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Winter is already upon us! Dr. Sofia Kalkstein, one of our emergency doctors, recently wrote an article about how to help keep our pets safe this time of year. Check it out!
Sofia Kalkstein, DVM puppy and kitten lying down. Emergency Veterinarian December 2014. We have all heard the old adage in Colorado that if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. However, winter is here and will lay its' cold, snowy grip on the Front Range for the next few months.
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Have you ever noticed a yellow ribbon on another dog's leash? The yellow dog project was created to help alert others about a dog that may need space and should not be greeted. There are many reasons for this, including possible fear aggression, a dog in training, or a dog being rehabilitated. Please respect this if you come across a yellow ribbon.
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This is Rio. He presented to Dr. Maggie Vandenberg, our neurologist, as a daytime emergency for epilepsy. Rio has had recurrent seizures today, but he is doing well. He was subjected to an e-collar to make sure his catheter stayed in place.
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AMVS is a proud sponsor of Wildlands Restoration Volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at one of the events we are sponsoring, check out the Anemone Hill Trail Rehab Project, the Coal Creek Flood Restoration Project, and the Longmont Discovery Trail Flood Rebuild Project on the WRV website. There will be a few AMVS staff members at these events, so come check them out! These events are a great time. 
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This is Ginger. She came in last week for a consultation with our oncologist, Dr. Brooke Fowler, after being diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma. Hemangiosarcoma is a type of cancer that comes from the tissues that make up the blood vessels in the body. Ginger had a limb amputation at her primary veterinarian and began chemotherapy last week. She is such a sweet girl and we wish her the best!
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This is Dexter. He made the trip from Washington to have surgery with Dr. Rooney and Dr. Gall. Dexter underwent a Canine Unicompartmental Elbow (CUE) procedure yesterday. This procedure is a partial elbow replacement. It was developed as a treatment for severe cases of elbow dysplasia where arthroscopic surgery and nonsurgical options are no longer successful. This is a relatively new procedure that has shown great success. Dexter is recovering well and will soon be on his way back home.
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You may not know, but Stud Muffin was originally adopted into the AMVS family as a blood donor cat. Over his almost 3 years with us, he has donated blood a handful of times. Today, Stud became a donor for one of our Internal Medicine patients, Frankie. Stud did have to be sedated for the procedure, but he is recovering well. We wish Frankie a quick recovery!
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Stud Muffin snuck his way up to reception this weekend and decided to snack on a flower arrangement. Unfortunately, this flower arrangement contained lilies. Lilies are very toxic to cats, so poor Stud has been hanging out on fluids since. Please be careful about what your pets can get into around your house. Stud is doing well and we expect him to be back to his spunky self very soon.
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AMVS is hosting one of Longmont Humane Society's annual Holiday Giving Trees in our lobby. Next time you are in the clinic, stop by and check it out. These donations will provide much needed funds for the animals at LHS. Thank you to all for helping us support such a great cause!
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This is Bob. He is 8 years old. He spent the better part of last week with our Internal Medicine team and Dr. Yaphe. Bob presented in renal failure and needed to be hospitalized on fluids. He became a favorite of staff. Since going home, Bob has continued to do well and we wish him a speedy recovery.
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This is Tommy. He had surgery with Dr. Josie Mallinckrodt in June for a hind leg fracture. He has continued to see the surgery team for regular bandage changes to monitor his progress and his bandage was removed yesterday! He still has a few more weeks of recovery, but should be good as new soon! Thank you Tommy for the delicious cake. The staff loved it!
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Learning that your pet has cancer can be a very difficult conversation. The decision about what to do next is always hard. If you have questions about your pet's recent diagnosis, you may schedule a consultation with our oncologist, Dr Brooke Fowler, to learn more about the options available to you and your pet.
Dr. Andy Roark discusses the six steps you should take before making a choice on cat or dog cancer treatment.
