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Welcome to Wadsworth Animal Hospital

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.

Your Lakewood Veterinarian Providing Compassionate Pet Wellness Care Since 1975

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Our Lakewood veterinary team of  Dr. Erika Olson, Dr. Heather Moffett, and Dr. Allison Coates 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.

Bel Mar Vet Gives Focus to Progressive Pain Management and Puppy and Kitten Care

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.

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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


Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • The staff is very professional and caring. The veterinarian is the best I’ve ever seen. She gets scared kitties out from hiding spots with love. We’ve been going there two years and will go in the future.

    - Robb Wood
  • Awesome staff! Informed clinic with great service! Thanks!

    - Logan Langley

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Allison Coates- DVM
    Dr. Allison Coates- DVM

    Dr. Allison Coates received her DVM and MPH from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Prior to vet school, she received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University. Dr. Coates enjoys using her Masters in Public Health to focus on One Health and how our pet's health and happiness affect our own.


    Dr. Coates lives in Denver with her cat, Pangur, her puppy, Pluto, and her three chickens, Maisey, Ethel, and Doris. She loves hiking, skiing, and yoga.

  • Dr. Heather Moffett - DVM
    Dr. Heather Moffett - DVM

    Dr. Heather Moffett was raised on a farm in Marion, Ohio, and fell in love with both science and animals at an early age.  She attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in 2000.  Heather then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2004.  She practiced large and small animal medicine in Utah for 4 years before moving to Denver, Colorado, and limiting her practice to dogs and cats.

    Dr. Moffett lives in Thornton with her husband, Mark, two young sons and a daughter, and Shih Tzu, Sadie.  She loves hiking, travelling, and getting to work part time so she can still be a big part of her children's first few years of life.

  • Dr. Erika Olson - DVM
    Dr. Erika Olson - DVM

    Dr. Erika Olson received her DVM from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist.  Prior to vet school, she received a Master of Science from CSU and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.  Before joining Wadsworth Animal Hospital in 2010, Dr. Olson practiced small animal medicine in Seattle, Washington and in southeast Denver.

    Dr. Olson and her family share their home in Morrison with their dogs, Moose, Molly, and Scout, their cat, Cheddar, and a smattering of fish.  When she isn’t chasing her small children, she enjoys everything about the kitchen (cooking and eating), reading, and running.

Office Hours

Monday

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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