Sometimes cats and dogs get anxious about going to the vet, so Dr. Jessica Albright thought she should hobble her vet services.
Albright started Country Haven Veterinary Services in June 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic for this reason and so that its clients do not have to leave their homes or deliver their pets to the office for care.
“I wanted it to be the sanctuary for animals that are afraid to go to bricks and mortar,” said Albright, a veterinarian and co-owner of a Loveland-based practice with Francisco Ramos Greeley. “It’s much nicer and easier for them and their pets to get cared for at home.”
Albright operates her entire clinic from a La Boit mobile medical vehicle. She decided not to open an office after the pandemic because her clients love the mobile option, especially if they work from home or have pets who don’t like going to the vet. If animals are afraid to enter their mobile unit, tests will take place in the customer’s home or yard, plus they allow customers to be with their animals at all times to help calm them.
“It’s much easier on the animal,” Albright said. “There are no other animals around. It’s a nice time for this patient.”
Albright included the word “country” in the name of her business, as she practices both large and small animals.
“It seemed to fit what I wanted my business to be,” Albright said.
Albright offers a full range of veterinary services except hospitalization for small animals, especially cats and dogs, as well as small mammals such as guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits. The list of services includes health checks, vaccinations, blood tests, x-rays, abdominal ultrasounds, laser treatments, surgeries, dental cleanings and extractions.
For larger animals, such as livestock such as horses, cows, goats, llamas, alpacas and chickens, Albright conducts health tests, gives vaccinations, does blood work, and treats horses’ perched teeth.
“A lot of times I go the extra mile for my clients and patients,” Albright said. “I try to give them the best medicine possible.”
The mobile Albright unit is 26 feet long and resembles an RV, she said. Inside, there’s a treatment table and worktops with storage above, a workstation, a lab area and a surgery room aft, plus three kennels.
“It feels like a small clinic,” Albright said.
Albright covers northern Colorado, including Berthoud, Loveland, and Fort Collins, as well as the area from Brighton to Carr and along the Front Range to US Corridor 85. It treats 50 to 90 patients per week, which varies depending on the number of surgeries that are performed. You do it on your schedule. She hopes to add a vet to her staff, which currently includes a certified veterinary technician, technician, and receptionist.
“We hope to seek additional help because we are growing so fast. One doctor can keep up,” Albright said.
Albright received her Ph.D. in veterinary medicine in 2015 from Colorado State University, then worked at two Nevada clinics for two years and general practice at Firestone for three years. She also provided additional assistance at Royal Vista Specialist Veterinarians in Windsor.
For more details about Country Haven Veterinary Services, visit countryhavenvetservices.com or contact the clinic at [email protected] or 970-825-6087.
The clinic is open from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM from Sunday to Thursday. Albright charges a call home fee in addition to its usual fee.
“We have a little extra charge for concierge when coming to you,” Albright Say
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