Welcome to Colorado Valley Veterinary Services
Your Veterinarian in Columbus,TX
Call us at (979) 732-9981

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (979) 732-9981!

We are dedicated to providing quality care for your pet or livestock animals. Dr. Mike Ridlen and our staff look forward to serving you and all of your family animals in our great country setting. If you have any questions about our services, please feel free to contact our office.

Voted Best Vet Clinic in Colorado County for
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017!

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If you live in Columbus or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Michael Ridlen is a licensed TX veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Colorado Valley Veterinary Services is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Michael Ridlen has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Columbus veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (979) 732-9981 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Columbus veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Columbus pet owners.

At Colorado Valley Veterinary Services, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Michael Ridlen
Columbus Veterinarian | Colorado Valley Veterinary Services | (979) 732-9981

1391 Business 71
Columbus, TX 78934

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Mike Ridlen

    Dr. Mike Ridlen is the owner and operator of Colorado Valley Veterinary Services. A 1997 graduate of Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Ridlen is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Ridlen has treated species ranging from llamas to dogs, to guinea pigs. His interests include medical care of all species, along with orthopedics, diagnostics, and large and small animal surgery. He believes that the smallest animal surgery he ever performed was a successful c-section for a hamster. When not a work, he is home learning to play the guitar. Along with his wife, Kathie and his daughters, he lives with their dog, Murphie, and one cat, Mazzi.

  • Kathie Ridlen
    Practice Manager

    Kathie Ridlen, The wife of Dr. Ridlen, is proud to be the office manager. She graduated in 1990 from the University of Houston with a B.S. in mathematics and then taught school from 1990 - 1998. When not running the office, Kathie loves to spend time with her daughters and enjoys reading and gardening.

  • Bobbie Armstrong
    Clinic Manager

    Bobbie started with us in November of 2012. She graduated from the University of Houston Victoria in May 2013 with degrees in Psychology and Communications. After being a stay at home mom for 14 years, Bobbie brings a warm and caring feel to our office. She's always available for a hug when needed. Bobbie is happily married with two kids. In her downtime, she enjoys family outings, hiking, shooting, camping, church activities, and gardening. Bobbie's pets include her dogs Dixie Cup and Mighty Mouse, her cats Polly, Catsanova and Stormy and their bottle raised a calf, 74.

  • Carly Secor
    Technical Supervisor

    Carly joined CVVS in November of 2012. She graduated from Houston Community College with a certificate in Veterinary Paramedics and has experience in wildlife rehab, zoo keeping and has previous experience as a veterinary technician. Carly is a fun loving team member always willing to help. She is an animal lover at heart and would rescue every lost pet if she could. Her permanent house guests include Louie, Hugo and Nelly, the dogs; Sadie, Izzy and Olivia the cats and her bearded dragon.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Ridlen and his staff are fantastic. They have provided excellent care to our five dogs, four cats, two of our chickens, and one of our geese. Everything from snake bites, to an infected tooth, that needed to be extracted."
    John Musgroove
  • "Wonderful staff and great service! They are a classy small town clinic that has big hearts! They will always make time to see your animal no matter how busy they are."
    Chris Towns Koehn
  • "Love the staff here! Everyone loves my pets and they take great care of them! Always helpful on the phone, top!!"
    Jennifer Greak Newman