Bijou Animal Hospital

Bijou Animal Hospital Established in 1959 as a full service veterinary hospital. AAHA accredited since 1985. Gold Winner
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UPDATE: El Paso County Canine Rescue has Jewels now. Thank you everyone for your help!Hi Bijou Friends, This is Jewels. ...
07/10/2023

UPDATE: El Paso County Canine Rescue has Jewels now. Thank you everyone for your help!

Hi Bijou Friends, This is Jewels. She really needs a URGENT forever home. She currently lives out east and does not do well with cats or livestock. She loves other dogs, kids and people. She is a year old, spayed and current on shots. Please share if interested please reach out to Bijou and we can get you in contact with the owner. She does not have much time. Owner has been trying to work with a rescue but they have not been able to find a foster. THANK YOU!!

Every year hundreds of pets throughout the country are lost or injured during 4th of July Celebrations. Here are a few t...
07/04/2023

Every year hundreds of pets throughout the country are lost or injured during 4th of July Celebrations. Here are a few tips you can follow to help keep them safe:

1. Food hazards on the fourth of July
The 4th of July is known for apple pie and BBQ’s, but even delicious holiday food can be hazardous for your pets. Keep your pets away from hot BBQ grills that can easily burn them, especially if they are tempted by what’s cooking on the grill. Animals should never have access to chocolate or alcohol. Bones, except for those specially treated and intended for canine consumption, should also be avoided. Poultry bones can splinter and get lodged in the gastrointestinal tract. Ham and beef bones can break teeth or cause intestinal obstructions. Though tempting, and always appealing to dogs, you should avoid giving your pet leftovers. Not only can this lead to obesity and encourage the annoying habit of begging, it can cause a pancreatitis attack. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas usually caused by fatty foods. It is a serious condition that can be fatal if untreated.

2. Keep your pets indoors for the 4th of July
Though most of us consider fireworks to be the highlight of the evening, many pets are terrified of them. The bright lights and loud noises can unnerve pets and frightened animals will often escape in order to get away. Runaway pets can become lost or get hit by a car. To keep your pets safe and stress-free during a fireworks display, be sure to keep them indoors, preferably in a secure and comfortable room. Give your pet his favorite toy or a new chew toy to keep him distracted. Turning on the TV or radio can also help drown out loud and scary noises outside.

3. Collars, ID tags and microchips
All of your pets should have collars, ID tags and microchips, even indoor-only cats. A door or gate could be left open accidentally during 4th of July BBQ, or your pet could escape if he becomes frightened during a fireworks display. Collars, ID tags and microchips are the best way to ensure that if your pet gets lost, he will be returned to you.

4. If your pet gets lost
What should you do if your pet gets lost? Walk or drive around your neighborhood to look. Be sure to call out your pet's name, but he may not come to you if he is frightened. Contact your local shelters and call nearby veterinary clinics as soon as possible. Call the emergency Vets in the area. Many people will drop off a found pet there. Make flyers with your pet’s picture and post these around the neighborhood, in local pet stores and veterinary clinics, and around retail stores with high foot traffic, like grocery stores.

Follow these tips so that you and your pets can have a safe and fun 4th of July today!

We Will Be Closed today Tuesday July 4th for the 4th of July Holiday.  If you have an emergency please call or go to one...
07/04/2023

We Will Be Closed today Tuesday July 4th
for the 4th of July Holiday.
If you have an emergency please call or go to one of the following:
-Powers Pet Emergency Services
(719) 473 -0482 (open 24 hours, located on Powers and Stetson Hills Blvd)
-Animal ER Care
(719) 260-7141 (open 24 hours, located by Trader Joe's on N Nevada)
-Uintah Pet Emergency
(719) 633-3214 (Mon to Sun 12pm to 12 am, located by Uintah & 17th ST)
-Animal ER Care Central
(719) 755-0558 (open daily 8am-6pm, located on Rebecca Lane near Academy and N Carefree)

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July from everyone at Bijou Animal Hospital!

