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We pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with primary care veterinarians and appreciate your consideration in partnering with us on your patients’ specialty care needs.

Expectations of us

Our board-certified specialists utilize advanced, state-of-the-art equipment and trained technical staff to deliver the highest quality care to your patients. Our specialists are always available to consult with you on any questions you may have about a case and we offer a variety of Lunch & Learn and Meet & Greet opportunities for you and your team.

When your patient is in our care, we keep you informed every step of the way on diagnoses, prognoses, and proposed treatment options. Once your patient has undergone a procedure at our hospital and is in recovery, we look to you to continue any needed follow-up care. Our hospital is specialty and emergency only; we do not offer any primary care services, such as routine vaccinations, general dental care, spays, neuters, etc.

Continuing Education

We offer a variety of educational opportunities with our specialists so you and your team can keep abreast of the latest veterinary advancements.

Learn more about our upcoming continuing education lectures and wet labs. We offer both veterinarian and technician tracks for CE credit.

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Making a Referral

To allow for a seamless transition of care, the following forms must be filled out prior to your patient’s appointment:

Preferred and easiest way to refer!

Access Referral Portal

Referral Form

Ultrasound Request Form


Mobile Surgery

Experienced mobile surgeons supported by specialty departments at our home bases

We have surgeons available in both Longmont and Boulder that offer off-site mobile surgery at any clinic within 45 miles of either location. Because of this, we are able to accommodate a variety of unique schedules and locations for more convenient availability. When an Aspen Meadow surgeon performs a procedure at your hospital, he or she brings along the support, resources, and seamless communication with any specialist at our Longmont or Boulder location, including a board-certified emergency criticalist.

We also have the ability to transfer a patient to either of our locations for further specialized care or 24/7 post-operative monitoring, should that be needed. Our transport vans are spacious and comfortable, allowing your recovering patient a low-stress journey to the nearest Aspen Meadow facility. Contact us at 303-834-5454 to learn more about our mobile surgery options, to inquire about pricing, or to schedule an appointment.

Veterinary Articles and Updates

With veterinary medicine constantly evolving, our specialists always strive to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements. Read articles and case studies written by our staff on a variety of relevant topics.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few common questions that you may have about our practice:


The relationship between a specialty veterinarian and a family veterinarian is important. Specialists are an extension of the family veterinarian, not a replacement. We take cases that are beyond the scope of the family vet to help your clients and patients, and then transfer care back to the family veterinarian. We encourage all of our clients to return to their family veterinarian after their pets have recovered under our care.

Please fill out the Patient Referral Form and fax it back to us at 303-678-8855. Including any bloodwork from the last six months is also extremely helpful.

If your patient requires overnight care after a specialty procedure, we automatically transfer that patient to our emergency team. Conversely, in the case of an emergency, a patient will be automatically referred to the appropriate specialty team for further care, if necessary. Our specialty and emergency teams work very closely to ensure a seamless quality of care for all patients.

After the initial consultation, if we need further medical history in order to help us make a diagnosis, we will call you for a consultation. Whether we call for further information or not, we send a letter to you with information regarding the diagnosis and proposed treatment of your patient. After your patient undergoes a procedure, we follow-up with you once more with a letter outlining how the procedure went and the recommended discharge instructions for a healthy recovery.

When an overnight emergency case comes to us, we may or may not recommend that the patient be transferred to our specialty team based on the prognosis.  We will always confer with you on this decision and request written approval before doing so. Whether you would like to approve the request or transfer the patient to your care, you can contact us.

When positioning for a TPLO radiograph, make sure to have a lateral view of the stifle with the hock and stifle each held at a 90-degree angle. The second view needed is with the patient sternal with the affected limb stretched out behind them. The patella should be lined up with the metatarsus to ensure the leg is as straight as possible.

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