The staff at Littleton West Animal Hospital is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to dogs, cats and pets  in Littleton and throughout the Denver Metro area.  We endeavor to create a partnership with our clients to obtain the best overall health and wellness of their pets.  Our own pets are part of our families and we feel the same about yours.  We strive to treat everyone, with two legs or four, with kindness as well as professionalism, and we work to achieve a thorough understanding of the best needs of our patients, your four legged kids.

Littleton West Animal Hospital opened as a new veterinary hospital in 2012.  The vision for this practice is centered around preventative whole health for pets, and respectful, clear and consistent communication with clients.  We value our client’s trust and commitment for a healthy pet and a long term relationship.

Communication is the cornerstone of our practice.


Our Fear-Free Approach to Pet Care

  • Veterinarians do not like to see their patients stressed out and afraid, and we know it is not good for their mental or physical well-being.
  • At LWAH we make a concerted effort to minimize fear and anxiety in our patients during their trips to the clinic.
  • Our staff is very well trained on reading pets’ body language and individualized restraint based on patients’ responses. We do use frequent treating with dogs, including peanut butter and cheese. Cats are tougher to bribe, but we have a variety of food and play options for them as well.
  • We start with puppies and kittens to help them learn to not fear the vet visit. They love to play and to eat, and sometimes we keep them doing those things through the whole exam.
  • We use pheromone calming methods throughout the hospital, and we have a cat-only exam room with no dog odors.
  • Once we learn what methods work best for an individual dog or cat, we note this in their record and repeat for future visits.

With this approach, we have found our patients happier to come in the next time and not as afraid of “the vet” in general. In the long run this helps to improve their physical health as well.


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We want to make sure our clients have a complete understanding of the health of their pets, and the things they can do to maintain health and wellness for them.  We also provide constant communication with our clients when their pets need to stay in the hospital for care, in order to ease the worry that we know you feel.

Advanced Technology for your Pet

Littleton West Animal Hospital is a state-of-the-art veterinary practice, using Cornerstone paperless practice management software for record keeping, client education, digital images and communications. We use Fovea digital x-ray for whole body and Progeny digital dental x-ray.  We have an extensive in-house lab, but also send numerous tests to IDEXX Veterinary reference lab.

Littleton, Colorado’s dog, cat an pet vet!

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Through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, our hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships.  Your donations to the AVMF on behalf of our hospital will help us help animals. Click on the AVMF donate button to make your tax deductible donation.

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News and Media About Us

Bringing back family medicine

Creating connections with veterinary clients and pets drove the design of this small animal practice.

Littleton West Animal Hospital Wins 2014 Hospital Design Competition Merit Award!

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Personalized Pet Care

Vet provides family-oriented approach at Littleton’s newest animal hospital

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Littleton Magazine Article

View the Article in Living in Littleton Magazine – Page 57