Jen Swiderski, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Born into a military family in Agaña Heights, Guam, it was clear from a very early age that Jen would become a veterinarian; her favorite place to sleep was always curled up with her Grandma’s dog. She was just 13 years old when she landed her first job in the veterinary field as a kennel technician.
After earning her BS in biology in California, Jen moved to Colorado, worked as a surgical technician and earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 2002. Dr. Swiderski’s time as a surgical tech instilled in her a desire to become a surgeon, so she returned to California for an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in 2003.
Following her internship, Dr. Swiderski returned to Fort Collins, Colorado to be a surgery resident at Colorado State University. She completed a three-year residency in small animal surgery, also receiving an M.S. in Clinical Sciences. Dr. Swiderski achieved board-certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008.
Since earning her board certification, Dr. Swiderski has worked in veterinary referral hospitals in Southern California and Colorado. She joined the MOVES team in the Fall of 2019, where she serves Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas as a mobile Veterinary Surgeon, offering advanced orthopedic and soft tissue surgery services to general practice veterinarians. Some of her current research interests include oncologic surgery and minimally invasive surgery.