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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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Angie Busby
3 weeks ago
Our cat had a pretty severe accident and Aspen Meadow, by luck, was the nearest emergency 24 hr care available near us. Throughout the entire 6 week experience of our cat healing, the staff was amazing. They were courteous, always on time for our appointments with no waiting period, they explained what was going on clearly, they provided estimates that were flexible to work with based on our budget, they always meet us at the door for our appointments, and we never had a bad experience. When we first arrived, they got our cat back into the trauma room and had a diagnosis for us within the hour--which was amazingly fast for everything going on. I would recommend Aspen Meadow to anyone with veterinary needs--emergency or non. Thank you for caring for our cat like it was your own!!
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Ben Bayer
3 weeks ago
I was referred to Dr. Fowler after my dog was diagnosed with lymphoma. She has been absolutely amazing throughout this incredibly difficult time. From the beginning she gave several treatment options depending on my financial circumstances. Throughout the treatment, she has been tremendously caring and sympathetic. I couldn't ask for better care for the most important thing in my life.
Karen Dike
3 weeks ago
We used this emergency care twice. Both times the service was excellent. Quality of care and the caring of the personnel were excellent. I am glad this service is available in our community.
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Mat Greten
9 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 - 8 months ago
Thank you Matt. We hope Summit is doing great!
Pete Van Hooker
3 months 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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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
I’m sorry that we weren’t able to meet to discuss your dissatisfaction. I hope the following addresses some open concerns. Regardless, feel free to contact our hospital with any follow-up. On the evening you are referring to, your dog was brought to our clinic by your son’s friend, who had accidentally hit the dog with his car resulting in moderate trauma. The young man was rightfully concerned for the dog and brought her into our hospital for assessment. She was quickly determined to be in shock from the trauma requiring immediate treatment. Your son’s friend could not authorize treatment, but your son and two other friends arrived within a short period of time. When your son arrived it was explained to him by the Emergency Veterinarian the dog was in shock. We told him that there were concerns about internal bleeding and the large open wound on the right hind leg, both of which required a more in-depth assessment. Our policy, as is that of any veterinary emergency room, is to present the guardian(s) with an initial treatment plan and associated costs after doctor assessment. The Emergency Veterinary Nurse presented this plan to your son within minutes of him arriving at our hospital. This initial treatment plan requested authorization for initial treatment up to $500. All treatment was declined, including an injection of pain medication (~$40). When asked why, we were told that regardless of your dog suffering from major trauma and pain, we could not give her medication because of the contribution it would make to pharmaceutical companies and the belief that they are evil. The Emergency Veterinarian explained in multiple conversations and ways that your dog was in shock, what the concerns were from physical exam findings, why x-rays and blood work were needed. All of these fall under appropriate protocol with any trauma patient. Unfortunately, we were not able to gain agreement regarding our assessment or recommendations and were not authorized for any form of treatment, thereby delaying care for your ailing dog. Although we are a business we do make every attempt to help our furry friends that come to us even when their owners cannot. So, given the impression that there were financial constraints, various treatment plans were presented that would allow your dog to get basic care without resulting in financial stress to your family. Authorization to us for the basic treatment of pain medication and IV fluid therapy (below the initial treatment plan of $500) was not given. After hours of trying to work with your son on different treatment options, explaining the dog was suffering and in pain, there was no agreement to even the most basic treatment. At that point, it was determined we had exhausted all remedies in our attempts to accommodate your dog’s (and son’s) situation. Therefore our Hospital’s only option was to recommend he sign an Against Medical Advice form and take the dog home. The large open wound on your dog’s hind leg was eventually bandaged (although not the appropriate therapy for this wound) at no cost to your son. All he was required to pay for was the emergency exam fee. As for the police involvement, they were called due to personal and public safety concerns surrounding this particular group of young men who appeared to be under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, since they were going to eventually be on the roads. After the police arrived they talked with all four young men and determined that one of the four was sober and capable of driving allowing them to leave. We did attempt to follow-up the next day out of concern for your dog, but received no response.
Happy Gl
3 weeks ago
Our Catahoula Broke her wrist. The folks at Aspen Meadows did a great job taking care of her.
Deborah Crabbe
4 months 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.
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Nicole Rose
a year 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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