Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists (BRVS) is here when your pet needs specialty or 24-hour emergency care. Our compassionate clinicians are highly trained in their specific fields. We work closely with you and your pet’s primary veterinarian to create a comprehensive care plan that’s tailored to your pet’s unique condition and quality of life. Specialties and services offered at our pet hospital include:
Our emergency service is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient care and client satisfaction. When your pet comes in for an emergency, our hospital is equipped to perform the following diagnostic tests:
In collaboration with your pet’s primary veterinarian and our other specialty departments where needed, our cardiology service, offered by Petcardia, diagnoses, manages and treats conditions of the heart, including:
Dr. Heaney is available through Petcardia by appointment. Call 720.724.8012.
When your pet is in critical condition, they need expert medical care delivered quickly. At Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists, we’re equipped with the following critical care treatments:
Our radiology service performs many non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures such as radiography, ultrasound, MRI and CT scans. These services allow the specialty clinicians unique, non-invasive opportunities for evaluating various diseases.
Our veterinary neurology team diagnoses and treats conditions of the brain and nervous system. If your family veterinarian refers your pet to our team, we start with a neurologic exam, which helps localize where the neurologic system is affected (brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves/muscles). This allows for precise diagnostics and treatment options.
MRI is the best imaging modality to evaluate/view the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots and other major nerves. While MRI is non-invasive, anesthesia is still required.
We offer all veterinary neurosurgical procedures, including decompressive surgery for disc herniation, spinal cord and brain tumor removals, AA luxation, Foramen Magnum decompression, VP shunt placement for hydrocephalus, and spinal fracture stabilization.
There are many seizure control medications available, and choosing a medication varies by patient. We offer consultations to fully understand your pet’s condition and best help maximize control, improving your pet’s quality of life.
Muscle and nerve biopsies are diagnostic tests that allow us to identify more rare diseases affecting the peripheral nerves, the nerve-muscle junction and muscles.
Your first veterinary oncology visit will include a nose to tail physical examination of your pet. We review all prior diagnostics performed by your family veterinarian and present you with a detailed treatment plan for your pet’s unique needs. We’re in this together and work with you to find the best solution for the wellbeing of your pet.
Our goal with chemotherapy is to improve and extend each patient’s survival time while maintaining an excellent quality of life. Chemotherapy can be used in conjunction with surgery, but can also be the sole form of treatment.
Our veterinary ophthalmology team has advanced training, equipment, and expertise to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of all ocular conditions or concerns. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for all animals. Our goal is to enhance your pet’s quality of life by improving vision, managing chronic ocular disease, and relieving discomfort from painful eye disorders.
The more common ophthalmology services that we provide are:
Read about Stella, who developed cataracts from diabetes. Stella was a good candidate for cataract surgery and her post-operative results proved that surgery was the right option for this little pug.
BRVS offers radiology services with Laura Sullivan, DVM, DACVR, with Mountain West Veterinary Imaging. Dr. Sullivan provides radiograph interpretation and ultrasound services. Learn more about the difference between different imaging modalities including ultrasound, MRI, radiographs and CT scans.
The sports medicine and rehabilitation specialty focuses on a non-surgical comprehensive therapeutic approach to dogs and cats of all ages and activity levels suffering from mobility issues. From high-performance sporting and working dogs to senior dogs and cats, from recovery after orthopedic or neurologic surgery, arthritis, cranial cruciate ligament disease (ACL), muscle, tendon or joint injury – we treat them all!
By implementing an accurate diagnosis and utilizing various therapeutic modalities we can help pets with chronic or acute lameness restore mobility and improve quality of life. Modalities we commonly use include multi-modal pain control, orthobiologics (e.g., PRP), joint injections, custom-made orthoses, therapeutic exercises including home exercises, as well as various physical rehabilitation modalities such as cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, underwater and land treadmills.
The veterinary surgeons at BRVS are trained in all forms of surgery including orthopedic, soft tissue, oncologic (cancer) and minimally invasive procedures. If your pet needs surgery, be assured that they are in the best hands. All surgery patients recover in our ICU with 24-hour care from an ICU technician.
We are equipped to perform many different types of surgery including:
If your pet has an orthopedic disease that cannot be fixed with surgery, or if surgery is not an option for your family, we can provide you with other possible options. Veterinary surgeons are trained in diagnosing and managing chronic orthopedic diseases such as osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia and congenital malformations. Consulting with the surgeon to discuss management of these diseases can be very helpful in mitigating progression, managing pain and helping improve your pet’s quality of life.
Our team respects the close bond between pets and their owners. We treat each patient with dignity, compassion and kindness.