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Mobile veterinary care in Steamboat Springs, CO and beyond.

Mobile, personalized veterinary care for your pet.

Sport Dog Specialty Medicine sees your pet as an individual and develops a personalized plan for each patient. We accomplish this by offering specialty services as an extension of your family veterinary practice. All patient visits are communicated back to your primary veterinarian.

In-home pet rehab and care in Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas.

Dr. Love sees rehabilitation, chiropractic, and sports medicine appointments at your family veterinary clinic, home, office, dog training facility, and in the field at various canine sporting events. Explore our services below.

Pet Rehab
Sport Dog Specialty Medicine’s top priority is to help your pet recover quickly, feel better, and enjoy a renewed quality of life. We treat a variety of conditions that benefit from rehabilitative therapy. If your pet has mobility issues, chronic pain, age-related problems, or is recovering from injury or surgery, we’ll be there to help.
Pet Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic care is a holistic form of medicine that can be used to treat various symptoms in dogs. We use proven methods to alleviate interference of the skeletal system so that the body can heal itself in a natural way. Pet chiropractic treatments can help treat a long list of disorders, injuries, and ailments, and as the practice of veterinary chiropractic continues to evolve, this list will certainly grow.

The following are some of the more common conditions dog chiropractors treat.

 

  • Subluxations
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis relief
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Forelimb lameness
  • Stiffness
  • Post-surgery recovery
Pet Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment that stimulates the body’s natural healing and pain control response. It can be used as a standalone therapy or as a complement to other treatment methods. Using a small, handheld device, the doctor applies a low-level laser to the area on question, stimulating normal cellular function. This results in faster wound healing and enhanced pain relief. Best of all, because laser therapy requires no medication or surgery, there are no harmful side effects.

 

How can pet laser therapy help?

  • Anti-Inflammation – Decreases swelling from bruising/inflammation
  • Anti-Pain – Blocks pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity
  • Accelerates Tissue Repair, Cell Growth, and Nerve Function
  • Improves Circulation
  • Accelerates Healing and Reduces Scarring
Pet Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is one of the treatments we have available for treating osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, fractures, and other musculoskeletal disorders in your pets. Shockwave therapy involves using a probe that a member of our trained staff uses to deliver a series of focused, high-pressure sound waves to the affected part of a pet’s body.

The waves travel through the animal’s skin and soft tissue. When the waves reach the injured area, the energy in the shock wave is released and interacts with the injured tissue. In the case of injured muscle-related tissues, the effect of the shockwaves and release of energy relieves pain and stimulates healing.

When used to treat osteoarthritis, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, while it does not cure or slow the disease’s progression, reduces the associated pain, thereby allowing your pet to resume a more normal life with less suffering.

Pet Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the insertion of excellent needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated. This technique has been used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years to treat many ailments. The Chinese also use acupuncture as preventative medicine. Acupuncture is used worldwide, either along with or in conjunction with Western medicine, to treat a wide variety of conditions in every animal species. Clinical research has been conducted showing positive results in the treatment of both animals and humans, and acupuncture is increasing. Acupuncture will not cure every condition, but it can work very well when it is indicated.
Holistic Medicine
The basis of holistic veterinary care is to treat the overall condition of your pet, not just an individual symptom or organ. Holistic veterinary care focuses on curing the root cause of a problem and not just alleviating the symptoms. Improving the overall quality of life for your pet is the ultimate goal.
Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Chiropractic Services

  • Manual therapy
  • Veterinary spinal manipulation therapy (veterinary chiropractic)
  • Post-op rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis & pain management
  • Canine athlete conditioning evaluation, lameness evaluation and conditioning plan development
  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Cold LASER therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Dry needling/Trigger point therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (TENS)
  • Targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (tPEMF)
  • Evaluation and fitting for Assistive Devices (orthoses/braces & prosthetics)
  • Boarding and rehabilitation services (short and long term) at Rocky Mountain Pet Resort
Internal Medicine
  • Initial consultation and case review
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (gastroduodenoscopy)
  • PEG tube placement
  • Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (colonoscopy)
  • Bronchoscopy & bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
  • Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy
  • Joint taps (arthrocentesis)
  • Ultrasound of abdominal and thoracic cavities
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Non-invasive aspirate and biopsy sampling

Internal medicine consultations are done at your family veterinary clinic or hospital. You can expect a review of your pet’s history and diagnostics recently completed, a physical exam, and recommendations and options for the next step in diagnostics and treatment. These more in-depth diagnostics can be done in a familiar place for your pet.

Ultrasound
Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also beneficial for veterinary patients. One of these advances, diagnostic ultrasound, has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing, so we are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.

Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. As a result, ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.

Endoscopy
Endoscopy involves using either a rigid or flexible fiberoptic instrument to allow visual examination of the internal organs without invasive exploratory surgery. A small camera at the end of the endoscope provides images of the body’s internal structures, allowing the Internist to view disease processes and take biopsies for further diagnostics. It can often be used for foreign body removal as well. In addition, this procedure allows for a non-surgical alternative in some cases for pets that minimizes anesthesia time and allows for a shorter recovery and hospital stay.