Veterinarian in Boulder | Mistakes

Veterinarian in Boulder | Mistakes

Veterinarian in Boulder | Mistakes | I hate mistakes, especially the ones made at work.  It's even more frustrating when they're made by me.  In veterinary practice they don't happen much.  At our Boulder Veterinary Practice, and most of the others I've worked at,...

Lab Work? Animal hospital Boulder 

Lab Work? Animal hospital Boulder 

Lab Work Animal hospital Boulder You’ll often hear us offer routine lab work for dogs and cats, especially the seniors.  When presented with the option of doing routine lab work, clients usually fall into one of three categories: 1) Yes, absolutely 2) Perhaps, what is...

Indoor vs Outdoor Cats | Boulder cat veterinarian

Indoor vs Outdoor Cats | Boulder cat veterinarian

Indoor vs Outdoor Cats | Boulder cat veterinarian This is a touchy subject.  Some people are flat out against it.  Other people wouldn’t even consider having a cat inside.  Like most things, my thoughts are that the answer is somewhere in the middle…depending on the...

The Joy and Suffering of Pets

The Joy and Suffering of Pets

The Joy and Suffering of Pets I’ve been talking a lot about all the newly adopted COVID puppies.  Kittens too.  There’s not a better time to do it as we all sit indoors and stare at each other’s faces (or Netflix if you’re living solo).  For many it’s the first time...

How to take care of a puppy | Boulder veterinary hospital

How to take care of a puppy | Boulder veterinary hospital

How To Take Care of a Puppy | Boulder Veterinary Hospital I can't believe how many puppies we're seeing.  It's the COVID puppy boom, just like the boomers of the post-WWII period.  I've heard Humane Societies and other rescue organizations are running low on pups to...

The things I do for my dogs and cats | Boulder Vet Clinic

The things I do for my dogs and cats | Boulder Vet Clinic

The things I do for my dogs and cats | Boulder Vet Clinic This post offers a brief description of the routine things I do for my own critters.  At Rise Vet, I always want to offer options, but hopefully it's helpful to know what I feel is a good foundation for...

Sick Pets | Boulder Small Animal Veterinarian |

Sick Pets | Boulder Small Animal Veterinarian |

Sick Pets | Boulder Small Animal Veterinarian | My son’s parakeet has been very sick.  About three weeks ago he vomited a bunch of dark red stuff and became very weak.  For my son and our entire family, this was a big deal.  He’s made some progress but it’s dicey....

Dogs are funny | Boulder Colorado veterinarian

Dogs are funny | Boulder Colorado veterinarian

Dogs are funny | Boulder Colorado veterinarian Dogs are funny.  I have two of them.  One is what we lovingly call an “Oklahoma Terrier”.  He’s a mutt from said state and looks part Jack Russell and part Whippet (basically a long-legged Jack Russell).  We got him from...

dentals please | Boulder veterinarian

dentals please | Boulder veterinarian

dentals please | Boulder veterinarian | Some thoughts about dental work for your dog or cat: If you’ve ever had gingivitis, you know it’s a little uncomfortable.  It’s that sting when brushing followed by a dull ache…maybe a little blood.  That’s about the time to go...

My two-cents on heartworm prevention | Boulder veterinarian

My two-cents on heartworm prevention | Boulder veterinarian

My two-cents on heartworm prevention | Boulder veterinarian I find that most dog and cat owners on the Front Range fall into three categories when it relates to heartworm prevention and testing; 1) those who are all in, 2) those who are a bit skeptical and may only...

Animal souls? |  Boulder veterinarian for dogs and cats

Animal souls? | Boulder veterinarian for dogs and cats

Do animals have souls?  Who knows?  I think they probably do.  There is no evidence pointing to the region where the soul lies.  There’s no blood test, diagnostic image, or surgical procedure that can go in and extract the soul for closer examination.  We like to see...

Profit Sharing | Boulder Vet Clinic

Profit Sharing | Boulder Vet Clinic

Profit Sharing | Boulder Vet Clinic | Rise Vet will be sharing profits with the staff.  The percentage of that profit will be around 20%.  As a start-up practice, becoming profitable will likely take several years, and with COVID-19 who knows what else the future will...

What We’re About | Boulder Vet Hospital

What We’re About | Boulder Vet Hospital

What We’re About | Boulder Vet Hospital | Over the years I’ve worked at three different boulder veterinary practices and was a 50% owner in a fourth.  Each had its own flavor of management.  Each had an influence on employees which spilled over into customer service...