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Fremont Veterinary Hospital

Fremont Veterinary Hospital We are a locally owned and operated veterinary practice located in Canon City. We have been serving Fremont County and surrounding communities since 1951.

We treat small animals and offer the latest in hospital design and technology.

Temporarily closed

Congrats Molly! She’s this week’s Pet of the Week!
08/09/2022

Congrats Molly! She’s this week’s Pet of the Week!

Happy National Mutts Day. How are your mutts celebrating?
07/31/2022

Happy National Mutts Day. How are your mutts celebrating?

There is a lot misinformation online in forums, groups, and posts. Please know that our recommendations come from your p...
07/28/2022

There is a lot misinformation online in forums, groups, and posts. Please know that our recommendations come from your pet's best interest.

07/21/2022

Today is No Pet Store Puppies Day. Times have changed and today animal lovers are realizing that when a person chooses to purchase a puppy from a pet store that decision often comes at a cost, and it is dogs in puppy mills who pay the price.

Please support shelters, rescues, and reputable breeders who are doing the genetic testing recommended prior to breeding and bettering the breed they represent through selective breeding.

It's National Pet Fire Safety Day! Are you prepared?
07/15/2022

It's National Pet Fire Safety Day! Are you prepared?

THURSDAY, JULY 21STFVH will be closed to both emergencies and regular scheduled appointments. We do not have a veterinar...
07/15/2022
The Great Veterinary Shortage

THURSDAY, JULY 21ST

FVH will be closed to both emergencies and regular scheduled appointments. We do not have a veterinarian available nor were we able to obtain a relief veterinarian.

For all true emergency needs: please contact the Veterinary Emergency Centers in Colorado Springs who are open 24/7 listed below.

Animal ER Care, LLC
5520 N. Nevada Ave, Ste 150
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: (719) 260-7141

Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty
5886 Tutt Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
(719) 473-0482

We are greatly saddened to not be able to be there for your animals that day (July 21st) but in this veterinary shortage, we are faced with no other options. We hope that this closing will be a one time ordeal but will keep our clients up to date.

Please also know that no surgeries will be performed during the week of July 18-July 22nd. If your pet needs an emergency surgery (foreign body, pyometra, etc) , you will be asked to seek emergency care through one of the above facilities.

With that being said, PLEASE call to cancel or reschedule your existing appointments if you do not need them anymore. Not only will this mean you won't be faced with a No Show Fee, but that also frees up the spot for another animal in need.

Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions or concerns. We are simply doing the best we can during a time of high demand.

For more information on the veterinary shortage, please see below:
tinyurl.com/mry2spyf
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There are not enough humans to take care of all the animals.

Did you know you can also look for found pets at Found Pets at Humane Society of Fremont County?
07/14/2022

Did you know you can also look for found pets at Found Pets at Humane Society of Fremont County?

These 4 dogs are currently hanging out at HSFC looking for their families! Two of them are microchipped, as it says in the picture, and two of them are not! If you know any of these 4 fur-kids, please contact their owners and have them give us a call at the Humane Society! 719-275-0663 🐶🐶🐶🐶

Happy Independence Day! We are closed today to allow our staff time to celebrate with friends and family. If you are an ...
07/04/2022

Happy Independence Day! We are closed today to allow our staff time to celebrate with friends and family. If you are an existing client with an emergency, don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Metcalfe who is on call today.

Pictured is Dr. Metcalfe's feline, Banner, who passed away last year.

Only one more day to prepare woth your veterinary team for the Fourth of July.
07/01/2022

Only one more day to prepare woth your veterinary team for the Fourth of July.

It is National Lost Pet Prevention Month! Let's help reunite those lost pets even before they become lost by getting the...
07/01/2022

It is National Lost Pet Prevention Month! Let's help reunite those lost pets even before they become lost by getting them microchipped this month. If they are already microchipped, ensure you have updated that information.

Today is National Sunglasses Day. Did you know that some animals need glasses for medical reasons? Although not to impro...
06/27/2022

Today is National Sunglasses Day. Did you know that some animals need glasses for medical reasons? Although not to improve vision, many dogs (in particular German Shepherd Dogs) use sunglasses to decrease the progression of Pannus also called Chronic Superficial Keratitis).

Is your cat celebrating Cat World Domination Day?
06/24/2022

Is your cat celebrating Cat World Domination Day?

Millions of kittens are born each June and many end up at shelters. Consider adopting during Adopt-A-Cat month.
06/23/2022

Millions of kittens are born each June and many end up at shelters. Consider adopting during Adopt-A-Cat month.

