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Meet Our Team


  Colfax Veterinary Hospital is a full service community focused animal hospital.  We have served the greater Colfax area since 1982 with continued effort to provide the best and most compassionate care we can with a practical approach to each individual patient.  We have always participated in community service and support and are an active member of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce.

Our facility was remodeled in 1991 to provide for future growth and meet the needs of our community.

Dr. Ed Fritz

Dr. Fritz is a 1981 graduate of Washington State University.  He is dedicated to providing the best care possible by utilizing area specialists and maintaining current continuing education giving each patient personal attention and care.  He is currently working on a certificate degree in Veterinary Forensics, the "CSI" of veterinary medicine, providing forensic services to the local humane society, animal control officers, and District Attorney's Office.  He also has an interest in dog and cat reproduction and provides breeder consultation and surgical insemination  services.  Dr. Fritz is an active member of the CVMA, the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps, and the International Veterinary Forensic Science Association.  He has lived in the Colfax area for over 30 years.  He has a love of flyfishing, backpacking, yoga, and hiking with his wife, Erin, four children, and "fifth child", Charlie (in photo)!

He is a founding member of the Colfax Historical Society and past president of the Colfax Lion's Club.  He regularly donates his time to the Senior Projects and Career Day at the Colfax High School.

  We also host students from both the Nevada and Placer Regional Occupational Program, Carrington College, and the Boston Reed College.

The most important feature of the Hospital is our professional staff.  We place a strong emphasis on continuing education and training to provide the best care as a cohesive team.  

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own!

Meet Our Team!!

KrissyAn Smith RVT                   

Krissy is a graduate of Cosumnes River College with a degree in Veterinary Technology and licensed as a Registered Veterinary Technician.  This is like the RN and more for veterinary medicine.  She choose this career because of a sincere love and passion for all animals' well being.  Becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician has been a lifelong dream.

She is a transplant from Sacramento and enjoys living in the foothills with her two very spirited smooth-haired dachshunds, Lady and Bailey.  She enjoys camping, horseback riding, reading, and most of all hiking with her pups!  "I look forward to meeting you and being able to take care of your fur families!"

Carly Starkes, Reception/ Administrator

Eliza Hall-Anabell, Accounts Manager/ Assistant

Jammie Bandy, Veterinary Assistant

Jammie, originally from the Los Angeles area, has worked in the animal care industry for many years. She has experience in grooming and has worked in shelters and rescues. She is an excellent source of knowledge and cares deeply about our clients and their animals. Jammie has three dogs and five cats, all rescues, one of which is named Trooper, who was abandoned here at CVH in 2016 and is featured in our slideshow when he was in recovery. Jammie is known at CVH for her extensive attentive care she provides our hospitalized patients and for calling clients to check up on their pets recovery after illness or surgery.