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

How To Find the Best Joint Supplements for Cats
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. As pet parents, we want to do all we can to help our cats live long and healthy lives. There are several safe and helpful supplements that can be used to keep cats at their best, even as they age and begin to show signs of discomfort. Always check with your veterinarian before introducing any new supplement to your cat’s health...
Arthritis Pet Care: How to Help with Mobility & Comfort
Pets can develop arthritis, just like humans. Although there is no cure for the condition, there are ways to help your dog or cat with arthritis live a comfortable and pain-free life. What Is Arthritis in Dogs and Cats?The term arthritis refers to inflammation of joints. This inflammation can cause pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. Arthritis can be further defined by the type or underlying...
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?
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