Look at gorgeous Stella! She’s this week’s Pet of the Week!
06/21/2022

Look at gorgeous Stella! She’s this week’s Pet of the Week!

Photos from Canon City Police Department's post
06/18/2022

Photos from Canon City Police Department's post

This week’s Pet of the Week is Miss Precious!
06/13/2022

This week’s Pet of the Week is Miss Precious!

We love Murphy! So happy he’s Pet of the Week!
05/25/2022

We love Murphy! So happy he’s Pet of the Week!

What a perfect Pet of the Week!
05/10/2022

What a perfect Pet of the Week!

04/26/2022
04/13/2022

CCPD would like to recognize its Code Enforcement team and the Humane Society of Fremont County during National Animal Care and Control Week. This week of appreciation recognizes the hard-working men and women of Animal Care and Control who often are at personal risk and devote huge amounts of personal time and resources while serving the public.

These outstanding and dedicated public servants care for our community's animals who may be displaced, hungry and scared, injured, and sick, with nobody to care for them. Take time this week to thank these folks for committing themselves to improving an animal's life and improving our community!
CCPD Code Enforcement team and the Humane Society of Fremont County staff, please know what you do matters. Thank you!💙💙

Dogs are great companions while fishing, but they are often attracted by shiny lures and bait. If a fishhook should beco...
04/11/2022
Fishing Accidents in Dogs

Dogs are great companions while fishing, but they are often attracted by shiny lures and bait. If a fishhook should become embedded in the dog's paw, mouth, esophagus or stomach it requires special care to remove it.

https://www.petmd.com/dog/emergency/accidents-injuries/e_dg_fishing_accidents

Dogs are great companions while fishing, but they are often attracted by shiny lures and bait. If a fishhook should become embedded in the dog's paw, mouth, esophagus or stomach it requires special care. Learn more at petMd.com.

To successfully add a second dog into your family, you need to take the time and follow the proper steps to introduce a ...
04/06/2022
Take steps to help older dog adjust when you add new dog

To successfully add a second dog into your family, you need to take the time and follow the proper steps to introduce a puppy. Some older dogs will make joining their pack difficult for the newbie! As far as the older dog is concerned, the newcomer must earn their place.

https://dogsbestlife.com/adoption/older-dog-adjust-new-dog/

Older dogs usually adapt when you add new dog, but some struggle. Let the dogs work it out. Step in only if they become violent.

Swollen paws are often caused by a foreign object getting trapped between the pads/toes of the dog’s foot. Any sign of l...
04/05/2022
Swollen Paws in Dogs

Swollen paws are often caused by a foreign object getting trapped between the pads/toes of the dog’s foot. Any sign of limping, favoring a leg, or hobbling must be investigated.

https://www.petmd.com/dog/emergency/accidents-injuries/e_dg_swollen_paws

Swollen paws are a common problem for dogs. Although the condition is not usually dangerous, depending on the cause of the problem, it can be very uncomfortable. Learn more and ask a Vet at PetMd.com.

Panting can be a normal behavior for a dog, but it can also signal an underlying medical issue. So how do you know when ...
04/02/2022
Why Do Dogs Pant? Is Your Dog Panting Too Much?

Panting can be a normal behavior for a dog, but it can also signal an underlying medical issue. So how do you know when your dog’s panting is a sign that something’s wrong? Here’s what you need to know about dog panting...

Is your dog’s panting normal? Dr. Sophia Catalano, DVM, explains the reasons behind dog panting and when to call your vet.

Although we don’t see poultry, we know a lot of you are backyard poultry raisers. Please limit contact between birds of ...
04/01/2022

Although we don’t see poultry, we know a lot of you are backyard poultry raisers. Please limit contact between birds of different groups!

🚨 ATTENTION POULTRY/DUCK CLIENTS 🚨

High pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in a turkey farm in Johnston county. An email has been sent or our clients with more information but some of the warning signs are included below.

The warning signs of HPAI include:

Reduced energy, decreased appetite, and/or decreased activity. Lower egg production and/or soft-shelled or misshapen eggs. Swelling of the head, eyelids, comb and wattles. Purple discoloration of the wattles, comb and legs
Difficulty breathing, runny nares (nose), and/or sneezing. Twisting of the head and neck, stumbling, falling down, tremors and/or circling
Greenish diarrhea.

