Our Aurora Animal Hospital
Welcome to Parkside Animal Health Center! We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited veterinary clinic located in Aurora, Colorado. Our animal hospital provides basic wellness services, including dog vaccines, cat vaccines, routine lab work and examinations for healthy pets- because animals need regular clinic visits too!
But our animal hospital really shines when it comes to caring for your sick dog, cat or other small animal. Our experienced team of veterinarians and hospital staff will start with the most essential diagnostics and with Parkside Animal Health Center, you get the results on the spot. We can test blood, urine and fecal samples all within our hospital for immediate results. X-rays are performed by hospital staff and reviewed by a veterinarian at the time of your appointment. For any testing that we can’t handle in house, we are still able to get results with 24-48 hours.
Additionally, our team of Aurora veterinary professionals draw on many years of experience to provide most surgical and dental services within our hospital, saving you the cost of going to a more expensive referral veterinarian.
Our Core Values
We want to get your pet feeling better and keep them feeling their best for as long as possible. We treat your pets like members of the family- because they are! But it’s more than that. Our animal hospital sticks to a set of well-established core values in order to provide the best care for every pet and person we see.
- First, we focus on education and science as a fundamental component of practicing veterinary medicine and running an effective animal hospital. We are scientists and we are animal lovers. Not only that, we reinvest in ourselves so not only are our hospital staff on the cutting edge of veterinary research in terms of technology, knowledge and skills but our animal hospital is also modern, clean and efficient.
- Second, we are committed to friendship, compassion, empathy and warmth. We love animals but we also love the people that look after them. We know what it’s like to have a sick pet and we know how hard it can be. But we also know how great it feels to see them get better. Everything we do in our animal hospital is influenced by our core values of empathy and compassion.
- Third, we value communication, respect, integrity and honesty. We want to be an informative and honest partner in your pursuit of pet health. We know there is a lot of information and opinion out there and it can get confusing. We pride ourselves on being the animal hospital you can go to for an honest and upfront answer to every question.
We would love the opportunity to work with you. Give us a call today and schedule an appointment at our Aurora clinic. Let us show you what an animal hospital with a commitment to core values looks like!
Our Top Notch Veterinary Team
Our team of Aurora veterinarians are ready to guide you down the path to better pet health and a longer life for your furry friend. Dr. Winton and Dr. Barrow, both veterinarians with our animal hospital for several years and Aurora residents themselves, can help you develop a lasting health plan for your dog, cat or small animal. Whether you need our expertise on behavior issues, dental health, nutrition programs, senior needs or just have a few questions about that “funny smell” or strange new habit your pet may have developed, our veterinarians can get you and your pet on the right track for health. All of our animal hospital staff, not just our veterinarians, love the long-term relationships that grow out of years of consultation with our patients and their families.
Our Hospital’s Approach to Dentistry and Anesthesia
Dentistry is one of the most rewarding, and overlooked, procedures that our animal hospital can provide due to the enormous and often immediate benefits it has in addressing pain in the mouths of dogs and cats. The teeth of animals are very similar to your own and the care required to keep them healthy isn’t so different either. Even though Aurora, and Colorado as a whole, is very animal friendly we still find that many pet owners are very unaware of how important dentistry is for the overall healthy of their pet. That’s why at our animal hospital, we spend just as much time educating as doing! We want Aurora to be the best place on earth for pets! And that means making sure every pet owner understands how important dental care is for their four legged friend!
Our animal hospital performs complete anesthetized dental cleanings and examinations including full mouth dental x-rays for every dog and cat. Every patient receives pre-surgical lab work evaluation prior to anesthesia so that our veterinarians can develop an individualized anesthetic and surgical plan. Throughout the dental, or any anesthetic procedure, your pet is carefully monitored and any changes in temperature, heart rate, respirations, oxygen saturation or blood pressure are immediately addressed. We believe there is no higher priority than the safety of our patients.
Your Aurora Hospital
Our goal is to be your Aurora animal hospital. We take pride in our accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association which puts in a small prestigious group of only 15% of small animal hospitals in the US. When you combine that with the fact that we are able to provide more in terms of testing and surgical procedures than your average small animal veterinary clinic, you can see why we think we can be your primary veterinary practice from puppyhood or kittenhood to senior life for most pets.
With an animal hospital like Parkside Animal Health Center in the community, there is no need to visit a separate dog clinic or cat clinic- we work hard to accommodate all types of small animals without any undue stress on any particular species. Our lobby provides several areas where pets can be separate from each other, and our goal is to minimize wait times for the convenience of our pets and their families. Additionally, we utilize environmental pheromone support, spacious exam rooms and well-placed windows throughout our animal hospital to make it as stress-free as possible.
Our Parkside staff has made a commitment to not only our owned patients but also the homeless pets in our community. We work closely with several rescue groups to get their foster dogs ready for their new homes, which sometimes includes extensive care from our animal hospital. Some members of our team assist with spay and neuter campaigns in underserved areas of Colorado as well as abroad, helping to reduce pet overpopulation in the most desperate of regions. We believe our responsibility to pet health extends beyond our Aurora veterinary clinic, and strive to carry this out in meaningful actions.
We would be thrilled to meet you and your pet – call us or email us to set up an appointment today! We take great pride in the belief that we offer the best service of any animal hospital in Aurora. We have made veterinary medicine our life’s work because we love the animals in our care, and would like the opportunity to work with you and your animals.