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104 S Main St Longmont, CO 80501
104 South Main StreetUSColoradoLongmont80501
(303) 678-8844aspenmeadowvet.com
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Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, PC (AMVS) provides 24-hour emergency vet services in Longmont, CO. We are dedicated to giving families in need the highest level of veterinary specialty and emergency care with our collaborative team, Animal Emergency and Critical Care, LLC (AECC).

In times of a life-threatening accident, a chronic disease, or debilitating injury, you can trust that our expert specialists and advanced technology provide our patients with the highest level of care in an effort to facilitate a healthy recovery.

Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists offers services in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Neurology, and Critical Care. Please call 303-678-8844 for an appointment or anytime you have an emergency with your pet.
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Pete Van Hooker
a week ago
Recently Our German shepherd was brought to Aspen Meadows by my 20 year old son after her leg was hit by a car. The dog was brought in the back room for examination and the after hours attendant said it would be a minimum of $1800 to treat the Dog. The staff tried to intimidate my son into proceeding with treatment, but he & his family do not have that amount of money & he owns no credit cards. He informed the staff he could not afford the cost and signed some release papers to take the dog home. The Aspen meadows attendant Called the police on my son and within 10 minutes 4 Longmont police officers arrived. Are you kidding ?? What kind of example is that to instill on a young adult/patient. He thought he was making the right decision, since his parents were not home, and the dog was wounded. Do Not bring your loving animals to Aspen Meadows on the chance they may call the police if you cannot afford their extravagant estimate. Aspen Meadows Veterinary specialists are the criminals here.. The following morning we brought our pet to Longs Peak Animal Hospital with a compassionate staff whom treated our shepherd for less than $500.
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Mat Greten
6 months ago
I was thoroughly impressed with the entire staff at Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists. Last night our dog was bit and we took her in at 10pm. It was a small wound and they cleaned it up and got us out the door in under an hour. Each one of the staff was personal, comforting, and looking to help as best they could. It was the simple things that put this Vet hospital over the top for me. My dog wasn't just a task for them to complete last night, instead each staff member helped our dog warm up to them, may sound like a silly thing, but this approach was in everything else they did. The price was decent, the people were great, and my dog is at home getting better. I would recommend going to Aspen Meadow for after hour pet emergencies.
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Thank you Matt. We hope Summit is doing great!
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Nicole Rose
9 months ago
This place is amazing! My dog is my best bud, and when something is wrong I look for the best care around. Penni gets extremely nervous when she goes to vet hospitals but when I brought her in to Aspen Meadow, just the greeting she received from the receptionist visibly calmed her down. They did xrays on her and decided to scope her elbows, which meant surgery- I was a wreck. Day of surgery, as I'm checking her in, Sheri asked how i was and I just started sobbing... she just hugged me, EXACTLY what I needed. They did the surgery and called me immediately after to let me know how everything went. When I picked her up they gave me a aftercare packet that had her picture on it, along with everything that happened prior to surgery, during surgery, and what the next few weeks would look like. This was AMAZING!!! If you're looking for quality pet care with a caring staff, this is the place for you. I will always go back to Aspen Meadows :) Money is always tight for me but they are worth every cent!!
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Betsy Friess
a year ago
From the moment we walked into Aspen Meadows for the first time, we were treated kindly and with respect -- never rushed, presented with options and informed in advance about costs (no surprises). Our Golden Retriever was welcomed with open and loving arms. Dr. Rooney and his staff helped us through heart surgery. Our dog then developed not one but TWO kinds of cancers - one quite rare. Dr. Perry and his staff guided us through more than a year of treatment. When Dr. Perry moved away and was unavailable by phone, Kelsey Jones got our questions answered quickly by the Internal Medicine Department. The communication between Aspen Meadows and my local vet is open and constant. We are now going to adopt and elderly Golden who has cancer. We sent the reports to Aspen Meadows and the new oncologist, Dr. Brooke Fowler, called us to discuss the reports even though she not yet met us nor our new dog! Who could ask for better attention? This place is wonderful and we trust and highly recommend Aspen Meadows for any kind of pet care.
