for Immediate Release
Thursday, Oct 9, 2008
Dr. Matt Rooney, 303.678.8844
Charlotte Supple, 303.678.8844
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists hosts open house to celebrate grand opening
Boulder Valley's premier specialty veterinary hospital, Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists (AMVS), will open its doors to the public from 9a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct 11 to provide tours of its recently remodeled facility at 104 S. Main Street in Longmont. The new facility officially opens for business on Monday, Oct 13.
Open house events include a Halloween costume contest, mask decorating, and "trick or treating" for kids and their pets; free photos of families and their pets; an inflatable bouncer, "The Bowser Bouncer" for kids; tours of the Code 3 disaster trailer; tours of the hospital, its state-of-the-art facility and equipment, and its environmental operations; dog-friendly business booths; prizes and giveaways; and refreshments.
The new 8,400 AMVS building is striving to be the very first veterinary facility in the country to complete Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certification and is pursuing a zero-waste operation. In business since 2004, the hospital also is certified as Boulder County's Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE).
In addition to its environmentally-focused architecture, construction, and operations, highlights of the new hospital design include a reception-area view of of the endless pool and underwater treadmill used to rehabilitate dogs after surgery; separate waiting room areas for dogs and cats and their families; a kids' play area in the waiting room; and a special comfort room with an outdoor patio area for families whose pets must undergo euthanasia. In addition, each room of the new hospital has been dedicated to and named after pets that have touched AMVS staff members, commemorated with framed photos and stories.
AMVS provides 24-hour specialty internal medicine, surgery, emergency and critical care, physical rehabilitation, pain management, and blood bank services. Under the medical and business leadership of Dr. Matt Rooney, AMVS' vision is to be the veterinary specialty and emergency center of choice based on four guiding principles-compassionate expert care, teamwork, communication, and environmental/social responsibility. Dr. Rooney received his doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) in 1998 and master's of science degree in 2002 from Colorado State University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004. He previously served on the faculty at CSU's School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. AMVS employs seven doctors, thre interns, 20 nurses, and seven administrative staff members.
For more information, go to www.aspenmeadowvet.com or call 303.678.8844