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National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

By Melissa Gisleson, DVM Has it been a while? Maybe it’s time for a visit! Many times our feline friends’ medical care can fall by the wayside due to the additional work and effort it takes to bring them in for veterinary care. Often, kitties hide or...

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Laminitis

Laminitis

by Dr. Alicia NolfiLaminitis is caused by many things. Any condition involving generalized infection or inflammation can cause laminitis. Pneumonia, colitis, placentitis and endometritis are some examples. Elevated simple sugar intake either over time on...

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Health of the Equine Foot

Health of the Equine Foot

By Dr. Alicia NolfiWhat comes to mind when you think about an X-ray? Most people visualize white bones on a black background. While it's true that X-rays allow us to visualize bone health and conformation in the horse's foot, there is more insightful...

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Start Early When Socializing Your Puppy

Start Early When Socializing Your Puppy

By Reese Odenwelder, DVM Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time! There is so much fresh love and happiness with adding a new furry friend to the family. Certainly we want what is best for our new pet and during this novel period we often focus on the...

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Healthy Teeth Happy Horse

Healthy Teeth Happy Horse

By Louise Marron, DVM As the field of veterinary medicine has evolved, the importance of high quality dental care has become increasingly apparent.  The mouth serves a vital role as the entry point for nutrition, the foundation of health.  The mouth is...

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Diabetes In Pets

Diabetes In Pets

By Dr. Melissa Gisleson, DVM Diabetes affects both dogs and cats. It is a condition where for one reason or another, the body is unable to control blood sugar levels throughout the day. With people, Diabetes is often classified as Type I or Type II...

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Wound Care and Skin Grafting

Wound Care and Skin Grafting

By Charles Maker, DVM Serious limb wounds and their complications such as infections, contribute significantly to the time to complete healing and cost of repair for affected horses. Traumatic limb injuries are particularly challenging due to their...

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Otitis – Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Otitis – Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

by Kelly Stalpes, DVM Ever notice your dog or cat scratching or rubbing at their ears? Or shaking their head? Red, itchy ears are a common reason for our small animal companions to visit the vet, and the medical name for this condition is otitis. Otitis...

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New Lameness Treatment For Osteoarthritis

New Lameness Treatment For Osteoarthritis

By Charles Maker, DVM Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis is one of the main causes of lameness in horses. DJD occurs when the joint cartilage is destroyed producing pain and inflammation which in turn reduces your horse’s performance....

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Wooly Coats and Cresty Necks

Wooly Coats and Cresty Necks

Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders in our Horses By Kelly Stalpes, DVM As our horses age, they become more likely to develop endocrine and metabolic disorders. One of the most common diseases of horses and ponies 15 and older is a condition called Equine...

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Serving the pets of the Roaring Fork Valley since 1970.

At Alpine Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Contact Info

Phone: 970-963-2371
Fax: 970-963-2372
Email: customerservice@alpinevet.co

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed
Emergency calls/after hours Mon-Thurs: 5-9pm
After that (and on weekends) we transfer calls to Valley Emergency Pet Care 970-927-5066

Location

17776 Highway 82
Carbondale, CO 81623
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