VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado

Susan Wight, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Colorado State University
Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

Biography

Dr. Wight has been with VCA Veterinary Specialists (emergency service) since 1996, almost since its inception. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1985 with a BS (high distinction) in microbiology, biomedical concentration. She went on to earn a DVM degree from CSU in 1989. From 1989 to 1997 she worked in a mixed practice in Estes Park, CO. She gained extensive experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine, and saw a large variety of animal species, including llamas, horses, cattle, pocket pets, ferrets, rabbits, birds, dogs and cats (of course) and the odd turtle, frog, and snake. The practice handled its own emergencies, so Dr. Wight became quite familiar with her passion of emergency medicine.

Dr. Wight has many interests outside the hospital, including cycling, hiking and camping, photography, canoeing the Boundary Waters, and she is an avid birder. The other members of her household include Chris, husband of many years, and Flounder, a cat adopted from the Larimer County Humane Society. And too many guppies to count, which are available for adoption to loving families….
 

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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
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