Services

APPOINTMENT
As pet parents, our biggest job is making sure that these special creatures entrusted to us remain as happy and healthy as possible. At The Animal Hospital, we would be honored to partner with you in this important endeavor. Over the years, we’ve worked hard to assemble a system of care that is both comprehensive and practical. We want to ensure that each and every time your pet visits with us, he or she will receive the precise care needed. This promotes a long life filled with optimum wellness.

Our customized health care plans begin with prevention because this allows us to stay a step ahead of common illnesses. The more we work to keep your pet well, the more you’ll both be able to enjoy many years of healthy companionship. Of course, at any point should the need for medical attention arise, we are prepared to step in and assist by any means necessary. Our services include advanced diagnostic and surgical care, as well as dentistry and internal medicine.

In addition to our conventional veterinary care, we also offer several alternative treatment options. Veterinary acupuncture is available to naturally treat a wide variety of ailments, including arthritis and chronic pain. Laser therapy can be used to manage pain, improve mobility, and speed up the healing process following injury or surgery. Our goal is to provide for all of your loved one’s needs in one convenient location.

Learn more about our available services below.

Surgery
The Animal Hospital understands that surgery can be stressful for you and your pet. It is our goal to make your pet comfortable and provide you with peace of mind. Our experienced veterinarians are capable of performing a variety of soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. These surgeries include spay and neuter procedures, declaws, cystotomies, lacerations, abscesses, foreign bodies, eye enucleations, mass removals, hernia repairs, fracture repairs, patella luxations, cruciate ligament repairs, and many more. For surgical procedures that are best suited to a board-certified surgeon, an outside specialist is available to perform your pet’s procedure in our hospital.

Prior to surgery, our staff can provide an estimate of the procedure and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Each individual patient is given a full examination prior to every procedure. We offer pre-surgical blood work to detect any abnormalities that may complicate the surgery. We use this information to develop an anesthetic protocol that is unique to your pet’s needs.

During the surgery, your pet’s body temperature is maintained with heated pads or water blankets. Your pet’s vital signs are monitored with the use of EKG, pulse oximetry, SPO2, blood pressure, and other devices. A certified veterinary technician is on hand to monitor your pet’s condition during surgery.

After the surgery is complete, your animal is observed in our recovery area by our nursing staff. A technician involved in the procedure will call you to update you on your pet’s condition.

Wellness Exams
Prevention is the key to keeping your pet healthy. At The Animal Hospital, our focus is on preventing illness and disease. We recommend that all pets receive a complete examination at least once a year. During an exam, our veterinarians will perform a ‘nose to tail’ examination. Your pet will benefit greatly from a complete wellness exam. The information that is collected during these exams helps us establish a comprehensive health profile of your pet. This allows our team of professionals to better treat your pet and aid in the early detection of any serious medical problems they may encounter in their lifetime.

Regular wellness exams also help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Knowing your pet’s personality and lifestyle will allow us to care for the specific needs and well being of your pet today and in the future.

Microchipping

On average, ten million pets are lost each year and many of those do not make it back home.  Having the proper identification tags on a collar may not be enough.  Microchipping is a simple, effective way to help your pet get back to your family.  Each microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is encoded with its own unique information specific to your pet.  It is implanted, nonsurgically, underneath the skin, between the shoulder blades of your pet.  This information is then registered in a national database.  Animal shelters and veterinary hospitals across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips.  This information can then be used to reunite you and your pet.

The Animal Hospital uses the Datamar microchip system.

Diagnostic Laboratory
The Animal Hospital is equipped with an in-house diagnostic laboratory capable of performing a variety of tests. A partial list of these tests includes:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Blood chemistry analysis
  • Urinalysis
  • Parasitology
  • Fecal analysis
  • Cytology

These tests can play a vital role in your pet’s health care plan.

Our experienced, certified veterinary technicians play a key role in processing these important tests. This ensures quick, accurate, and same day results of your pet’s diagnostics. This information can open the window into your pet’s health condition and allows our veterinarian’s to develop a treatment plan for your pet. The Animal Hospital also works with a full service outside laboratory if more sophisticated tests are required.

Dental Care

The Animal Hospital believes that complete oral health of your pet is extremely important. Clean, healthy teeth and gums are essential in maintaining your pet’s overall health. Dental problems, if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems causing heart, liver, and kidney disease. Many of these problems can be avoided with regular check-ups and prophylactic dental care. Some signs of dental problems include:

  • Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque in the teeth near your pet’s gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
  • Decreased appetite
  • Difficulty eating or only chewing on one side of the
  • Loose or missing teeth

The Animal Hospital offers many dental care services including regular cleanings, extractions, fillings, and root canals. Our state-of-the-art digital dental x-ray machine can reveal important pathology related to periodontal disease, gingivitis, infected teeth, and tumors.

Since dentals are performed under anesthesia, your pet receives a complete examination prior to the procedure and requires staying throughout the day in our hospital. After sedation, our trained technicians use an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque above and below the gum line. Next, a periodontal probe is used to check under the gum line for signs of periodontal disease. The teeth are then polished to smooth out imperfections on the teeth surface to prevent plaque and tartar buildup. A sealant can then be applied to the surface of each tooth to delay and prevent reoccurrence of plaque and tartar. Finally, the veterinarian will perform a complete oral examination on your pet. In most cases, your pet is able to go home the same day.

Dental care should not stop with the dental procedure. We offer a full line of dental oral hygiene products to maintain healthy teeth and gums. These include food, water additives, treats, an assortment of toothbrushes, toothpaste, sprays, and sealants. The Animal Hospital staff can educate you on these products. We can also demonstrate how to brush your pet’s teeth to help delay the build-up of plaque and tartar. Think of it as a great way for you to bond with your pet.

Vaccinations
Many diseases once fatal to pets can now be prevented through the use of vaccinations. Vaccinations are an essential part of your pets overall preventative health care plan. Each patient is unique at The Animal Hospital. We will work closely with you to develop a vaccination protocol to fit your pets needs based on their environment and lifestyle.
Radiology

Radiology is an essential tool in veterinary medicine.  Radiographs (x-rays) can be vital in diagnosing medical and surgical conditions your pet may develop. Bones are not the only thing veterinarian’s can examine on a radiograph. Other conditions that can be examined include:

  • Detecting heart and lungs issues
  • Tumors within bones or soft tissue
  • Bladder stones
  • Joint disorders
  • Obstructions in the stomach or gastrointestinal tract

Advanced procedures may also be examined with the use of x-rays. A barium series may be performed to evaluate your pet’s gastrointestinal tract for motility issues or obstructions, including ingestion of inappropriate objects. Urinary contrast studies can also be performed. These advanced procedures may be necessary for identifying difficult or chronic problems.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a valuable, non-invasive imaging procedure that compliments x-rays and allows our veterinarians to better visualize internal organs in the abdomen and chest. This diagnostic technique is painless and usually does not require sedation or anesthesia for your pet. Ultrasound can also be used to obtain biopsies of organs or tumors, obtain fluid samples such as free-floating fluid or urine, within the abdominal cavity.

Compassionate veterinary care in Longmont, Colorado.

Address

1250 Main St.Longmont
CO 80501
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Hours

Mon-Wed: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thurs-Fri: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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