VETERINARY HEALTH & REHABILITATION
We offer convenient and effective whole-life care for your furbaby!
Get to know Urban Paw.
At Urban Paw, we combine preventive care, surgery, rehabilitation, and fitness training to create a single place where your pet can be treated as a whole.
Best of Denver Award!
Access Your Pet Portal
Please copy and save this link to access our online patient portal. When logging into the pet portal, please enter your account information as it shows on your account and/or invoice. With the pet portal you can schedule appointments, refill prescriptions, make payments and even view your pet’s vaccine status and other pertinent records!
Sign up to learn more about our Curvy Canine Camps!
Hurry—there are limited spots and they’re filling up fast!
We are deeply invested in our local community and give back through partnerships with other local small businesses and nonprofits. We are also doing our part to be a good steward of the environment in how we build, stock and, maintain our hospital.
Advocacy, Innovation, Rehabilitation.
See how your Urban Paw team is giving back to the community!
Our use of technology streamlines visits for you and your pet.
We utilize everything from manual therapies to therapeutic lasers to underwater treadmills to get your pet back on their feet.
We perform preventative surgeries such as spays, neuters, and dental cleanings as well as other general surgeries that may be needed in illness.
Our older friends have changing needs, and we are here to work with you to ensure we balance preventive and interventional measures to help them live their best lives.
We love our clients and patients!
We know you have many choices when choosing the best local veterinary hospital, and we’re happy that you’ve
decided to join the Urban Paw family. Your kind words and feedback help us continue to
provide exceptional service to you and your pet.
Dr. Novara was my veterinarian for my golden retriever, Max, back when she practiced in Arizona. Not only was she my favorite vet, but she was also Max’s favorite! She was knowledgeable, attentive and you can tell she loved animals. Not only did she help Max with his various lumps, bumps, and ear infections but she also helped us when we caught a stray kitten in our back yard. When she neutered the kitten, she also removed a snagged tooth so she would be more adoptable when she recovered. She really is the best whether you have a dog or a cat you will not regret trusting her with their care.
– Sheri M.
Dr. Novara is the best! She always makes our dog Charlie feel relaxed and comfortable. Whenever we've had a concern with his health she's asked all the right questions and always suggests a holistic approach to getting him feeling better. We wouldn't take him to anyone else and I know he's going to have a long, healthy life under her care!
– Craig H.
We were recently recommended to take our new golden retriever pup to Urban Paw & I couldn't be more grateful! We took him in for his very first visit, and they were super thorough, extremely kind & patient as I asked a very long list of questions for our little guy! As new puppy parents, I have complete peace of mind taking Archie here for all of his pup needs. They even send a thorough report card after- so helpful!! Thanks, Urban Paw!
I was so impressed with our experience here! It was easy to book an appointment, they were friendly and communicative, and all the staff was extremely attentive to my dog. She's pretty anxious, and everyone made her feel as comfortable as possible. The new vet, Ben Read, stayed with us for as long as we needed to get all my questions answered and gave my dog thorough care. We're new to the Denver area and so glad we found such a great vet close by.
– Catherine H.
I went to Urban Paw a few weeks ago because my dog had been having stomach issues, and we had such a great experience! Dr. Novara and Eric (I'm almost positive that is his name, but if not, I'm sorry!) were both incredibly sweet with my pup. It was so nice having him at a fear-free vet who helped make it a positive experience with peanut butter, treats, and patience. She talked through what could be causing his stomach issues and explained which tests she recommended and why. Everything she recommended was completely reasonable and affordable. Overall, the experience was great. I'm so happy to have found this practice! Not to mention the clinic itself is so nice. It doesn't feel cold and sterile like most vet offices; it's warm and inviting for the pets and their owners. Highly recommend!
– Lucia S.
Join the waitlist for our Fitness Camp!
Obesity is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Just like in humans, carrying extra weight can put a strain on the heart and joints and can lead to metabolic diseases, all of which can decrease your pet’s quality of life and even shorten their life span. Being as passionate as we are about whole patient care, we want to help our furry friends shed the extra weight and live their best lives. Enroll your dog in camp Monday/Weds/Fri from 8-6, where they can enjoy the physical and social benefits of a group exercise class that is focused on weight loss. We take our patients through controlled exercises, use the water treadmill when appropriate, and make dietary recommendations. Click below to join the class and let us help take your dog from flab to fab!
Learn more about our Curvy Canine Camps!
Studies have shown that overweight dogs, even by as little as 2 lbs, can have an average lifespan of 2 years less than a dog of ideal body condition. This is attributed to the fact that excess weight can lead to painful joints as well as an increased risk of heart disease and other medical conditions like diabetes.
How can you tell if your pet is carrying too much extra weight?
- Panting more
- Heat intolerant
- Trouble getting in and out of the car
- Slower or struggling on stairs
- Sluggish, slowing down or sleeping more
- Slower on walks or losing endurance
- Ask your vet
Losing weight is hard – let us help! Each 45 min Fitness camp session includes:
- Weigh in and weight tracking
- Dietary recommendations
- Therapeutic exercise
- Walk on the underwater treadmill
- Mini massage
Beneficial outcomes are similar to humans on a routine exercise/diet plan:
- Weight loss
- Muscle strengthening and resilience
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Improved mental health
- Increased endurance
- More energy
Join the waitlist for our Golden Oldies Camp!
We hear this one all the time from our clients when their pet reaches a certain age: “he’s starting to slow down a little.” There are many reasons this starts to happen as your pet ages, but we refuse blindly write this off as a normal progression of age that we need to accept. Many times, what our older friends need is more gentile-controlled activity, stretching, and weight loss. They lose muscle mass and add fat more easily as they age, so a change in diet and a specific focus on strengthening and stretching muscles can do a lot to keep your pet limber and comfortable with fewer drugs. If your dog is eight years or older, enroll them in the Golden Oldies camp for a Tues/Thurs 8-6 program where we work through group exercises, stretching activities, make diet recommendations and use the water treadmill where appropriate. Click below to join the class, and together let’s keep our older friends comfortable and happy longer!