Dr. Lauren Ungar, DVM, CVA, has worked as a small animal veterinarian around Denver since 2003 and as a Veterinary Acupuncturist since 2017. After practicing veterinary medicine in busy, high-quality veterinary hospitals in the Denver area for many years, she recognized the need for and benefit of complementary and alternative therapies for animals.
Dr. Ungar was born and raised on Long Island in New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and then headed south to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts where she played on the beach and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. She spent her final, clinical year of veterinary school at the University of Georgia and, after graduation in 2003, she and her husband moved to Colorado where they have called home ever since.
Lauren received her Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) for small animals from the Chi Institute in Florida in 2017. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been an interest of hers for many years, and she has personally experienced the benefits of it. Dr. Ungar’s ultimate goal is to help your pet feel and move better. She believes strongly that acupuncture can help immensely when dealing with chronic disease, pain, and many other conditions. It can also help keep your pet’s health in balance which in turn aids in preventing certain diseases and helps the body heal on its own.
Dr. Ungar lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, two beautiful children, their rescue Doberman, Sydney and their cats, Mango and Lulu. They spend their free time enjoying the great Colorado outdoors and love traveling, skiing, hiking, music concerts and camping.