Dr. Chap Pratt earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 2006; after which, he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego. Moving home to Nevada, Dr. Pratt practiced emergency medicine at the Animal Emergency Center in Reno, developed proficiency in ultrasound and soft tissue surgery, and taught at Truckee Meadows Community College Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Technology program. In 2011, he was accepted into the residency-training program at the University of Pennsylvania. During this time, he developed his clinical passions for management of multiple organ dysfunction, severe trauma, and end organ failure.  His residency allowed for exposure to advanced blood banking at UPenn and Extracorpeal Therapies (including hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, and plasma exchange) at both UPenn and UCDavis, San Diego. Dr. Pratt earned awards for Research Top Resident and Overall Research Presentation, Intern’s Mentor Award for Outstanding Teaching, and served as Chief Resident. In 2014, he completed his residency training in Emergency and Critical Care and became board-certified.

Dr. Pratt has since been in private practice in San Diego and Denver where he continued his clinical passions in management of patients with advanced disease requiring ICU level care, transfusion medicine, ventilatory support, and extracorpeal therapy.  He has led in the development of two blood banks and will be teaming with CASE to provide a sustainable regional program. He is excited to join the CASE team in developing Colorado’s most comprehensive blood purification service.  Dr. Pratt remains active in clinical research enrolling patients in studies for acute pancreatitis, platelet transfusion and cancer diagnosis amongst other multi-institutional studies.  He continues his pursuit of teaching excellence in training veterinary students, rotating/specialty interns and residents as well as serving as a Certified Instructor for RECOVER BLS and ALS CPR training programs. 

Published Articles:

  • Treatment and Diagnosis of a Dog with Fulminant Neurological Deterioration Due to Anatoxin-A Intoxication, JVECC,  Read Article
  • Sewing Needle Foreign Bodies Ingestion in 65 Cats and Dogs (2000-2012), JAVMA, Read Article
  • Evaluation of Bupivacaine and Morphine- Bupivacaine Caudal Epidurals in Cats with Urethral Obstruction: A Prospective Randomized, Double-Blinded Clinical Study. Funded by Companion Animal Research Fund Grant, JVECC, Read Article
  • Chapter 81: Gastrointestinal Obstruction, Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Read Article

Download Bio