Around 200 people showed up to Crossroads Animal Hospital for its “Stars, Stripes and Tails” Grand Opening Party last Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Despite heat exceeding 100 degrees, parents, children, vendors, and the clinical staff at Windsor’s newest veterinary hospital participated energetically and cheerfully in the event’s many activities.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Vintage-meets-modern rockabilly-swing band Last Call Romance played with an enthusiasm and energy level that would do justice to a much larger venue
  • Face painting artist Krista with Face Magic worked unhaltingly for the duration of the event, delighting children with an unusual level of artistic flair and intricacy
  •  Fork Yeah food truck was able to fill in on short notice, keeping hunger at bay with burgers, hot dogs, and other summer staples
  • A bounce castle kept children entertained in-between other activities
  • Kids learned about responsible pet ownership by participating in a “Teddy Bear Clinic” where they were also introduced to basic veterinary diagnostics and treatments
  • Dozens of children and adults were treated to tours of the veterinary hospital. These informal, small-group tours incorporated an indoor “scavenger hunt” for children and allowed curious visitors to gain firsthand insights into veterinary diagnostics, surgical procedures, the lives of veterinary professionals, and everyday pet care.

Clinic founder Dr. Allison Brekke and her medical and support staff conveyed a dedication and enthusiasm for their work, answering questions, entertaining children, and facilitating the above activities.

“This was such an important milestone for Crossroads Animal Hospital” said Dr. Brekke. “We are so grateful to the Northern Colorado community for braving the heat and joining us to celebrate our grand opening event. My team and I cannot wait to serve Windsor and the surrounding communities for many years to come.”

Dr. Brekke loves pets for their individuality and recognizes that active hunting dogs have very different needs than lazy house cats. She explains that “Regardless of your pet’s personality and lifestyle, we are here to put the work in for you, provide clear evidence-based guidance, and create a simplified care plan tailored just for you and your pet.”

For more information about Crossroads Animal Hospital’s services including urgent & same-day care, specialized care, and comprehensive Whole Health Plans, visit www.crvet.org.