This is a super idea!!
06/30/2023

This is a super idea!!

Check out this handy way to keep your pet’s foot bandaged!:

Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing fur dads out there!! We hope your day is relaxing and free from picking up p**p...
06/18/2023

Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing fur dads out there!! We hope your day is relaxing and free from picking up p**p! 💙

Ameera is just looking cute and reminding all of her kitty friends that we have a separate Kitty Korner for cats only.
06/17/2023

Ameera is just looking cute and reminding all of her kitty friends that we have a separate Kitty Korner for cats only.

Today is Fresh Veggies Day and tomorrow is National Eat Your Veggies Day (I'm not sure who thinks of all of the differen...
06/16/2023

Today is Fresh Veggies Day and tomorrow is National Eat Your Veggies Day (I'm not sure who thinks of all of the different days to celebrate, but we have fun celebrating them!) Veggies in the breakroom!

Just wanted to share one of our amazing clients amazing talents! Diane Vallejo paints the most beautiful pet portraits. ...
06/14/2023

Just wanted to share one of our amazing clients amazing talents! Diane Vallejo paints the most beautiful pet portraits. My favorite part, the eyes! She captures the love and light in your fur babies eyes. She did this portrait of one of our employees sweet Bison after he passed. They cherish this painting. I also included a picture of her flier because she does all animals, just not fur babies.

We Will Be Closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.If you have an emergency please call or go to one of...
05/25/2023

We Will Be Closed on Monday, May 29th
in observance of Memorial Day.
If you have an emergency please call or go to one of the following:
-Powers Pet Emergency Services
(719) 473 -0482 (open 24 hours, located on Powers and Stetson Hills Blvd)
-Animal ER Care
(719) 260-7141 (open 24 hours, located by Trader Joe's on N Nevada)
-Uintah Pet Emergency
(719) 633-3214 (Mon to Sun 12pm to 12 am, located by Uintah & 17th ST)
-Animal ER Care Central
(719) 755-0558 (open daily 8am-6pm, located on Rebecca Lane near Academy and N Carefree)

Happy Memorial Day from everyone at Bijou Animal Hospital!

We get SO many requests for calming medication for animals around the 4th. Please consider an alternative way of celebra...
05/24/2023

We get SO many requests for calming medication for animals around the 4th. Please consider an alternative way of celebrating.

05/14/2023
05/10/2023

It has been with a great deal of prayer, thoughtful discussion with our staff, and hours of planning that we made the difficult decision to run our hospital Monday through Friday and no longer be open on Saturdays starting July 1st.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly. We know that it has been a convenience to our customers to have Saturday appointments. For some, your work schedules are so tight that Saturdays have been important in order to get your pets seen. However, changes became a necessity. There have been many challenges since Covid, and I think most of us agree that things are never going back to normal. One of the challenges has been staffing shortages and inflation that has made it difficult to keep our prices down.
We have known for a long time that Saturdays are not an efficient use of our staff. The number of people we need here to support one doctor seeing appointments is simply not justified when we are working short-staffed during the week when we have the greatest number of doctors on duty. Closing Saturdays will allow us to bring that staff back in during the week, operate more efficiently, and keep costs down for everyone.
For those of you who have depended on Saturdays, we haven’t forgotten you. If you cannot work out your schedule to bring in your pet Monday through Friday, talk to our reception staff about options when you call. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.

Happy 18th Birthday to our beautiful Ameera! She is the best clinic kitty and we all love her so much!
05/05/2023

Happy 18th Birthday to our beautiful Ameera! She is the best clinic kitty and we all love her so much!

Posted at home depot. Great info as it gets warmer and we are getting ready to enjoy spring and plant!
05/02/2023

Posted at home depot. Great info as it gets warmer and we are getting ready to enjoy spring and plant!

Thank you for voting us for GOLD for the Best of the Springs!!! We appreciate and love all of you. You make us GOLD. Tha...
04/21/2023

Thank you for voting us for GOLD for the Best of the Springs!!! We appreciate and love all of you. You make us GOLD. Thank you!!

