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, and teaching at Truckee Meadows Community College Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Technology program, he was accepted into the residency-training program at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014, Dr. Pratt completed his residency training in Emergency and Critical Care and became board-certified.
In January 2016, Dr. Pratt joined Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. He had been a member of the team at our San Diego team at Veterinary Specialty Hospital where he had been active in developing the Emergency and Critical Care program’s advanced training program, including residency, specialty internship, and continuing education. While there, Dr. Pratt was also involved in developing their clinical research program and sustainable blood banking. Doctor Pratt prioritizes collaborative patient care with the team of specialists and family veterinarians.
Dr. Pratt’s clinical and research interests include management and utility of advanced imaging in 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 the development of research interests in toxicology, feline lower urinary tract disease, and foreign body ingestions.
- Treatment and Diagnosis of a Dog with Fulminant Neurological Deterioration Due to Anatoxin-A Intoxication, JVECC, Read Article
- Sewing Needle Foreign Bodies Ingestion in 65 Cats and Dogs (2000-2012), JAVMA, Read Article
- Evaluation of Bupivacaine and Morphine- Bupivacaine Caudal Epidurals in Cats with Urethral Obstruction: A Prospective Randomized, Double-Blinded Clinical Study. Funded by Companion Animal Research Fund Grant, JVECC, Read Article
- Chapter 81: Gastrointestinal Obstruction, Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Read Article