By Allyson Mangan, DVM, MSc, CVAT
Before graduating from vet school in 2010 I spent many years on the other side of the exam table as a client. I always seemed to have the kinds of dogs with many medical issues: Dachshunds, Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Flat-Coated Retrievers, so I had plenty of opportunities to be the client. To be honest, I did a lot of ‘clinic-hopping’ looking for the best fit for myself and my animals. I also spent years volunteering and fostering for shelters and rescue groups, and saw first-hand how lack of affordable veterinary care affects the lives of our pets. For those reasons I had a very clear idea of the kind of veterinarian I wanted to be: caring, nonjudgmental, gentle, forever curious, and down-to-earth.
After graduation I spent a year in a large, very busy hospital in Texas, learning the basics of being a veterinarian. Although I met wonderful people while there, I yearned to return home to Northern Colorado and open the caring, gentle affordable veterinary practice I had dreamed about. Having been in a very busy, bustling clinic I wanted to offer clients and their pets a calmer, gentler experience.
After returning home to Northern Colorado, I began AniMom Vet, a housecall practice. In time I built a small clinic inside my home in Windsor. Many pets enjoyed visiting my home clinic as if they were visiting a friend, and this gave me the idea that the same concept could be used in a clinic setting. Offering a calm, quiet atmosphere with gentle handling and a positive experience for pets proved to be a better way to manage the stress of a veterinary visit and pet's general health.
In August of 2014 I purchased the Roving Vet Clinic from Dr. Elayne Williams, who had been practicing in Fort Collins for almost 40 years. I want to continue the tradition Dr. Williams started by offering personalized but affordable service with more integrative options for the care of your furry (or not-so-furry) family members. My interests lie with stress management, acupuncture, laser, and other 'non-pharma' veterinary care, while still benefitting from up-to-date Western medicine. I believe it is my duty to provide support, education, and options so that you may make the best decisions for you and your pet in a no-pressure, calm environment.
I enjoy partnering with my clients regarding their pet’s veterinary care, and I know that YOU know your pets best. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Allyson Mangan, DVM, MSc, CVAT