VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital

Leilani Ireland Way, DVM, DACVECC, Medical Director

DVM, Colorado State University
Certifications: DACVECC
Departments: Emergency/Critical Care


Dr. Way grew up in Salt Lake City where she attended Westminster College for her undergraduate B.S. degree. She then moved to Fort Collins to attend veterinary school at Colorado State University. After veterinary school Dr. Way came to VCA Alameda East for a one year rotating internship in 2008. After her internship she moved back to Fort Collins in 2009 and began a three year residency in small animal emergency and critical care at Colorado State University. In 2012, Dr. Way completed her residency, received a M.S. degree and successfully passed her ACVECC (American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care) boards exam. She then returned to Denver to rejoin VCA Alameda East as a small animal criticalist.  She serves as VCA Alameda East's medical director.

Dr. Way’s research interests are nosocomial infections, sepsis, and abdominal compartment syndrome.

Dr. Way enjoys spending her free time with her husband, children, dog (Australian Shepherd named Olive) and rabbit (named Grumley).


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

Our Emergency Number - 303 366 2639

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital has been providing 24-hour emergency care to the community since 1971.  Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, there is experienced veterinary staff on site.  With our capable staff and advanced medical/surgical capabilities we are able to provide a wide range of lifesaving procedures to treat the seriously ill or injured animal. 

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