More information can be found at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/avian-influenza/hpai-2022

#avianandexoticanimalcare #hpai #avianveterinarian #raleighnc #vetmed #poultry

04/01/2022

We've always held this stance as a rescue that it's not the best decision for our dogs to be adopted as siblings unless they are an adult bonded pair meaning they cannot do well without one another. This is a great read to understand more on Littermate Syndrome: https://k9behavioralservices.com/littermate-syndrome/

We’re excited for the celebration and thankful the city is encouraging pet owners make accommodations for their pets. If...
03/30/2022

We’re excited for the celebration and thankful the city is encouraging pet owners make accommodations for their pets. If you think your pet would benefit from an anxiolytic (anti anxiety medication) for the night, please let us know.

Skyline Drive will be closed Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 for fireworks for the Jubilee celebration. Please be aware that fireworks will begin approximately at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. We encourage pet owners to begin making preparations for the fireworks show to prevent possible distress.

Spring is here and so are allergies! Dust, mold and pollen are among the most common triggers of seasonal allergies in p...
03/28/2022
20 Spring Dangers That Can Affect Your Pet

Spring is here and so are allergies! Dust, mold and pollen are among the most common triggers of seasonal allergies in pets, and symptoms can include sneezing, coughing, excessive scratching, licking and chewing.

Previous Next 20 Spring Dangers That Can Affect Your Pet By Helen Anne Travis While most of us associate spring with longer days and warmer weather, the change of season can mean big trouble for your cat or dog. Pets who have been cooped up all winter are suddenly more susceptible to environmental i...

Congratulations Kingston for winning pet of the week!!
03/07/2022

Congratulations Kingston for winning pet of the week!!

Timeline photos
03/05/2022

Timeline photos

Protect your pet from this pest! Give heartworm preventive every 30 days or the 6- or 12-month injection for dogs. #heartworm #pethealth

Congratulations Ash for being awarded pet of the week!
03/01/2022

Congratulations Ash for being awarded pet of the week!

02/24/2022

Fact 4 - Bones and antlers are NOT good for pet's oral health. #PetDentalMonth

Although hard chewing items like bones and antlers may help reduce some calculus accumulation, we see fractured teeth every day in our dentistry office. Fractured teeth are painful and require treatment (extraction or root canal therapy).

We recommend to avoid hard chewing items and focus on safer chewing options like Kong products, interactive games, exercise and training.

Plaque/calculus control is best performed with daily tooth brushing and a regularly scheduled complete oral health assessment (COHAT) and professional dental cleaning with your primary care veterinarian. Recommended products that can be considered to complement the daily tooth brushing and regularly scheduled COHAT can be found at:

http://vohc.org/all_accepted_products.html

#petsoffacebook #toothtruth #petdentalmonth #veterinarycare #dentalmonth #pethealth #PetDentalMonth #veterinary #TheMoreYouLearn #dogsofinstagram #dentistry #catsofinstagram #pulse #teeth #veterinarydentistry

02/19/2022

Fact 3 for #PetDentalHealthMonth

Anesthesia free dentistry or gentle dentals are not recommended by veterinarians.

The authority on veterinary dentistry, the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) has a position statement on anesthesia-free dentistry. It is stated that anesthesia-free dentistry is not appropriate because:

o It is unsafe to use sharp instruments in an awake patient that could move (and hurt the patient or the operator)
o It is not possible to remove calculus/plaque under the gum margin in an awake patient (this is the calculus that causes periodontal disease)
o Risk of inhalation of calculus by the patient
o A complete examination is not possible in an awake patient

https://avdc.org/about/#pos-stmts

Rather, we recommend to perform a regularly scheduled complete oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT) that includes a dental/oral examination, full mouth dental x-rays, and a professional dental cleaning that is performed under general anesthesia, and is performed by your primary care veterinarian.

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Congratulations Hamilton for winning pet of the week!!
02/16/2022

Congratulations Hamilton for winning pet of the week!!

Loose, discolored teeth, a foul odor to the breath and infected gums are just a few of the signs of canine periodontal d...
02/12/2022
5 Consequences of Rotten Dog Teeth

Loose, discolored teeth, a foul odor to the breath and infected gums are just a few of the signs of canine periodontal disease. Rotten dog teeth aren’t just their own issue; they can cause many other serious health problems. If your dog’s dental care hasn’t been top of mind, here’s why it should be.

https://www.petmd.com/dog/grooming/evr_dg_oral_hygiene_and_your_dogs_health

Your dog’s dental health is vital to their overall health. Find out here why you should definitely do something about your dog’s rotten teeth.

