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Practice Name

Alpine Animal Hospital

Primary Location
17776 Highway 82
Carbondale, CO 81623
Phone: (970) 963-2371
Fax: (970) 963-2372

Office Hours

DayHours
Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM12:00 PM
SundayClosed
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Geriatric Horse Care

We offer age specific wellness programs and exams to recognize early signs of disease and ensure your horses long term health.  Many geriatric equine diseases parallel diseases found in the field of human geratology.

Decreased immune system responses to diseases such as Influenza and cardiac muscle and valvular changes leading to arrhythmias are two such examples.  Alpine Animal hospital has diagnostic ultrasound and electrocardiography and laboratory equipment to properly diagnosis and determine treatment for these disorders in your horses.

The two most common reasons cited for humane euthanasia relate to orthopedic or lameness diseases such as laminitis (founder) and uncontrollable osteoarthritis pain and gastrointestinal problems associated with changes in dentition and colic.  Portable digital radiography and novel state-of-the-art treatment modalitities are offered.  Osteoarthritis and pain management strategies and medications including stomach sparing COX-2 NSAIDS are offered for pain relief.

We also offer serum and blood testing to define abnormalities associated with Equine cushings disease.  ECD is a relatively common metabolic disease of the pituitary gland, an organ at the base of the brain. These horses tend to be overweight with a cresty neck, despite a calorie restricted diet and typically have 2-4 inch long wavy hair coat that fails to shed in the spring.  Abnormally high levels of circulating cortisol associated with the disease predispose these animals to severe laminitis, and infections of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts.  Proactive management of these diseases and life long treatment is often necessary to control these debilitating secondary diseases.

Motorized dentistry services and periodontic treatments are needed by our older patients to maintain health and offered at AAH.

New Patients Welcome

Learn about Fear Free Visits to the Vet and the Certified Fear Free Professionals at Alpine Animal Hospital.


New Patient Welcome

Refer a friend or family member to our clinic and receive a $25 credit to your account and your friend will receive a $25 credit as well.

Sign up using the form below or call (970) 963-2371 to make an appointment.

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Featured Services

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment Refer a friend or family member to our clinic and receive a $25 credit to your account and your friend will receive a $25 credit as well. Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Petsimonials

This is the best vet hospital I've ever experienced with multi-generational Maltese puppies. The best ! We are so grateful to have Alpine Vet Hospital in Carbondale, Co

 

Very impressed with the teamwork you all do and we're also fans of the Fear
Free mission. It's nice having care for our pets that is as knowledgeable
and reassuring as you all are. Keep up the good work!

   
Alpine Animal Hospital
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Office Hours

DayHours
Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM12:00 PM
SundayClosed
Day Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM Closed
5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 12:00 PM

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