Have a beautiful and blessed Easter today.
04/09/2023

Have a beautiful and blessed Easter today.

Miles is one of Bijou's please like Miles picture and vote!!!💙💙
03/22/2023

Miles is one of Bijou's please like Miles picture and vote!!!💙💙

Vote for Donut! Donut is one of ours at Bijou!! Vote before 5 tonight!!! Let's go Donut!!!
03/16/2023

Vote for Donut! Donut is one of ours at Bijou!! Vote before 5 tonight!!! Let's go Donut!!!

Miles is a Airport CSPD dog that we see at Bijou..Vote for Miles!!! He's one of our babies and is such a sweet and happy...
03/14/2023

Miles is a Airport CSPD dog that we see at Bijou..Vote for Miles!!! He's one of our babies and is such a sweet and happy boy!!

OK guys Donut is one of ours at Bijou too! Vote for Donut!! Pongo didn't make it but let's get Donut there!!! Vote under...
03/07/2023

OK guys Donut is one of ours at Bijou too! Vote for Donut!! Pongo didn't make it but let's get Donut there!!! Vote under Donuts picture to vote for Donut! Voting ends tonight. I think by 5!

OH NO PONGO IS LOOSING..GO TO VOTE. MAKE SURE YOUR LIKE IS UNDER PONGO'S PICTURE!!Go to CSPD's page and vote for K9 Pong...
03/06/2023

OH NO PONGO IS LOOSING..GO TO VOTE. MAKE SURE YOUR LIKE IS UNDER PONGO'S PICTURE!!

Go to CSPD's page and vote for K9 Pongo! He is one of ours that we see and he is so sweet and such a great boy!! Newcomer...so he's the under dog.. Let's boost his votes!!

February was national spay and neuter month(according to us that's every month)..we had a contest for the funniest spay ...
03/06/2023

February was national spay and neuter month(according to us that's every month)..we had a contest for the funniest spay and neuter joke and Joanna won. Her joke you ask?

What day can you not spay and neuter on?
Huuummmppp Daaayyy!
Joanna won some cute kitty hand towels that look like her cats Jack and Jill.

For all of our anti-love day family!🤣🤣😘
02/14/2023

For all of our anti-love day family!🤣🤣😘

Happy Valentines Day to all of you from all of Bijou!
02/14/2023

Happy Valentines Day to all of you from all of Bijou!

Hi everyone! This is Mowgli. He is staying with us until Evergreen Animal Protection League can find him a foster. He is...
01/20/2023

Hi everyone! This is Mowgli. He is staying with us until Evergreen Animal Protection League can find him a foster. He is heartworm positive and will be going through heartworm treatment. He can not be neutered until that is done. He needs a foster home that is calm and quiet while undergoing treatment. He also needs a foster home with no cats. He likes to chase them. If you can be his wonderful amazing foster or you know a wonderful amazing foster please reach out to [email protected]. Mowgli needs you!

We got a visit from a Chupacabre...noooo it's just Oakley...Donna Roe brought her in to see us. Do you know her breed??
01/14/2023

We got a visit from a Chupacabre...noooo it's just Oakley...Donna Roe brought her in to see us. Do you know her breed??

An amazing client, who is also amazing at doing mosaic portraits, made this beautiful picture of our clinic cat Ameera. ...
01/13/2023

An amazing client, who is also amazing at doing mosaic portraits, made this beautiful picture of our clinic cat Ameera. Thank you Jen West. It will be cherished for forever!

Its that time of year to vote for The Best Of The Springs!! Please vote for us for GOLD again! We would LOVE all of our ...
01/10/2023

Its that time of year to vote for The Best Of The Springs!! Please vote for us for GOLD again! We would LOVE all of our awesome clients support. Its one vote per email. Vote at thebestofthesprings.com. Click VOTE NOW. Go to Service and Professionals. You will find us under Veterinarian/Animal Hospital.
Thank you all for being so amazing!!