Did you know that your cat can suffer from dental disease and you might not even know it? In fact, veterinarians have fo...
02/10/2022
Taking Care of Your Cat’s Mouth

Did you know that your cat can suffer from dental disease and you might not even know it? In fact, veterinarians have found that the majority of cats over three years of age already have signs of dental disease.

https://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/lhuston/2012/feb/taking_care_of_your_cats_mouth-12788

Did you know that your cat can suffer from dental disease and you might not even know it? In fact, veterinarians have found that the majority of cats over three years of age already have signs of dental disease. What types of signs might indicate that your cat has dental disease? Some cats may show....

Although dental disease is common in dogs, proper dog dental care can keep a dog's mouth as healthy as possible. Take ad...
02/07/2022
5 Reasons Why Dog Dental Care Is Important

Although dental disease is common in dogs, proper dog dental care can keep a dog's mouth as healthy as possible. Take advantage of our dental month and purchase pet safe toothpaste and a toothbrush to keep your pets mouth healthy!

https://www.petmd.com/news/view/5-reasons-why-dog-dental-care-important-38003

Dog dental care is an essential part of your pet’s overall well-being. Here are five reasons why you should start incorporating dental care into your dog’s daily routine.

02/05/2022

If your box looks like this, you have a problem.
1) box the length of your cat x 1.5 inches long
2) 2-3 inches of litter or more if your cat wants more
3) located in easily accesssed, safe places.

#felinebehavior #felinebehaviorist #vetmed #catdoctor #catbehavior #cats #catfacts #catlovers #vetmed #veterinarymedicine #cat #meow #kittensofinstagram #ilovecats #ilovemycat #cats #catlover #ilovecat #catstagram #catlovers #cutecat

Understanding Cushing’s disease in dogs can help pet owners take the best possible care of their canine companion and ma...
02/03/2022
Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Understanding Cushing’s disease in dogs can help pet owners take the best possible care of their canine companion and manage the disease for a long and healthy life.

https://todayspet.com/blog/82910/cushings-disease-in-dogs

Cushing’s disease can be a serious condition in humans, but what about in beloved pets? Understanding Cushing’s disease in dogs can help pet owners take the best possible care of their canine companion and manage the disease for a long and healthy lif

Congratulations Max for being awarded pet of the week!
02/01/2022

Congratulations Max for being awarded pet of the week!

The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental d...
01/31/2022
Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. An untreated dental infection can spread to the heart, kidneys and other organs, and suddenly become life threatening.

https://todayspet.com/blog/31960/healthy-dental-practices-for-pets

February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don&r

Trimming a dog's toenails may seem like a simple task, but it isn't always easy. Many dogs are nervous and anxious when ...
01/27/2022
How to Trim a Dog's Toenails

Trimming a dog's toenails may seem like a simple task, but it isn't always easy. Many dogs are nervous and anxious when getting their nails trimmed, and improperly done, a badly cut nail could cause injuries or infections, as well as adding to the dog's stress.

https://todayspet.com/blog/51306/how-to-trim-a-dogs-toenails

Trimming a dog's toenails may seem like a simple task, but it isn't always easy. Many dogs are nervous and anxious when getting their nails trimmed, and improperly done, a badly cut nail could cause injuries or infections, as well as adding to the dog's s

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2418 Florence St
Canon City, CO
81212

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8am - 5:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm
1:30pm - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 12pm

