About Us

After Dr. Scott Carpenter graduated veterinary school in 1987, he practiced in the Westminster area for approximately three years. He then decided to open his very own practice in July 1990, with his first client on July 3, 1990. When he first opened his doors, he had the support of his mother, Rosanne Carpenter. She wore many hats and was his assistant as well as his receptionist.

As the practice grew, Dr. Carpenter hired a certified veterinary technician, and Rosanne then became the receptionist solely. The practice continued to grow, and he was able to hire a full staff.

Dr. Carpenter started to have a discussion with Dr. Alexander Marshall, a doctor at Ralston Road Animal Hospital, about merging the two practices in 2000. They decided to combine both of the practices and to build a new state of the art facility.

In the spring of 2002, they moved into the new facility and became one large family known as Arvada West Veterinary Hospital. AWVH still continues to grow and offer state of the art equipment as well as practice the best medicine for your family member.

Cat Friendly Practice

We’re proud to be certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a hospital that has provided special facilities and trained our team to make a veterinary visit as stress-free as possible. We take cats and their owners directly to a special exam room only used for cats with a cat pheromone diffuser, cat toys, and special treats for cats available to help with stress.

At Arvada West Veterinary Hospital, we're not just a team, but a family who loves pets. We'd love to have you join our family so that we can keep your pets happy and living long and healthy lives.

Meet The Team

Our entire staff is committed to taking the absolute best care of your pet.


We work hard to make our patients happy! We appreciate your kind words!