Banfield Pet Hospital® - Arvada West
5736 Ward Way | Arvada, CO 80002Call 720-477-0873
|Monday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Friday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 1:00pm|
- Experienced and friendly team
- Efficient and caring service
- State-of-the-art medical facility
- We care for cats, dogs, exotic pets
- Laser therapy & accupuncture avail.
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
We are your hometown Arvada veterinary clinic. With experience, knowledge, and heart...that's how our family will care for yours.
For everything from wellness visits, when we make sure your pet is healthy and has appropriate vaccinations, to the stressful times when your pet is ill, we're here to help. From the moment you walk in the door or give us a call, our goal is to take the best possible care of your cherished pet and you.
Dr. Colleen Mathews grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois. After college, she headed west for Colorado and graduated from CSU Veterinary School. In 2004, she became certified in Acupuncture and did a brief internship with a holistic veterinarian in Longmont. Dr. Mathews has been working in the Golden, Arvada and Evergreen area since 1997. In her free time, she enjoys wandering the mountains with her dogs, photography, biking, and camping. Dr. Mathews’ animal family includes Oakley, pictured here as well as Jordy, a Chihuahua mix, two kitties, Cayenne and Curry and 2 goldfish.read more
Dr. Erin Wendt is an Indiana native who vacationed often in Colorado with her family and decided to make a permanent move three years ago. After completing her undergrad degree in Zoology at Michigan State, she attended veterinary school at Purdue. During veterinary school Dr. Wendt completed a study abroad program in South Africa working with native wildlife species and another program in Brno, Czech Republic assisting in equine, small animal, and exotic animal clinics.
Dr. Wendt is now certified as a Fear Free Practitioner after taking numerous hours of training and passing certification exams. Dr. Wendt is dedicated to taking the “pet out of petrified” when pets and their families visit us for an appointment.
We’re excited to announce the addition of a veterinarian to our current great team of doctors. Dr. Ben Read will be joining us in mid-September, moving to Colorado from Massachusetts. Dr. Read completed his veterinary education at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies and his clinical year at Washington State University. Following a family tradition, Dr. Read became a veterinarian after observing veterinary medicine up close throughout his life as his father is a veterinarian with over thirty years in practice! Dr. Read is excited to make the move to “Colorful Colorado” to enjoy hiking, camping, and photography. He’s also a musician, as are several members of our team, and plays several instruments including the drums. Since we don’t have a garage, we may have to start an “attic” band soon!read more
Dr. Chawla joined the Arvada West team in September, 2018, moving with his fiancee and pet family from Columbus, OH. Dr. Chawla's background includes time spent in a surgery rotation at a veterinary clinic in southern California, working in emergency clinics in Ohio, and volunteering at an animal shelter to provide care for homeless pets in his spare time. Dr. Chawla is an avid traveler, loves to hike, and is always on the lookout for great new restaurants to try.read more
Dr. Dick, Chief of Staff at Arvada West, has a wide variety of veterinary experience. A native of North Dakota, Dr. Dick joined the Army Veterinary Corps upon veterinary school graduation.
After completing his service, Dr. Dick accepted a position with Banfield Pet Hospitals in Minnesota. He and his family, who love to spend time in the outdoors, decided to move to Colorado where they enjoy skiing, hiking, and biking.