About Our Hospital

Arapahoe Animal Hospital was founded in Boulder in 1954, and in 1969 moved to the innovatively-designed building we occupy today at 5585 Arapahoe Ave. Our Main Hospital stands on one full acre of its own land, with one-third acre of tree-shaded play and exercise yards dedicated to our premier Doggie Day Care program (and enjoyed by our Boarding “guests”).

In 2007, we opened our second hospital location, Arapahoe Animal Hospital – Downtown, at 1730 15th Street, nestled in the heart of Boulder’s downtown district, near C.U. and Pearl Street Mall.

Today, Arapahoe Animal Hospital is an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited practice with two convenient, state-of-the art hospital locations — sharing the same patient information data base and same superb staff!

Since 1970, our Hospital has been an accredited AAHA member, a distinction that only about 15% of veterinary hospitals in North America can claim. AAHA accreditation requires strict attention to specific detail in all areas and departments of our hospitals, periodic on-site AAHA inspections, and consistently meeting the highest standards in all medical, safety, and office procedures.

Our daily goal is to serve our clients and our community with the finest quality veterinary medicine and pet services — and the warm, friendly, compassionate care we are known for!

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  • The best part about Arapahoe? If you ask Lacey, she'd say "All you can eat treats!" 🐶 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #treats #doggytreats #doggiedaycare #boulderdoggiedaycare #welovepets #dogsofinstagram #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "The best part about Arapahoe? If you ask Lacey, she'd say "All you can eat treats!" 🐶 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #treats #doggytreats #doggiedaycare #boulderdoggiedaycare #welovepets #dogsofinstagram #boulder #colorado"
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  • Happy Caturday! 😸 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #caturday #bouldervets #welovepets #kittenlove #cuddletime #kittycuddles #aahaaccreditedhospital #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #kittensofinstagram #saturday #weekendfun #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy Caturday! 😸 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #caturday #bouldervets #welovepets #kittenlove #cuddletime #kittycuddles #aahaaccreditedhospital #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #kittensofinstagram #saturday #weekendfun #boulder #colorado"
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  • Just another morning at the front desk for Hannah & Monkey 🐶❤️ | #clientservices #aah #arapahoeanimalhospital #aahaaccreditedhospital #petlove #dogsofinstagram #miniaturepoodle #toypoodle #toypoodlelove #miniaturepoodlesofinstagram #bouldervets #welovepets #petboarding #boulderpetboarding #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Just another morning at the front desk for Hannah & Monkey 🐶❤️ | #clientservices #aah #arapahoeanimalhospital #aahaaccreditedhospital #petlove #dogsofinstagram #miniaturepoodle #toypoodle #toypoodlelove #miniaturepoodlesofinstagram #bouldervets #welovepets #petboarding #boulderpetboarding #boulder #colorado"
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  • Please join us in welcoming our newest furry friend, Meadow the 8-week-old Goldendoodle! ❤️| #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #puppylove #puppiesofinstagram #goldendoodle #goldendoodlesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #bouldervets #welovepets #boulder #colorado #aahaaccreditedhospital

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Please join us in welcoming our newest furry friend, Meadow the 8-week-old Goldendoodle! ❤️| #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #puppylove #puppiesofinstagram #goldendoodle #goldendoodlesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #bouldervets #welovepets #boulder #colorado #aahaaccreditedhospital"
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  • The newest additions to Dr. Hayes' falcon clan! Did you know the age of first flight for baby falcon's ranges between just 39-49 days of age? | #falcons #birdsofprey #raptors #falconlove #falconsofinstagram #downtownboulderaah #falconry #birdlove #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "The newest additions to Dr. Hayes' falcon clan! Did you know the age of first flight for baby falcon's ranges between just 39-49 days of age? | #falcons #birdsofprey #raptors #falconlove #falconsofinstagram #downtownboulderaah #falconry #birdlove #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado"
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  • Sophia the Golden Retriever just loves her spa days with Kim for Laser Therapy. Please join us in celebrating this sweet girl as our June Doggle of the Month! 💜 | #doggleofthemonth #doggles #dogglelove #doggleseyewear #aah #arapahoeanimalhospital #lasertherapy #bouldervets #welovepets #goldenretriever #goldensofinstagram #goldenlove #dogsofinstagram #boulder #colorado #aahaaccreditedhospital

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Sophia the Golden Retriever just loves her spa days with Kim for Laser Therapy. Please join us in celebrating this sweet girl as our June Doggle of the Month! 💜 | #doggleofthemonth #doggles #dogglelove #doggleseyewear #aah #arapahoeanimalhospital #lasertherapy #bouldervets #welovepets #goldenretriever #goldensofinstagram #goldenlove #dogsofinstagram #boulder #colorado #aahaaccreditedhospital"
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  • Happy Fourth of July! Please don't forget this can be a very stressful time for our pets. We can help them feel safe by keeping them indoors in a quiet place. Have a safe & fun holiday! 🇺🇸 | #fourthofjuly #independenceday #petlove #petsofinstagram #bouldervets #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #boulder #colorado #aah #arapahoeanimalhospital

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy Fourth of July! Please don't forget this can be a very stressful time for our pets. We can help them feel safe by keeping them indoors in a quiet place. Have a safe & fun holiday! 🇺🇸 | #fourthofjuly #independenceday #petlove #petsofinstagram #bouldervets #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #boulder #colorado #aah #arapahoeanimalhospital"
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  • Does your pet have a microchip? | #july #nationallostpetpreventionmonth #aaha #aahaaccreditedhospital #microchip #welovepets #bouldervets #checkthechip #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Does your pet have a microchip? | #july #nationallostpetpreventionmonth #aaha #aahaaccreditedhospital #microchip #welovepets #bouldervets #checkthechip #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #boulder #colorado"
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  • It's time for the results! The Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis certified that Cait is part Australian Cattle Dog and Chow Chow! |#royalcanin #genetichealthanalysis #royalcaningenetichealthanalysis #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #petlove #dogsofinstgram #chowchow #australiancattledog #bouldervets #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "It's time for the results! The Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis certified that Cait is part Australian Cattle Dog and Chow Chow! |#royalcanin #genetichealthanalysis #royalcaningenetichealthanalysis #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #petlove #dogsofinstgram #chowchow #australiancattledog #bouldervets #boulder #colorado"
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  • Did you know there's a test to discover the breed(s) of your dog? Cait came in for a Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis and we were all so excited to discover her ancestry! Can you guess what breeds she is? Comment below and we'll announce it later this evening! 🐾 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #royalcanin #genetichealthanalysis #royalcaningenetichealthanalysis #dogsofinstagram #petlove #bouldervets #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Did you know there's a test to discover the breed(s) of your dog? Cait came in for a Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis and we were all so excited to discover her ancestry! Can you guess what breeds she is? Comment below and we'll announce it later this evening! 🐾 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #royalcanin #genetichealthanalysis #royalcaningenetichealthanalysis #dogsofinstagram #petlove #bouldervets #boulder #colorado"
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