Many people ask us, “when should my pet see a veterinary specialist?”   There are many ways to tell if your dog or cat might benefit from the expertise of a board-certified veterinarian.   Here are a few:

  • Your pet’s disease is uncommon, complicated, or undiagnosed after standard testing.

  • You would like an informed, neutral, second opinion of your dog or cat’s condition.

  • Your pet is not responding as well as expected to treatment.

  • Your pet requires a sophisticated procedure or advanced care.

  • Your pet can benefit from hospitalization with 24-hour monitoring and care.

If you believe your dog or cat will benefit from a visit to our specialty hospital, we encourage you to work with your family veterinarian to complete a referral.  Questions?  Call us at 719-272-4004.

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We LOVE our patients at SCVIM

The staff as a collective were extremely patient, helpful, thoughtful, and most importantly capable. I have no doubt in my mind that you all are the BEST in your field. Our visit and follow up care/phone consults have been exactly what we did and will need to resolve Rainy’s Health issues and concerns. We drive 2 hours to your clinic because we believe it is the best, the awesome and caring staff make it even better!

Rainy's Family, 2019

Your staff was kind, your equipment and facilities were top notch. Dr. McReynolds was patient and spent a generous amount of time explaining treatment options. I was impressed from beginning to end.

Maggie's Family, 2019

Incredibly grateful your wonderful practice exists. We know every time one of our animals comes in, they’ll be given the best possible care, with knowledgeable and gentle staff.

Rosie's Family, 2019

Dr. Cannizzo and her nurse were amazing. I’ve never been in this situation with an animal before and finding out my best friend has cancer is heartbreaking and Dr. Cannizzo did a fantastic job explaining what was going on as well as helping us stay cautiously hopeful that we may get a little more time with him.

Oliver's Family