A visit to the hospital isn’t fun for anyone, including our furry friends. Mile High Animal Hospital of Aurora has designed a medical facility with the comfort, safety and security of pets in mind. The hospital opened for business in 2002, but needed more space. So in 2012, Dr. Ilan Waskow opened a brand-new facility on Arapahoe Road featuring waiting areas with isolation bays to reduce stress by isolating pets from others, a feline-only exam room and hospitalization ward, special flooring to provide better traction and secure footing, a covered and secure outdoor area for puppy parties and training classes, and a quiet, home-like euthanasia room with private exit for bereaved pet parents. The facility’s 17 employees are certified in low-stress, low- restraint handling of the pets who need care, and this one of the few places in the country where you’ll find a Certified Vet Practice Manager on staff. Beyond the high medical and ethical standards adopted by the clinic, Dr. Waskow also embraces environmental stewardship. His new facility was constructed with geothermal heating, solar tubes to provide natural light and energy-efficient LED lighting, and he is committed to a strong recycling program and a future installation of solar panels.