VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado

For Veterinarians Overview

At VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado, we understand and value the unique relationship you have built with your clients and patients. Our desire is to serve as an extension of your practice for advanced medical care when you've done all you can do. We strive to support our referring veterinarians in many ways, including:

  • Friendly, highly trained administrative and technical staff dedicated to getting you what you need for your clients and patients
  • Access by phone to the specialist you need (immediately whenever possible)
  • Records sent to you by email, fax, or mail usually within 1 business day for every visit/daily for hospitalized patients
  • Print materials for your office to help your clients understand advanced procedures
  • Overnight care for minimal care patients you just don't want to send home
  • 7 day/week internal medicine appointments with regular pricing during business hours even over the weekend
  • 6 day/week surgery appointments with regular pricing during business hours even on Saturdays
  • 4 day/week neurology appointments
  • Same day procedures for your client's convenience whenever possible
  • Onsite physical therapy for best surgical outcomes
  • 24 hour emergency services
  • Emergency after hours neurology consultations
  • Emergency scope, MRI, CT, and surgery capabilities on site 
  • Formal continuing education for you and for your technical and administrative staff
  • Lunch N Learn opportunities for you and your staff
  • Need more? Just ask... We are always looking for new and better ways to serve... and we will do our best for you every time!

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