VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado

Michael Green, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Colorado State University
Certifications: DACVS
Departments: Surgery


Dr. Mike Green is a Colorado native and is lucky enough to have grown up in Gunnison where fishing and hiking were amongst favorite activities.  Following graduation from CSU Veterinary College in 2006, he did a rotating small animal internship at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  He followed this with a surgical internship at Sage Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Centers in San Francisco, California where he subsequently remained for a three-year surgical residency.  Mike joined the team at VSNC in September of 2011.

His special interests include orthopedic and reconstructive surgery although he is adept in all disciplines of surgery.  Mike complements the Surgery Service at VSNC with an enthusiasm for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of orthopedic ailments and works in collaboration with our fully-equipped Physical Rehabilitation Department to provide comprehensive peri-operative and post-operative patient care.  Mike’s outside interests (besides being a good husband and father to two beautiful girls) include fly-fishing, bird-watching, photography, football, hiking, and traveling the back roads of Colorado.  Mike brings to VSNC a wonderful sense of humor, compassion, and an uncompromising respect for his patients, clients, and other staff members.

Dr. Green is available for consultation and surgery Monday through Thursday at VSNC. He partners with the other surgeons to provide emergency surgical services 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year.


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

We are available 24/7 for emergencies.

Please remain calm and call (970) 278-0668 to get advice on your pet's particular situation. We will give you instructions on how to handle your pet while enroute and give you directions to the hospital. Be aware that even a loving pet, when injured and scared, may try to bite. If in doubt, gently place a towel or blanket over the head making sure to provide good air circulation for breathing. This will help settle the animal.

What Is An Emergency?

Bring your pet in to see us if any of the following occur:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unstoppable bleeding
  • Inability to urinate/defecate
  • Heatstroke
  • Bloated/distended abdomen
  • Inability to deliver kittens or puppies
  • Loss of balance, unconsciousness, or seizure
  • Pain
  • Major trauma/Injury
  • Shock
  • Poisoning
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Lameness
  • Eye injuries, sudden blindness, cloudiness or abnormal discharge.
  • Allergic reactions
  • Diabetic issues
  • Severe lethargy
  • Temperature greater than 104�F
  • Anything else that concerns you