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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 AM2:00 PM
SundayClosed
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Surgical and Anesthetic Facilities

Surgical colic diseases may mimic medical colic ( gas and spasmodic colic) in the early stages and  temporarily  improve with treatment, only to have pain return within minutes to hours. Criterion used to differentiate a surgical colic are the degree of pain, heart rate, rectal exam, appearance of abdominal fluid and response to pain relievers.  Alpine Animal Hospital has diagnostic ultrasound and in-house cytology and complete blood count serum analysis abilities to help differentiate surgical from medical colics as early as possible.

A horse that is traumatizing himself  by rolling on the ground or has a heart rate greater than 60 early in the disease is a possible surgical candidate.  Chronic non remittent pain is an indicator for referral.  If your horse is colicing we suggest with holding feed for 8-12 hrs and until your horse can be examined.

Additional surgical services we provide are:

  • Advanced oral and maxillofacial
  • Trauma care and lacerations and cast management
  • Neurectomies
  • Check ligament desmotomies
  • Foal Orthopedic procedures
  • Enucleations
  • Fractured splint bone removal
  • Castrations- routine and cryptorchid
  • Biopsy and out sourced histopathology
  • Cryosurgery
  • Bovine and equine dystocia’s and Cesarean sections

If surgery is an option for your horse, it is important to get an early diagnosis since the horse’s ability to survive surgery lessens rapidly as he becomes sicker.  The prognosis for surgery is much improved by early referral and varies greatly with respect to the surgical disease present. Treating the horse with pain relievers before the vet sees the horse may delay referral and worsen the final outcome.  Twisting or torsion of the colon and  small intestines  have a significantly worse prognosis.  Early referral will improve these odds greatly.

Colic surgery can be expensive and varies in price depending on the particular surgical disease and whether your horse experiences complications postoperatively.

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.

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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 AM2:00 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 2:00 PM

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