When you take your beloved pet to a hospital, you likely have a few questions in mind. Is my pet going to receive quality care?  Am I making the best choice? Luckily, when you come to Columbine Pet Hospital, you don’t have to worry. We offer a wide range of services including:

  • Preventative Care
  • Dental Care
  • Vaccinations
  • Surgery
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound

We’re proud to offer a full range of services for you and your pet. We maintain a pharmacy, laboratory, hospital, and more, so you can be sure that we’ll be able to give your pet excellent care.

Work With Professionals That Care

For over 40 years, Columbine Animal Hospital has provided the people of Littleton, CO, with compassionate pet care. As animal lovers ourselves, we know how much your pet means to you because they mean a lot to us as well. Our exceptional team of doctors and support staff is ready and waiting to keep your pets happy, and we’ll do everything we can to help them.

Are you looking for a pet hospital in Littleton, CO? Come to Columbine Pet Hospital today. Your pet deserves the best vet, so don’t settle for anything less.

Animal and Pet Vaccination Services

Quality veterinary care is important at all stages of your pet’s life. We feel that proper preventative care in puppies, kittens, and new pets is an important foundation for life long health.

Laser Pain Management Therapy

For years, we have been using Class IV lasers to treat a variety of ailments in dogs and cats.  This innovative treatment modality can treat numerous problems including:

  • Pain relief
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
  • Arthritis associated with hip dysplasia
  • Post surgery recovery
  • Soft tissue trauma

The laser uses a beam of light that penetrates into tissue.  This laser energy induces a biological response which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing.  The laser light is delivered with a small hand piece.  Most pets find the laser treatment soothing and comfortable.  They typically will only feel warmth from the laser.

Depending on the condition being treated, the laser treatments take just a few minutes. Some conditions can be treated with a single session, while others need multiple sessions.  Your veterinarian can discuss with you a treatment plan for your pet.

Call today to get your pet started on this innovative pain management.  Our staff is happy to discuss this therapy with you and decide if it is the right treatment for your pet.  

Dentistry

Dental health is an important foundation for healthy animals. Our pet’s teeth are an often overlooked problematic area. If you pull back your dog’s or cat’s lips you may see what our pet physicians see all too frequently, tartar and gum disease. Tartar and dental calculus are made up of bacteria and debris and act to cause problems not only in the mouth but in other areas of the body. As animals chew, it is possible for the bacteria adhered to their teeth to travel into their bloodstream and localize in various organs, causing problems throughout their body.

Another area of concern with dental disease is your pet’s comfort. Many animals are stoic and frequently do not show their owners how much they are in pain. Dental calculus and gum disease can be painful, and this can cause your best friend discomfort with every chew. Once dental calculus has adhered to the teeth, the only way for it to be removed is via dental instrumentation.

A Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) for dogs and cats involves general anesthesia. This allows us to do a thorough oral examination including a tooth by tooth assessment of periodontal health and measurement of any periodontal pockets indicative of infection or bone resorption.

All COHATs include dental radiographs to further evaluate problem areas in the mouth below the gumline. Dental radiographs also function as an important record of your pet’s dental history. An ultrasonic scaling of teeth is then performed, to remove soft and hard calculus present. Next is a hand polishing with dental abrasive, followed by tooth by tooth application of dental fluoride to harden and protect the dental enamel.

For maintenance care of your pet’s teeth after a dental cleaning, we recommend brushing your pet’s teeth daily with a veterinary approved toothpaste.

Prior to all anesthetic events, a laboratory blood profile is performed to assess internal organ function to evaluate health and risk of anesthetic procedures.

Please call today to schedule a consult or your pet’s dental cleaning.