In 1982, Denver Zoo became a global leader in animal care with our world-class veterinary program and on-site animal hospital. While this facility served our population for nearly four decades, our tireless quest for excellence demands significant upgrades.
Now treating Denver Zoo animals, the NEW 22,000-square-foot Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Animal Hospital offers two treatment rooms, critical care units and a cutting-edge surgical suite—all supported by the most technologically advanced equipment in the industry. From the tiniest tree frog to a full-grown grizzly bear, every one of our animals is able to receive the care they need.
In addition to enabling world-class care for our 3,000+ animals, the new hospital will also provide a powerful connection to the millions of people in our Denver Zoo community. Thanks to an elevated viewing platform, the Schlessman Family Foundation Visitor and Education Center (opening in 2021) will allow guests—from regional school groups to families to visiting researchers—to witness first-hand our industry-leading veterinary care.