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Welcome to Highlands Animal Clinic!

At Highlands Animal Clinic, we want to be here for the life of your dog or cat. Through prevention, early detection, and progressive treatment, we aim to provide your pet with the maximum quantity and quality of life.

Our state-of-the-art amenities are nestled in a restored Victorian that is as warm and welcoming as our veterinary team. We know that the environment is critical to care and comfort, so we created a space that feels like home for you and your pet. We treat your pets as if they were our own.

Call us at (303) 455-7387, or schedule your pet's next visit online.

Canine Respiratory Virus Update

Canine Respiratory Virus Update

As many of you know, in Fall of 2023, the nation saw a steep increase in cases of an upper respiratory illnesses in dogs. Your Highlands Animal Clinic team thanks you for your patience while we have monitored & navigated this hurdle due to the uncertainty of information surrounding this virus at the time of its peak.

After some consulting between our talented veterinarians, we feel we have enough information to provide you with a well informed update so that you may continue to best navigate your pup's health in good faith.

Peak outbreak in Colorado was documented in October of 2023. Since then, the number of cases we are seeing is decreasing rapidly.

What You Need To Know:

Was A New Virus or Bacterial Cause Identified?

No new viral or bacterial cause was identified. Multiple previously detected bacterial and viral causes were identified during the outbreak.

What Relevant Vaccinations Should My Dog Receive?

Recommendations are to continue your annual vaccines for your respiratory diseases such as Bordetella, parainfluenza, and canine influenza.

Is There Still A Risk Of Going To Dog Parks, Daycare, Boarding, Etc.?

Since there are multiple causes identified, there will always be a slight risk exposing your pet when visiting these places. Most affected animals are geriatric pets, immunocompromised, and brachycephalic (smush-faced) breeds.

Do I Need A Vet Visit If My Pet Is Experiencing Symptoms?

  • Currently it is being recommended to self-isolate your pet if they are showing mild symptoms of coughing, but are otherwise doing well with normal appetite and energy. Self-isolation is recommended for at minimum 2 weeks, but 4 weeks would be ideal due to potential infectious causes.
  • If your pet has a cough that is lingering for more than 10-14 days, is lethargic, inappetent, or has purulent (snotty) nasal discharge, a veterinary visit is recommended.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Thank you,

Highlands Animal Clinic Staff

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Pet First Aid Awareness

Pet First Aid Awareness

Being prepared with basic first aid supplies in the event of an emergency is part of being a responsible pet parent. There are a few items to consider having on hand in your own pet first aid kit. We’ve put together a list of these recommended items. Remember, the use of these items should only be used temporarily until your pet can be seen and examined by a veterinarian.

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Our Clients Love Us

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Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Willing to take the extra time to talk to you. They treat my dog like he is a part of our family!

Chase Hanusa

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Super friendly and compassionate, We've been going to them for years.

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