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Welcome to Alpine Equine Hospital

Your Equine Veterinarian in the Roaring Fork Valley
Hospital Located in Carbondale, CO
Call us at 970-379-7100

Welcome to Alpine Equine Hospital! While our name may have changed, our mission has not! We are solely dedicated and focused on your horses' wellbeing throughout all of their life stages in the many disciplines they compete. We are grateful for your trust in caring for your equine companion.

We are a fully engaged team of dedicated professionals serving and celebrating the human animal bond between horse and rider. At the core of this is our chief goal-superior service. Every time. 

Here you will find information that will introduce you to our veterinary practice and answer many questions you might have regarding our services. 

•   Our philosophy for emergency services? Simply put we have an ethical obligation to provide services 24/7/365. You can always reach the on-call vet by calling the office
•    Please familiarize yourself with our services  and leave us feedback at  @Alpineequinehospital.  Check out our facebook page for social content and regular updates and health care blogs
•    Please review our forms (above) nd return to us via fax or e-mail. Many thanks for helping us keep our records up to date.

Doctor phone time is generally 7:30-9:00 a.m. weekdays but we’re always available if not with a patient.   
Questions? If you have any questions, please call.  Appointments are best made by calling the office.

Thank you for allowing us to care for your horse’s care needs.  We look forward to working with you and your horse!

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Chuck Maker, DVM
Member, American Association
of Equine Practitioners


Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

After-Hour Emergency Services Available

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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