We Will Be Closed on January 1st and January 2nd for the New Years Holiday.If you have an emergency please call or go to...
12/30/2022

We Will Be Closed on January 1st and January 2nd for the New Years Holiday.
If you have an emergency please call or go to one of the following:
-Powers Pet Emergency Services
(719) 473 -0482 (open 24 hours, located on Powers and Stetson Hills Blvd)
-Animal ER Care
(719) 260-7141 (open 24 hours, located by Trader Joe's on N Nevada)
-Uintah Pet Emergency
(719) 633-3214 (Mon to Sun 12pm to 12 am, located by Uintah & 17th ST)
-Animal ER Care Central
(719) 755-0558 (open daily 8am-6pm, located on Rebecca Lane near Academy and N Carefree)

Have a SAFE and a very Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays to each and everyone of you from all of us at Bijou Animal Hospital! We wish all of you and your amazing ...
12/25/2022

Happy Holidays to each and everyone of you from all of us at Bijou Animal Hospital! We wish all of you and your amazing fur babies the best. 💙

12/23/2022

Dr. Bausch here. As the holidays are upon us and the year draws to a close, I just want to take the opportunity to thank our staff and our customers. We are so blessed to have some of the very best staff in the business working for us. Every day, they are bringing it to take the very best care of our customers and their fur babies. We love our jobs and make sure it shows. Thank you to our customers for your trust in us to provide that loving care to your 4-pawed kids. It is a privilege to do what we do. Merry Christmas! Everyone stay warm out there!

We have amazing pet odor candles. They are a parasoy blend and burn beautifully. The scent lasts from start to finish an...
12/09/2022

We have amazing pet odor candles. They are a parasoy blend and burn beautifully. The scent lasts from start to finish and our enzyme formulated candles dont just cover the smell they remove it. We have amazing Christmas scents including Evergreen and Berries, Pumpkin Spice, Deck the Paws, Mulberry Spice and Peppermint Bark. New scents just in are Blueberry Cobbler, Pawpaya Pie, and Berry Cherry. Each candle is 11.00 dollars plus tax. If you have animals, kids, or husbands you need these candles! They also make GREAT Christmas gifts!

Just a FYI for holiday planning for medication and food pick ups!!We Will Be Closed on December 24th through the 26th, 2...
12/07/2022

Just a FYI for holiday planning for medication and food pick ups!!
We Will Be Closed on December 24th through the 26th, 2022 for Christmas Eve and the Christmas Holiday.
If you have an emergency please call or go to one of the following:
-Powers Pet Emergency Services
(719) 473 -0482 (open 24 hours, located on Powers and Stetson Hills Blvd)
-Animal ER Care
(719) 260-7141 (open 24 hours, located by Trader Joe's on N Nevada)
-Uintah Pet Emergency
(719) 633-3214 (Mon to Sun 12pm to 12 am, located by Uintah & 17th ST)
-Animal ER Care Central
(719) 755-0558 (open daily 8am-6pm, located on Rebecca Lane near Academy and N Carefree)

Merry Christmas from everyone at Bijou Animal Hospital!

We will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, 2022!Bijou Animal Hospital will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, to a...
11/21/2022

We will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, 2022!
Bijou Animal Hospital will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, to allow staff to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 25th.
If you have an emergency please call or go to one of the following:
-Powers Pet Emergency Services-(719) 473 -0482 (open 24 hours, located on Powers and Stetson Hills Blvd)
-Animal ER Care-(719) 260-7141 (open 24 hours, located by Trader Joe's on N Nevada)
-Uintah Pet Emergency-(719) 633-3214 (Mon to Sun 12pm to 12 am, located by Uintah & 17th ST)
Please plan to pick up any medication or prescription food if needed before then.
Please have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Day, from ALL of us at Bijou Animal Hospital!

