By: natasha.holmes.520
Boulder's Natural Animal
Dr. Brockmann, Dr. Adams and their wonderful staff have given new life to Boulder's Natural Animal! WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT DR BROCKMANN?!?!?! For 8 years now my cats have been under the fantastic care of Dr. Brockmann. I was beside myself excited when I first heard that Dr. Brockmann and Dr. Adams were going to take over Boulder's Natural Animal! There was not the slightest bit of hesitation that I was going to support them in any way possible. BOTH of these vets are FANTASTIC! Not only are the vets fantastic but all the staff is very friendly and extremely helpful! Josh (in particular) has been an enormous help to us! I would recommend this animal hospital to ANYONE in this area. You will not be disappointed with their professionalism, knowledge and compassion. Dr. Brockmann will continue to take care of my furry kids for YEARS to come! Thanks for everything you do Boulder's Natural Animal!
By: Paulina H.
Boulder's Natural Animal
I am new to Boulder and heard about this practice through the dog groomer. We have lived in almost every region in the USA and I have found this to be the most caring clinic I have had the good fortune to experience. Unfortunately , I recently had to put my almost 16 yr old dog down and asked for their assistance. As always they handled the situation with compassion and grace and made my little friend comfortable through the end. Dr. Brockmann is a gem and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a knowledgeable caring vet.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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