Our staff at Animal Medical Center-Estes Park is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
Drs. Theresa Flicek and Cara Woodford has studied traditional veterinary acupuncture and now offers it to our patients at the Animal Medical Center. The goal of veterinary acupuncture is to produce a healing response within your pet’s body by inserting needles at specific points on the body. Since there are many specific conditions that may benefit from acupuncture, please consult with Dr. Flicek or Dr. Woodford to determine if acupuncture may be right for your pet.
Advanced Digital X-rays
Our digital radiology technology provides detailed x-ray images in seconds. The digital format of x-rays provides greater detail than conventional x-ray technology, allowing us to visualize more subtle changes. The digital images also enable us to easily consult out-of-house veterinary radiologists, from whom evaluations are usually available within hours.
If it becomes necessary for your pet to see a veterinarian other than those here at the Animal Medical Center, the digital images can easily be sent to a specialty veterinary clinic of your choice.
Since periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs, we strongly recommend a home dental care program in addition to the dental evaluation included in your pet’s annual wellness exam. Periodically, all pets need their teeth cleaned in the same way that we need our teeth cleaned by a dentist. Since dental disease in pets affects their overall health so dramatically, and pets do not tolerate hands in their mouths the way humans do, we recommend a very thorough cleaning while your pet is under anesthesia. The deep sedation of anesthesia and the placement of an endotrachial tube allows us to clean your pet’s teeth below the gum line with an ultra-sonic scaler, polish teeth and treat with fluoride, while ensuring that your pet’s airway is secure.
The dental cleaning procedure in pets is virtually the same as a surgical procedure For dental cleanings and other dental procedures, your pet will be admitted to our hospital in the morning on the day of the procedure, and discharged in the afternoon on the same day. We recommend in-house pre-anesthetic blood work for all pets of any age undergoing anesthesia, and require pre-anesthetic blood work for all pets over 7 years of age. You will be kept updated on your pet’s progress during the day by phone. At discharge time, the veterinarian will provide detailed home care instructions to ensure a good recovery at home. Often, follow up appointments are not necessary, but a good home dental hygiene program is recommended for best long-term results. We carry a selection of pet dental care products you can use to keep your pet’s teeth clean.
The in-house laboratory at the Animal Medical Center allows us to get important diagnostic blood/urine/fecal test results in less than an hour. This includes blood chemistry and hematology, urinalysis and fecal exams. These results are often critical in determining a treatment program for your pet. For additional diagnostics including biopsies, serology and bacterial cultures, we also utilize several out-of-house laboratories that provide prompt results in days.
We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.
We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.
Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.
At Animal Medical Center-Estes Park, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
Animal Medical Center-Estes Park offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Estes Park, CO and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Animal Medical Center-Estes Park, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.
We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Animal Medical Center-Estes Park, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
Our veterinary surgeons, along with the highly trained staff, are able to perform many surgical procedures in-house, providing your pets with the best possible health care and a quick return home. As an AHAA certified clinic, the Animal Medical Center is held to the highest standards of surgical care for your pets. Our surgical suite contains the same modern monitoring equipment found in a human hospital! Vital statistics, including heart rate, ECG, pulse ox, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature are always carefully monitored during surgical procedures to ensure the health of your pet. Your pet’s comfort, before, during and after the procedure, is always one of our most important concerns. The veterinary surgeon will provide pain control in the form of injections prior to and after surgery, as well as oral medications for you to administer to your pet at home during recovery.
In most cases, your pet will be admitted to our hospital in the morning on the day of the surgical procedure, and discharged in the late afternoon on the same day. We recommend in-house pre-anesthetic blood work for all pets of any age undergoing anesthesia, to ensure that your pet’s internal organs are healthy and also to determine the medications that are best to use during surgery. For all pets over the age of 7 years, we require pre-anesthetic blood work. You will be kept updated on your pet’s progress during the day by phone. At discharge time, the veterinary surgeon will provide detailed home care instructions to ensure a good recovery at home. Follow up brief appointments are often encouraged to allow us to follow your pet’s recovery and to adjust any treatments as necessary.
For surgical cases that require specialized equipment that is not available in our clinic, we will gladly refer you to the specialty clinic that we feel will do the best job for you and your pet.
Previously available only at specialty clinics, our in-house ultrasound technology can also help make diagnoses of critical conditions accurately and quickly. Speedy diagnoses help save lives! Often, conditions such as tumors, bladder stones, foreign bodies and pregnancies can be diagnosed with ultrasound. Ultrasound is a non-invasive and painless procedure that allows veterinarians to view your pet’s internal organs to look for signs of disease.
At Animal Medical Center-Estes Park in Estes Park, CO , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At Animal Medical Center-Estes Park in Estes Park, CO , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
Cryosurgery removes skin disorders for cosmetic reasons or for medical necessity. It is a process of rapidly freezing tissue in order to destroy unwanted skin lesions. It is fast, safe and very effective. Our office uses the Freezpen. It is a pen-like instrument which uses nitrous oxide to deliver quick and effective treatment.
The advantages of cryosurgery are:
- Generally no anesthesia is needed
- Treatments are quick, safe and effective
- Procedures take between 5-30 seconds
- No skin preparation or after care is needed
Consider talking with one of our doctors to determine if cryosurgery is an option for your pet.contact us
At Animal Medical Center-Estes Park in Estes Park, CO , we provide care for your pet through all stages of life. Since pets age faster than we do, it is easy to forget that they can be considered seniors after just seven years. Moreover, as they get older, their health needs change in unique ways that require proper consideration.
We will work with you to develop a health plan that is right for the specific needs of your senior pet. Nutrition, exercise and the prevention of common problems through regular exams are all ways to help your senior pet stay healthy.
As a pet owner, you want to make sure your pet has the highest quality of life as they age. With proper care, they may even get more time to spend with you and your family, so educating pet owners on proper senior pet care is vital.contact us