Our hearts are broken with the tragic loss of lives this weekend at Club Q. We pray for the victims, friends, families a...
11/21/2022

Our hearts are broken with the tragic loss of lives this weekend at Club Q. We pray for the victims, friends, families and the community. 💔

Your dog called us and said you need to come by TODAY and pick up Peanut Butter Pumpkin dog cookies or they will have to...
11/07/2022

Your dog called us and said you need to come by TODAY and pick up Peanut Butter Pumpkin dog cookies or they will have to resort to eating your shoes or p**p......I dunno..that's just what they said.

Costume fun at work today!
10/31/2022

Costume fun at work today!

The loss of a pet is a blow to the heart, but it opens a place for the next fur baby who needs us - and we need them too...
03/28/2022

The loss of a pet is a blow to the heart, but it opens a place for the next fur baby who needs us - and we need them too!

Mask policy updateWe have always followed CDC recommendations and with the current COVID cases at a low in El Paso Count...
03/14/2022

Mask policy update
We have always followed CDC recommendations and with the current COVID cases at a low in El Paso County we have decided to alter our mask policy.
If you are fully vaccinated it is optional to you to wear a mask. We do ask that if you are not fully vaccinated that you please still wear a mask and if you are sick at all that you please reschedule your appointment. It is important to still protect each other and use courtesy while doing so. We are here to treat your fur baby and not argue politics or policy. As always, we will continue to monitor CDC recommendations as well as the current cases in El Paso County. Thank you to all of you that have been so kind and respectful during these times. We appreciate you.

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123 Swope Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
80909

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6pm
Friday 7:30am - 6pm

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(719) 471-4457

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We have been honored by our customers for three straight years in a row winning Gold in the Best of Springs awards. Come see for yourself. You and your pet will be treated like family from the minute you come through the door to the time you leave. Our reception staff will welcome you warmly, our doctors provide top notch medical and surgical care, and our nurses and support staff are second to none. Thank you to all our customers who voted. We are humbled your continued support!

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Apollo and myself would like to thank you guys for being so wonderful to us and our family. You guys are wonderful at handling our check ups. To our losses in the family. Apollo enjoyed showing off his tricks and charming the staff at Bijou Animal Hospital. While he waited to get his booster shots. Thank you guys for all the hard work you do and being apart of our family. Keep up the great work.
I want to thank everyone for taking the time to send me a sympathy card for the passing of Shaman, that was very sweet. You folks always did right by him......He went through some rough times but always came out well. I have got to say that making the decision to end his suffering was thee most difficult decision I have ever made. For you that knew Shaman, you know he was a very special dog. His love for stuffed animals may have cost you your favorite teddy bear when he came to visit. He was my side kick for 16 years and I will miss him desperately. He was very unique in his scent talents and such a well behaved dog, In the 16 years that he was with me I not once had to look for him, he stuck to my side and never wandered off. I buried part of myself with him. Dr. Hutchison of "Home With Dignity" made things go very softly for Shaman, and that was very important to me. His end of road was pretty rough, his pain has ended, mine has just begun.....Thanks to all the staff at Bijou Animal Hospital !
For everyone at Bijou Animal Hospital.
Thank you for breaking your own hearts over and over and helping me say goodbye to my babies in such meaningful and compassionate ways. I see you and I am grateful!
Not sure who wrote it from here...

How your vet sees euthanasia.....

So, you bring me this puppy - she kisses my face, devours the cookies I offer, and our friendship starts.

Several visits later, he starts to learn where all the cookie jars are in the clinic, and that lady in the white coat, well she’s okay....

Fast forward many visits later, now I am in love with your dog and your whole family because, well, you are just really really good people and I have not only watched that pup turn into a really sweet family member, but I got to watch the kids grow every year and be a very small part of your journey.

Remember that time she ate your teenage daughter’s thong underwear? 😝😝😝 yeah we all had a good laugh over that once surgery was done and she was recovered. Your daughter probably never forgave me for bagging that up and showing the whole fam-jam when they came to pick her up from the clinic.

So many adventures, so little time.....