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Deborah Crabbe
a month ago
My Vet was closed so I brought my dog in and everyone was very nice and they do give a senior discount. I am glad to know they are there. When I had to consider end of life care they were good to explain costs and were kind to say they were there when I needed them. I was able to go to my vet for that but I was glad to know they were there.
Ashley Rogers
7 months ago
I brought my dog into here Sunday afternoon, he had been hit by a car no more than an hour before that. The vet told me absolutely nothing about him just that he was stable for that moment being, and that he was in pain, rather than checking the things I had noticed were wrong all she said was she didnt notice them. More than that, all she wanted was me to do 700$ worth of testing. When I took himnto another vet the fully examined him in from of me, and they answered my questions about what was wrong with him, without the 700$ of testing
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Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Ashley, We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your experience at our clinic. Your account of events is not consistent with the standard of care and core values our clinic strives to achieve. Our mission is to provide the highest level of care to our patients and their families, so we would welcome the opportunity to review the details of your visit with you. Please contact us at 303-678-8844 to address the concerns you had with your visit.
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Pamela Dehnel
a year ago
Be very VERY certain they know that if their initial estimate is not 100% exactly what they are doing for your pet at any given moment, they know to contact you DIRECTLY and IMMEDIATELY for clear authorization to proceed with any unexpected treatment or therapies or examinations or procedures. Apparently there is some issue in their ability to communicate this within their staff, and this can turn an estimated 150$ visit (for some scratches which may have needed some antibiotics) into a $1,200 visit {that includes putting the pet under anesthesia to clean the scratches and other seemingly excessive additions to the treatment plan). I am just saying, be clear and precise and repeat your understanding with the vet as well as the office staff of exactly what you are authorizing them to do, before you leave your pet's side for them to proceed with care.
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Michelle Huster
a year ago
This is a great place to go if you have endless money and can afford to spend it on our pet. If you don't, they treat you like a criminal. I brought a severely injured cat here a few nights ago. They took the cat back and would not let me stay with her during her initial assessment. Someone came out with a very large bill of treatments and options. At this point no guesses were given on her chances. I explained to them that I am a teacher on a limited salary and they came up with a lesser quote that included pain medication, IV fluids and antibiotics for 500. They wanted that money right then and there to continue treatment. It was 11 in the evening and I get paid once a month. My partner was able to get a loan from his boss in the morning, but they wanted that money right now. My alternate option was to take the cat back home in the condition I brought her in. I was very emotional and felt like they were sending her back home to die because I couldn't produce a large sum of money. I called the Dr. on her approach. Her presentation was that "this is a business first, and our professionals have student loans to pay". I reminded her that I chose to be a teacher and also have those same commitments but can't treat children like that. She got extremely angry and started shaking and telling me that she will not allow me to make her guilty about the money aspect of this business. It was a lecture and confrontation by a person who is supposed to be a professional. It was down right vicious. I had to tell her that I was not asking for charity, but for some grace in finding the money in the morning from family and friends. I was then brought paperwork saying they would keep her on fluids till the morning and I needed to move her to another hospital. Then they made me sign a form saying I was refusing medical treatment for my cat. In addition, if she crashed in the middle of the night, they would call me, but do nothing to intervene. There was no compassion for our grief, there was an accusation that I was the one refusing to care for my pet, not them. I reviewed the estimates for the diagnostic options that they wanted to do. An xray was 520$. I found the customary cost of this service is around 100. The blood work and other charges were over 300% higher than the standard and customary. I do understand this is an emergency clinic, but other emergency centers charge much less for better care. I took her to another clinic the next day and the same diagnostics and the price of the surgery required were less than the IV and "non treatment" we got here. I will NEVER go back and I hope the heartless business side of this place has an epiphany. People need compassion while their pets are hurt as much as the animals do. There are kinder and gentler ways to deliver the information I was given. These people would have a thriving business if they focus on what matters, the animals. Money is root of all evil as proven here. As an educator, I am disgusted with this place.
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