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Wadsworth Animal Hospital located in Lakewood, CO has provided area residents with compassionate pet wellness care for over thirty-five years. Our dedication to excellent veterinary care extends from our team of veterinarians to all members of our staff. This commitment allows us to provide Denver dog and cat owners with the personalized service they expect and deserve.
Our Lakewood veterinary team of Dr. Eric L. Eisen and Dr. Erika Olson brings decades of combined experience to our clinic. Their excellent performance as veterinary professionals shines through with each pet they treat. We are very proud of our entire team and the pet healthcare knowledge they bring to our establishment.
As a Bel Mar vet clinic, we offer preventative pet wellness care and urgent care procedures. Our team performs routine examinations, puppy and kitten care checkups, pet vaccinations, spay/neuter procedures, pet dental cleanings, and surgery procedures for cats and dogs. We also have an on-site radiology center, in-house laboratory, and pet pharmacy to make sure each pet gets the immediate care they need.
Our clinic also offers emergency vet procedures during normal business hours and 24-hour referrals for all other times.
Progressive pain management is essential to pet wellness care. For cat and dog owners, this can be determined by how a pet receives medication during treatment. Our Lakewood veterinarian team focuses on progressive pain management in order to meet what is best for the individual pet. By learning the early signs of pain or discomfort in our pets, we are able to provide the proper care to help prevent future conditions from occurring and to treat symptoms more effectively and efficiently.
Progressive pain management in a veterinary setting includes the ability to understand animal responses to pain. Veterinarians and staff are trained to determine signals that a dog or cat may be giving exhibiting discomfort. Signs generally include loss of normal behavior, expression of abnormal behavior (barking, crying, whining), reaction to touch (flinching), and elevated heart rate or respiratory rate. Older pets and younger pets each exhibit these characteristics differently, which is another reason why the inclusion of progressive pain management is quite important to our Lakewood animal hospital.
Knowing your pet's behavioral patterns is important for recognizing any pain. By starting with proper puppy and kitten care at the beginning stages, it will help to ensure a healthy life for your pet as it continues into its adult years. Puppy and kitten care will include keeping vaccinations up-to-date, scheduling regular check-ups and starting your pet on a healthy dietary and exercise plan, which will help make future trips to the vet hassle-free.
Lakewood, Englewood, Arvada, Littleton, and Denver pet owners interested in scheduling a pet wellness care or puppy and kitten care appointment with our office may do so by calling 303-234-1549.
After Hours Emergency Contact
Please contact Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital at 303-424-3325