Jen Swiderski, DVM, MS, DACVS (SA)

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 combined master’s degree and a
three-year residency in small animal surgery through the Clinical Sciences Department
at CSU. 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. Dr. Swiderski is a certified fear free professional.