Amanda Simonson, DVM

Amanda Simonson, DVM

Veterinarian and Palliative Hospice Care Expert

Educations & Trainings

  • Credentialed, Small Animal Vet- Stem, Regenerative Veterinary Medicine, 2013 
  • Certification, Veterinary Medical Acupuncture, Colorado State University, 2011 
  • Wendy Myers Advanced Communication Training Course, Communications Solutions, 2010 
  • Tony Woodward Advanced Dental Training Course, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2009
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 2003 
  • Bachelor of Science, Northern Arizona University, 1997 

Activity & Honors

  • Arizona state license
  • APHIS accreditation
  • DEA license

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Arizona Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Information Network


Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Pathology in Practice, Bilateral Renomegaly in a Dog, Nephroblastoma, February 15, 2020   

Dr. Amanda Simonson

I am a veterinarian passionate about helping animals. I practiced for 15 years in the hospital setting doing medicine, surgery, preventive care, acupuncture, and dentistry for primarily dogs and cats.

Over the last 2 years, I spend more time in the patient’s home environment, focusing on palliative hospice care, pain management, and in-home euthanasia. I cherish the relationship shared between people and pets. I feel honored to be part of this equation.  My husband, son, and I live on a ranch full of animals including dogs, horses, chickens, rabbits, and fish. 

Recent Articles

What Can I Give My Dog for Pain Relief?
As health care options for dogs continually improve, it means they are living longer lives. And with a longer life span comes more risk for pain and diseases that can cause pain. Enough research has been done that we are now able to recognize the signs of dog pain earlier, and we have multiple options for helping a dog that’s in pain.  Here’s some insight on signs your dog is in pain, as...
6 Things to Know About Flea Dips for Dogs
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy.  For decades people have used flea dips to remove fleas from their animals. This method dates back to 1900s as a method of flea control. Eventually, flea dips were adopted for the treatment of domesticated pets. It’s important to know the following information about flea dips for dogs before you discuss their use with...
How To Use a Flea Comb on Cats
How To Use a Flea Comb on Cats
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy.  Fleas are pesky blood-sucking parasites that cause frustration for cats and pet parents alike. It’s important to regularly check your cat for fleas they may have picked up from another pet or from the outside. There are a few things to know when it comes to selecting the right flea comb and knowing exactly how to use...
Is it Safe to Use Dog Flea and Tick Products on Cats?
Hand giving food to a beautiful cat near the window, cat food, pet care
When to Start Flea and Tick Prevention for Puppies
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Dog Acne
Dog Acne
What Is Dog Acne?Dog acne is inflammation of the lips and the skin of the muzzle, which can appear as red bumps or pimples on the skin. Acne may begin as folliculitis, which is when short hairs push below the skin’s surface and become inflamed.  Acne may also occur due to furunculosis, which is when the hair follicle under the skin (also known as muzzle folliculitis and furunculosis) becomes...