animal types

companion exotic

We lead the nation in state-of-the-art diagnosis and management options for cardiovascular disease, including the longest active veterinary open-heart surgical program in the world, imaging equipment that exceeds the capabilities of most human hospitals, and a brand new cardiac operating room. We treat over 2,000 animals per year from all over North America, and are committed to working with your veterinarian to facilitate the best possible outcome for your pet’s heart disease.

Conditions we treat

  • Acquired heart disease
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heartworm disease
  • Vascular disease


  • 24-hour Holter monitor and event monitoring
  • Cardiac CT imaging
  • Catheter-based and cardiac surgical procedures:
    • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occlusion or ligation
    • Balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty and pulmonary stenting
    • Pacemaker implantation
    • Additional complex interventions for congenital heart defects
    • Open-heart surgical procedures (available on a limited basis after careful case selection)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography

Specialized technology

Hybrid operating room

First dedicated cardiovascular interventional suite for veterinary patients with advanced technology and three-dimensional imaging

CT scanner with cardiac gating

The fastest cardiac CT scanner in North America and the first of its kind in the state of Colorado, allowing for rapid scans of the beating heart

Echocardiography machines

Equipped with the latest 3D technology; includes transesophageal echocardiography to guide interventional procedures

contact information

Appointments (970) 297-0389
Emergencies and Urgent Consultations Phone: (970) 297-5000
Non-Urgent Consultations and Questions Phone: (970) 297-0389

Meet The Staff

Cardiology Staff