Telephone

(719) 269-3349

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Typically our shelter doesn't see a ton of Parvo cases as often as we could, but lately it seems that we clear up one dog to only get another Parvo positive dog come through the door. This sweet puppy's name is Chad. Chad has had a rough go of it, coming into the shelter on Betty White's birthday, January 17th, to being hospitalized from January 18th until today! For a week, Chad has been fighting, with the help of our fantastic veterinary team at Fremont Veterinary Hospital, for his life. Today is the first day that this sweet boy has actually eaten a bit on his own. Parvo is one of the worst diseases that puppies or dogs can contract and left untreated, it is fatal. Lucky for Chad, he ended up at the shelter and is able to receive around the clock care! His medical bills are piling up very quickly! We are close to $2000 for this little pup who isn't quite out of the woods yet! If you would like to donate towards his previous and continued care, you can donate here on Facebook, through our website at fremonthumane.com under the Support Us tab (Ways to Give), through Venmo at @fremonthumane, pop into the shelter or give us a call! 719-275-0663
I just want to thank Dr. Sarek and his tech for coming in on Christmas Eve to help my husband and I make the difficult decision to euthanize our Shadow girl. The genuine concern and heartfelt hugs were so appreciated during such a hard decision, not to mention the absolute love and loving words you showed and spoke to her during her last few seconds of life. From the bottom of my broken heart, I want to thank you both for all that you did. ❤️
Thanks Ladies! Shooter (Cowboy) is living his best life!
Edit: I wanted to give a personal shoutout to Dr. Metcalfe & Travis!! You guys are truly amazing people!! Thank you so much for helping W***y!! 🥰 I have to give a huge amount of praise to the staff at Fremont Veterinary Hospital!! You all went above & beyond to help this poor kitty!! I can’t thank you enough for the amount of time, effort, & care you put into helping our One-Eyed W***y get the medical attention he needed!! After being turned away, told surgery couldn’t be scheduled until months out, & even fearing him being euthanized by everyone else- YOU stepped up & said you would help him immediately!! You even stated that if the donations for his surgery did not meet the goal, you would cover the rest!! You have no idea how many hearts you have touched by your act of kindness!! Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of so many hearts for showing compassion to this beautiful baby boy!! Words can’t express my gratitude enough!! 💜 W***y needed someone & you were there!! 🥰
I love this Vet hospital. Every person working there is the kindness and nicest people you could meet. They truly are loved by the animals they treat, my furry ones love them. Thank you for all you do from the most joyous day of bringing home one of my furry ones to the saddest day when they cross the rainbow bridge and the heart felt kindness always. Bear Bear (14.5 yrs) from the day he arrived at our home till December of 2020 was always cared for by you with such love. Thank you.
Do you all know the owner of this dog? The tag is from you guys. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420912388238778/permalink/2738329213163749/
Thank you all for the loving care you gave Sassy and Austin and I today. Dr. Metcalfe thank you for always taking great care of our fur babies.
thank you again for seeing our Samantha on short notice tbis afternoon. look forward to having your staff take care of our other fur kids.
We have seen some crazy things going on in our world today and just last night we saw that our Health Care workers were taking a crazy amount of heat! We want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU! to St. Thomas More Hospital and Centura Health Urgent Care Canon City and all of the Health Care workers that are taking care of our families at the risk and health of themselves and their own families, Canon City Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Canon City Volunteer Fire Department, Canon City Area Fire Protection District, and all other essential businesses that are doing their very best to go above and beyond to protect and serve the community! 🚒🚑🚓🏥 We also want say THANK YOU! to all of the area vets, Fremont Veterinary Hospital, Eskridge Veterinary Clinic, Rose Veterinary Hospital, Kenline Veterinary Clinic, LLC, and Four Mile Veterinary Clinic for all that they are doing for the animals in our community!!🏥🐶🐱 The HSFC team and all of our guests appreciate everything that is being done during this pandemic!!! 🥰
Fremont Veterinary Hospital ordered for our employees for a lunch meeting today. We were all delighted with our delicious food, fast and easy service and not one mistake on the order. Kudos to The Waffle Wagon! I and SO happy to have had potato cheese soup twice since the quarantine and I’m sure there will be many more.
Shout out to Florence Brewing for their amazing beer delivery! The staff of Fremont Veterinary Hospital really enjoyed the cans after hours 🙂
Thank you all for your support. You have all been great. Please share or Please Please Donate Today!!!! We just lost my mother to a horrible battle with cancer. Now this.. Its seriously feels like a never ending cycle of death, I just need to know im not in this alone. The vet bills are killing us. I know the story is not perfect . It was the very next day I wrote this after the accident, Please no rude comments. https://www.facebook.com/donate/1580201208784763/?fundraiser_source=external_url
Thank you all for your support. You have all been great. Please share or Please Please Donate Today!!!! We just lost my mother to a horrible battle with cancer. Now this.. Its seriously feels like a never ending cycle of death, I just need to know im not in this alone. The vet bills are killing us. I know the story is not perfect . It was the very next day I wrote this after the accident, Please no rude comments. https://www.facebook.com/donate/1580201208784763/?fundraiser_source=external_url
Thanks Dr Metcalf for setting Odin aka Cutie Bo**ie up right! 500 MLS of fluids and a/d make for a happier kitty already! We appreciate you and the great staff there! ❤
Blueberry had his dental procedure done yesterday and Is doing great!! Thank you to Ashley Metcalfe and Fremont Veterinary Hospital for taking such great care of our sweet babies!!
Please I need help with my doxie Flora. She has a bad tooth I think. Her face is swollen. I have no money for a vet. Please help,she's my emotional support animal. I need her!