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About Us

Thank you for considering Aspen Meadow as a member of your pet’s healthcare team. Read on to learn more about who we are and what we have to offer.

About

Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists (AMVS) provides specialty and 24-hour emergency veterinary services for dogs and cats at our locations in Longmont and Boulder. Our experienced medical professionals, many of whom are board-certified specialists, provide pets and their families with the highest level of compassionate veterinary specialty and emergency care available.

Our History

Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists has been providing expert, compassionate care to the local animal community since 2004. See how far we’ve grown and stay tuned for even more to come.

2004

Dr. Matt Rooney and Christine Kjeell partnered with what was known as AEC to provide surgery and internal medicine as Flatirons Veterinary Specialists.

2008

Dr. Rooney and Christine created what is known today as Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists by joining the emergency, surgery, and internal medicine services in Longmont.

2009

Aspen Meadow became the first veterinary clinic in the country to achieve LEED certification when we moved locations and opened a new clinic in Longmont, where we still can be found today.

2010

Aspen Meadow started offering services in Boulder at the Alpenglow Veterinary Specialty + Emergency Center.

2015

Veterinary Neurology of Northern Colorado joined our team in Longmont and introduced an on-site MRI and neurosurgery to our hospital.

2016

Aspen Meadow joined the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals family.

2017

Aspen Meadow introduced an on-site CT machine.

Our Mission

Always provide the highest level of compassionate care available for pets and their families by leveraging continued education, advancement, and teamwork in a nurturing environment.

Core Values

Our Role

What is a veterinary specialist?

A board-certified veterinary specialist is a veterinarian with advanced education and training in a specific discipline of veterinary medicine. His or her knowledge and skill in this area is evaluated and recognized by a specialty organization or “college” sanctioned by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Throughout the past 15 years, there has been tremendous growth in the volume of new information and procedures available within the veterinary field. As a result, it is virtually impossible for any one veterinarian to be an expert in every medical discipline. As in human medicine, this reality has led to the development of advanced training programs in specialized areas. If your pet needs advanced care for a particular condition, injury, or illness, your family veterinarian may refer him or her to a veterinary specialist. This is where we come in!

How we work with your family veterinarian

The partnership between a specialty and a family veterinarian is important. Specialists are an extension of your family veterinarian, and we work closely together to provide a comprehensive healthcare plan for your pet. We will always keep your veterinarian informed of your pet’s medical updates and proposed treatment options, so you can feel fully supported and confident in making the best decisions for your pet.

Community Outreach

We pride ourselves on being highly involved in the Longmont and Boulder communities by supporting many local non-profit organizations and community events throughout the year. Below are some of the organizations we partner with.

Environmental Awareness

Since our doors first opened in 2004, we have been strong advocates of the “Going Green” movement and always aim to keep our earth as healthy as possible in the same way we do our patients. We share the planet with many amazing creatures and pride ourselves in doing what we can to make less of a negative impact on the environment.

Our Longmont location is proud to be LEED-certified, which is awarded to buildings with low environmental impact and a sustainable design, as well as PACE-certified, which recognizes leaders in the business community who are setting the standard for environmental sustainability. We were the first veterinary hospital in the state to hold either of these distinctions. Read on to learn more about how we maintain a low-impact, energy-efficient hospital.

Green facilities

  • Use of low-impact building materials
  • Designated parking for low emissions and hybrid vehicles
  • White roof elements and a reflective white membrane to deflect heat
  • Recycling areas throughout
  • All recycled concrete
  • Re-use of doors, frames, storefront, drinking fountains, windows, walls, and roof
  • Sustainability “teaching” signs
  • Recycled content carpet, ceramic flooring, laminates, and solid surface countertops
  • Low emitting materials (low VOC), such as paint, carpet, sealants, and adhesives are only used
  • Energy-efficient lighting and daylighting
  • Green power
  • Light pollution reduction
    • All outdoor light fixtures designed to prevent light going up into the sky or off of the property
    • Does not intrude into nocturnal life habitats
  • Designed with the capacity to generate some of its own electricity in the future
  • Refrigerant Management – new equipment utilizes environmentally-friendly refrigerants and techniques
  • Outdoor air delivery monitoring with carbon dioxide sensors
  • Low-flow fixtures and dual flush toilets
  • Highly efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) with an energy recuperation system that draws out energy in the old air, hot or cold, and uses it to heat or cool the new air coming in
  • 30 percent increase in ventilation above ASHRA requirements with carbon dioxide sensors
  • Thermal comfort design
  • Site is within half a block of at least two public transportation bus lines, a key site selection criteria
  • Bike racks, showers, and lockers to allow employees to bike to work or work out while on break
  • We compost!

Green Facilities

  • Use of low-impact building materials
  • Designated parking for low emissions and hybrid vehicles
  • White roof elements and a reflective white membrane to deflect heat
  • Recycling areas throughout
  • All recycled concrete
  • Re-use of doors, frames, storefront, drinking fountains, windows, walls, and roof
  • Sustainability “teaching” signs
  • Recycled content carpet, ceramic flooring, laminates, and solid surface countertops
  • Low emitting materials (low VOC), such as paint, carpet, sealants, and adhesives are only used
  • Energy-efficient lighting and daylighting
  • Green power
  • Light pollution reduction
    • All outdoor light fixtures designed to prevent light going up into the sky or off of the property
    • Does not intrude into nocturnal life habitats
  • Designed with the capacity to generate some of its own electricity in the future
  • Refrigerant Management – new equipment utilizes environmentally-friendly refrigerants and techniques
  • Outdoor air delivery monitoring with carbon dioxide sensors
  • Low-flow fixtures and dual flush toilets
  • Highly efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) with an energy recuperation system that draws out energy in the old air, hot or cold, and uses it to heat or cool the new air coming in
  • 30 percent increase in ventilation above ASHRA requirements with carbon dioxide sensors
  • Thermal comfort design
  • Site is within half a block of at least two public transportation bus lines, a key site selection criteria
  • Bike racks, showers, and lockers to allow employees to bike to work or work out while on break
  • We compost!

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Fear Free Certified

We make a big effort to keep up with all of the latest veterinary innovations and trends. Fear Free is a movement that promotes low-stress veterinary visits for pets. Unlike their human parents, pets don’t always know that we are here to help and will sometimes express signs of fear or stress during their visit. It is our mission to create as calm an environment as possible so that your pet can have a pleasant experience with us, which is why we have designated Fear Free Certified staff members who are specially trained in low-stress handling techniques to reduce fear and anxiety in your pet. They ensure that special attention is given to keep nervous pets relaxed and comfortable throughout their visit.

If your pet gets anxious at the vet, please be sure to let us know ahead of time and we can make certain accommodations for a low-stress visit. Feel free to bring along any favorite treats, blankets, or toys to your next appointment so that your pet can feel more at ease. Be sure to ask your Aspen Meadow technician or veterinarian about the Fear Free(sm) movement to learn more.