowboard, and hike!

Megan M.

Customer Services Representative

Megan has worked with animals in many different capacities throughout her life from veterinary medicine to equestrian training and farm work. From dogs and cats to small exotics and livestock, Megan is passionate about learning the health needs of different species and breeds. She graduated with her B.S. in Business and Marketing in 2016 while living in Florida. Megan moved to Denver from Florida in 2020 and hasn’t looked back since.

When she’s not at Urban Paw caring for your fur babies, she enjoys cuddling with her Savannah cat, exploring the Rocky Mountains, hiking, camping, geocaching, and catching some live music.



Customer Services Representative

Jada was born and raised in Colorado Springs and moved to Denver with her two cats in February 2023. She has been working in the veterinary field as a client service representative for around 3 years now. Taking care of clients and their pets is her specialty, from answering any questions they have to getting their pets checked into the clinic. With loving pets all her life, she will be starting school next year to become a marine biologist and handle the wilder side of animals. When she’s not working, she’s resting at home with her cats (one being a wild tripod).

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