And here we are, fifteen or so odd years later, having to say goodbye.

He’s got heart disease and I can’t fix it anymore. She’s got cancer and there is no cure. He has arthritis and the meds just aren’t working. I want her to live forever for you. I want that so badly it hurts. I feel like I have failed him and you when I have run out of options to keep them, and you, comfortable and happy.

So now it’s time, and I am supposed to be professional. Objective. I am the doctor. Calm. Cool. Collected. Always under control.

F~*k that.

I have known you and her for a third of my life, and most of my professional career.

But I keep it together. My superhuman amazing technicians have put the catheter in. My support staff from reception to assistants have done all the paperwork. Trust me they may not show it but their hearts are breaking for you. They have been there. They know. And they know you and care about you too.

And I have the needle in the pocket of my white coat. The same pocket that was always full of treats for him. I take a deep yoga breath and come into the room. Gotta stay strong now.......

She’s giving me that sweet look she always does, the one that is followed by puppy kisses and a glance at the cookie jar. But she is too weak now. She is ready. You are not. I am not. But this s**t has to happen because we love her too much to let her suffer.

She would keep going as long as we asked her too. But we can’t ask her to anymore. It’s not fair to her. I wish our human hearts could be so giving all the time. I wish I could be the person my dog thinks I am. I wish I wish i wish I could find a way for them to live forever. But I don’t have those magical powers. I am just a vet.

So we kiss him back, not much left of his body that still works, but that old tail wags, just enough that I lose my s**t on the inside but I try not to cry. Gotta stay strong.

Her body relaxes, she is in your arms and your are sobbing. Another family has lost one of its most cherished members. I put my stethoscope to her heart to make sure it has stopped but she is held so tight to your chest that maybe that is your heart I hear pounding or maybe it’s mine and all the blood rushing through my ears as I try so so so hard not to turn into a blubbering mess.

Confirmed, he has passed. You lay him gently on the table and we hug tightly as you go to leave.

The door closes behind you and I don’t know if you hear this, but I sob hysterically into your pets ear. She is gone, he will be missed, and you have to face what I know will be one of the hardest parts of today.

Entering that house and they are not there to greet you.

Please know that I know how you feel. As you leave the clinic I just wish with every fibre of my being that you never had to face that. I wish they could live forever.

And please know, I am so grateful that I was a small part of your journey.

Love always, Your vet.
My apprentice Brooklyn helping me make your masks - she demanded a raise!
Tigerlily says thank you to everyone at Bijou Animal Hospital for taking care of me this week while hospitalized for the last few days! I'm cuddling with my human and enjoying being back at home. My cat brothers and sister don't recognize me because I smell different, but hopefully soon they will know it's just me. I'm recovering from my sickness, but I am doing a lot better already. You guys were very busy but everyone had a great attitude, and the best part, they had time for taking care of me since I was feeling really sick!
Thank you so much for taking such great care of Lola with her CCL surgery today. And thank you Åsa J Wannstedt for the recommendation! We are so grateful to you all.
Keep your pup safe on hikes - 6 ft. apart, no socializing, no mask needed.
Thanks to Dr. Busby for taking such good care of Bella. For however long we have left with her, this is the pure sweetness we get to experience on a daily basis.
Thank you to Dr. Bausch for being Theo's doctor for many years and Dr. Curtis for coming in over the last 3 months. And then for Dr. Colvin last Friday to help us say goodbye.

The staff loved on Theo every time we visited and even more before our goodbye. We love you Theo. Go run with Josie and play ball forever!💙
Lymphangiectasia is a terrible disease!!
Thank you all for your support. You have all been great. Please share or Please Please Donate Today!!!!

We just lost my mother to a horrible battle with cancer. Now this.. Its seriously feels like a never ending cycle of death, I just need to know im not in this alone. The vet bills are killing us.

I know the story is not perfect . It was the very next day I wrote this after the accident, Please no rude comments.

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If you have questions please ask. Ill answer all of them. Just no rude comments as it is a personal matter