Examinations


Examinations

Paws of the Rockies Animal Hospital believes that the basis for quality medicine begins with complete and thorough physical examinations of their patients. Whether your pet is being seen for vaccinations, a surgical procedure, or is experiencing medical problems, they will receive a thorough examination from our doctors. This physical examination will evaluate multiple organ systems including the eyes, ears, oral cavity, skin, abdominal organs, heart, lungs, orthopedic, urogenital systems, and the neurological system. Your pet’s body weight and body condition will also be evaluated by our doctors. Nutritional recommendations may be made by our doctors to help your pet achieve ideal body condition. Examinations also give you an opportunity to present any questions you may have about your pet and their health. Annual examinations are recommended for every patient and semi-annual examinations are recommended for senior patients and patients with chronic illness.

Below you will find a few different options on how your pet can receive their exam.

In-Person Appointments - This is a scheduled appointment with Dr. Mark. When you arrive we ask that you call us to let us know you are here and we will collect history, concerns, and questions over the phone. Once we have finished collecting all pertinent information over the phone, you will be allowed to come inside where we will put you and your pet in an exam room. Dr. Mark and a technician will perform the exam with you in the room. Once the appointment is finished, we will ask you to stay in the room until the technician informs you that the invoice is complete and the receptionists are ready to do your check out in the lobby. If medications are being dispensed, the technician will go over the instructions with you in the room.

Curbside appointments - This is a scheduled appointment with Dr. Mark. When you arrive, we ask that you call the office to check-in. The medical technician will take note of the medical history and list any concerns. We will come to your car to retrieve the patient for the examination. Dr. Mark and the assistant will perform the examination while you wait in the comfort of your vehicle. After the examination, Dr. Mark will personally call to discuss the physical exam and go over any questions or concerns you may have. We will go over any diagnostics or treatment recommendations before proceeding. It is ideal for you to wait during this time and to be available by phone to discuss the exam. If you decide to run an errand please inform us and still be prepared to answer a call from Dr. Mark. If you miss the call and receive a voicemail, be aware that Dr. Mark may be busy with another patient when you call back or arrive to pick up your pet.

Drop off appointments - This is a non-scheduled appointment with Dr. Mark. When you arrive, we ask that you call the office to check-in. The veterinary assistant will get the medical history and list of concerns. We will go over any possible treatments needed and estimated costs. You can let us know what you feel comfortable pursuing and when we need to call you for authorization. A staff member will come to your car to retrieve the patient. Your pet will be in a kennel during his/her stay. The Paws staff will take pets for short walks for potty breaks and offer water. Dr. Mark and the assistant will perform the examination between appointments, between surgeries, over the lunch hour, or whenever it is possible to fit it in. After the examination, the technician will call to discuss the physical exam and go over any questions or concerns. We will go over any diagnostics or treatment recommendations before proceeding unless previously authorized or if it is a life-threatening emergency. Be aware this may be a short stay at the office or it may take all day. We are fitting the patient in despite a full schedule, and this will vary depending on how scheduled appointments and surgeries go. We will not keep your pet overnight, the care will be provided the same day of drop off. 



Paws of the Rockies Animal Hospital

1538 East Harmony Rd C-2

Fort Collins, CO 80525


For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at: 970-226-0963
Fax #: 970-223-4486
Email Us: pawsoftherockies@gmail.com
Instagram: @pawsoftherockies



Hours

Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed