3455 Briargate Blvd #100, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Dr. Christie Bond
Dr. Shannon Reed-Herrick
Dr. Dawn Brizendine
- Preventive Care
- Dental Care
- Surgery Services
- End of Life Care
- In-House Laboratory
The proactive approach to veterinary care.Preventative care is a pet’s first line of defense against illness and injury. Annual exams allow us to prevent, diagnose and treat disease in its early stages, often before you notice any symptoms. Treatment is more effective when it starts earlier, so preventative care helps your pet live a long and healthy life with you.
Preventive Health MeasuresAnnual Veterinary Exams: Glendale Animal Hospital’s comprehensive annual exams evaluate a variety of health areas including temperature, eyes, ears, skin, coat, lung and chest health, internal health, oral hygiene and visual responsiveness. Vaccinations: Updated vaccinations and booster shots are the easiest and most effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections like distemper, rabies, and parvo in dogs or panleukopenia, rabies, and rhinotracheitis in cats. Dental Care: Your pet’s teeth and the health of their mouth can affect every aspect of their life. Annual teeth cleanings maintain and improve your pet’s well-being. Parasite Control: Preventing and eradicating parasites like fleas and ticks are easy when you administer anti-parasitic medication to your pet regularly. Skin and Coat Care: Grooming and washing are key to maintaining proper pet hygiene. Skin and hair health prevents mange, matting, bacterial infections and more. Nutrition: Proper nutrition supports all of your pet’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal aging, growth, and development. Behavioral Evaluation: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts helps us identify and treat the root cause.
Senior AnimalsPreventative care becomes more significant for aging pets. At Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital, we recommend twice-yearly exams for elderly dogs and cats. As pets get older, they are prone to many age-related diseases that become increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. To keep senior pets healthy and happy, we must adjust many preventative health measures to better suit their changing medical needs.
Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital’s on-site laboratory facilities host precise diagnostic equipment used in the preventative care and early detection.
Digital RadiologyVeterinary diagnostic imaging creates composites of the internal body used to discover disease or injury. Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital employs advanced digital imaging technologies operated by skilled veterinary professionals, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients. Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. These popular tests can detect a number of abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease. Radiography remains one of the most popular and accurate non-invasive diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry. Some specialized x-rays may require anesthesia. Orthopedic radiographs often require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. The duration of sedation is usually short and patient recovery is swift.
UltrasoundAn ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems, helping identify the disease, blockages, and internal injury. An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder. An echocardiogram, or ultrasound of the heart, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size, and contractions. This tool is essential when assessing overall heart health and treating cardiovascular disease. Because an ultrasound doesn’t require radiation, it is also used to monitor pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets. When used in conjunction with other diagnostics tools like radiographs (x-rays), ultrasonography can detect a broad range of abnormalities including cardiovascular disease, skeletal fractures, some forms of cancer, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and organ disease. Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds rank among the most precise diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry. Contact your Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital veterinarian to learn more about our diagnostic capabilities.
Your pet’s world revolves around its mouth.Regular dental care is essential for keeping your pet healthy and happy. Dental disease is a common issue among household pets that can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Periodic dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future complications. Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital offers complete pet oral heath services, including:
- Annual Dental Cleanings
- Preventative Dental Care
- Emergency Oral Services
Surgery is an effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders. While invasive, surgical procedures remain the backbone of veterinary medicine, delivering unparalleled results to the field of pet healthcare. Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital is proud to offer advanced surgical facilities and equipment. We continue to utilize innovative surgical techniques and technology to remain at the forefront of veterinary medicine. Our hospital provides a large number of surgical services ranging from standard spaying and neutering to advanced, highly specialized procedures.
- Foreign body removal
End-of-Life Care: The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your PetIt’s been said that a pet’s only fault is that its life is too short. There’s very few families that don’t feel this way about their animal companions. End-of-life care centers on providing the best quality of life you can for a pet who is suffering from a terminal illness or debilitating condition resulting from old age. Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital offers services that are designed to relieve pain, reduce suffering, and help your pet have the best last days possible. Our team approaches these issues with compassion and understanding and will explain all the options available. We offer hospice care and in-home euthanasia, and we can advise you on aftercare arrangements as well. Rest assured, we’ll be right by your side when the time comes to let your friend go. If you have questions about caring for your elderly or terminally ill pet or are struggling with knowing when it’s time to say goodbye, please call us. We’re here to help.
Our hospital offers complete in-house diagnostics, including urinalysis, blood analysis, blood pressure monitoring and more. Our veterinary staff can conduct blood tests right in the hospital with results in as little as 20 minutes. This allows our medical team to accurately diagnose illness and determine the best course of treatment for your pet.
Common Veterinary Blood TestsComplete Blood Count (CBC): Examines the cell part of the blood and determines the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, the hemoglobin level and the hematocrit in your pet. Chemistry Panel: This tests kidney function, liver function, and electrolyte levels.
Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital conveniently located in Colorado Springs, CO – a community that we have proudly served since 1986. We understand that a pet is part of the family and our goal is to provide each one with a long, healthy and happy life. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family too - from new puppy and kittens to graying seniors, we are there every step of the way. Our comprehensive suite of veterinary services ensures that every aspect of their well-being is given the excellent care they deserve.
Our top-of-line facility is equipped to handle every aspect of veterinary care from preventative medicine to emergency services. We are an AAHA-Accredited Animal Hospital which means we have been evaluated on approximately 900 rigorous veterinary standards outlined by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to ensure that we provide the highest quality of patient care and client service. This status is only earned by 12% of veterinary hospitals across the United States and Canada.
In addition to being AAHA-Accredited, many of our staff are Fear Free Certified and we are working towards becoming a Fear Free Certified Facility. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care in a positive, comfortable and low-stress environment for both our patients and clients. Schedule an appointment today to see what we can do for you and your pet.