Northwest Animal Hospital

4575 North Chestnut Street
(adjacent to Wells Fargo Bank)
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Classic 10K set for July 18

unnamedNot long ago I interviewed Matt Carpenter and asked him about his 12 Pikes Peak Marathon wins. The interview went something like this.

Me: How in the heck did you do that?

Matt: You have to be fast. Tuesdays and Thursdays, doing speed work, are where you get fast. The altitude is important, but without the speed, you’re not going to be able to run fast.

Whether you soar at treeline or blaze a 5K, if you’re looking for some speed work the folks at the Grand Prix of Running have something for you. The Classic 10K on July 18 is one of the fastest races in Colorado. The slightly downhill course begins at Tiffany Square (near the intersection of Woodman and I-25) and runs along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail adjacent to Monument Creek. It ends in Monument Valley Park.

Register online here.

Charles Kamindo holds the men’s record, 29:30, set in 2005. Laura Thweatt set the women’s record, 33:27, in 2012.

If you want a 10K PR, or just want to work on your speed, this is the race. Lots of good information here.

See ya there!

Caring for your active dog

Now, Matt and I did not discuss running with your furry, four-legged companions, but if you’re into that, we have something you might like. Dr. John Sudduth, the running veterinarian, is writing about hiking and running with your active dog. And he’s happy to answer your questions. Just ask away on Check out his latest article here.

Until next time, thanks a million for your support of

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Your Colorado Springs Veterinarian

If you are looking for the best veterinarian in Colorado Springs, look no further than the Northwest Animal Hospital & Pet Care Center. Located on 4575 North Chestnut Street, this center offers a wide variety of services for pet owners, and a stellar team of four veterinarians - Dr. John H. Suddoth, the founding veterinarian, Dr. Jessa Kocher, Dr. Elbert and Dr. Kevin Lisenbee.

Wellness Checkups and Exams

A Colorado Springs veterinarian will be happy to provide wellness exams and checkups. These checkups allow the vets to detect any potential problems before they have a chance to become serious. They also provide a baseline so that future visits will be much easier for both you and your pets.

Pet Vaccinations

Proper vaccination of your pets is necessary to protect them from a large number of diseases. Vaccinations and boosters for cats include rabies, feline distemper, calicivirus, feline herpesvirus, bordatella, and FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). Vaccinations and boosters for dogs include rabies 1 year and 3 year, distemper, parvovirus, CAV-1 - canine hepatitis, CAV-2 - kennel cough, bordatella, parainfluenza, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, and canine influenza.

Puppy and Kitten Care

A veterinarian in Colorado Springs would like you to bring in your kitten or puppy early for a nose-to-tail exam, and to let them get familiar with the hospital and the staff. At this early visit, a veterinarian will talk to you about nutrition, behavioral training, vaccinations, socialization, and much more.

Pet Dental Services

A Colorado Springs veterinarian would like to talk with you about the necessity of dental care for your pet. Approximately 70% of cats and 80% of dogs older than 3 have some variety of dental disease. Our staff performs complete cleanings and will discuss yellow or brown teeth, bad breath, and what can be done if your pet is having problems eating.

Parasite Prevention

A veterinarian in Colorado Springs would like to talk to you about how important it is to prevent parasites. It costs much less to prevent parasites compared to treatment costs that can be stressful and expensive.

Radiology and Surgery

At the Colorado Springs Northwest Animal Hospital, we use radiology as a diagnostic tool to be able to non-invasively look inside your pet's body to view their internal organs. If a problem is seen, we provide a number of surgical options. 

Emergency Veterinary Services

Senior Care, Hospice, and Euthanasia

Our animal hospital provides services for all stages of your pet's life. Our senior care includes creating a health plan outlining a changed diet, exercise, and guidelines to prevent common aging problems. We also offer compassionate, understanding hospice care and euthanasia when the time comes to say goodbye to your cat or dog. We try to accommodate all special requests.

Other Services

A veterinarian in Colorado Springs offers a wide variety of additional services for your pet. We offer pet boarding, doggie daycare, and pet grooming. We also offer laser therapy, pet microchipping, nutritional counseling, an on site laboratory, pain management, and veterinary walk-ins.

Contact Information

Contact a Colorado Springs veterinarian and schedule an appointment online, or call us at 719-593-8582. Our office is adjacent to Wells Fargo Bank at 4575 N. Chestnut Street in Colorado Springs, CO.

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