Mesa Veterinary Hospital

Stefan Rachwal, DVM

Veterinarian and Partner

Dr. Stefan Rachwal grew up in Lakewood and came to us as a student at Wheat Ridge High School as a kennel helper in 1974. We welcomed him as a veterinarian when he graduated from CSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, and he became an owner of Mesa Veterinary Hospital just a few years later.

He has been recognized by the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Practice, which means he completes more than 50 hours of continuing education each year. Dr. Rachwal has been an active member of the Human-Animal Bond Trust and the Pet Loss Support Group for 25 years. He has also held elected positions for the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association for over 34 years.

He likes to travel and enjoys hiking and biking in the Colorado outdoors. Dr. Rachwal also enjoys getting creative in the kitchen while cooking for family and friends.

Mesa will remain OPEN during our normal business hours. However, out of an abundance of caution and to do our part to help protect the community from further spread of COVID-19, the decision has been made that for the time being and starting Tuesday March 17th, we will no longer be allowing clients inside of the hospital building (with the exception of scheduled humane euthanasia appointments). Please see our FAQ page for more detailed information about how we will be carrying out our appointments.