Welcome to Boyd Lake Veterinary Center

Your Veterinarian in Loveland, CO

Veterinary Care ~ Doggie Daycare ~ Boarding ~ Grooming ~ Food ~ Retail

Call us at 970-593-1717

Email [email protected], Fax 970-593-1737

Your One Stop Shop!

Welcome to our website. Thank you so much for your interest. We are proud to be serving the needs of pets and their owners in northern Colorado. We worked very hard to design a first-rate, comfortable and modern facility. Our focus is to offer high quality veterinary, boarding, dog day care, and grooming services while providing our clients and patients with outstanding customer service.      We truly believe it is the premier veterinary center in northern Colorado. We hope you agree.

If you live in Loveland or the surrounding area in Colorado, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian.  Dr. Patrick Doherty, Dr. Carrie Tyszko, and Dr. Katie Smith are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of dogs, cats and small mammals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

You can have your dog(s) come for the day or stay for overnight boarding. We are happy to have Pro Green professional grade artificial turf in our yard. The dogs love it!

Boyd Lake Veterinary Center is a full service animal hospital and will take emergency cases during business hours as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Patrick Doherty, Dr. Carrie Tyszko, and Dr. Katie Smith are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own  veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 970-593-1717 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Loveland veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Loveland pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

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At Boyd Lake Veterinary Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Patrick Doherty, Dr. Carrie Tyszko and Dr. Katie Smith 
 Boyd Lake Veterinary Center | 970-593-1717  | [email protected] |

3850 E 15th St.
Loveland, CO 80538

Meet The Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Carrie Tyszko

    Dr. Carrie Tyszko was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. It was there she attended undergraduate college, and then met her to-be-husband, Mariusz (Mush). The two of them moved to Colorado in 2002 to pursue her post-graduate degrees. Dr. Tyszko earned her M.S. and DVM degrees at Colorado State University. She joined BLVC in 2006 immediately following graduation.

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  • Dr.
    Patrick Doherty

    Dr. Doherty was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Loveland in 1971. He attended Monroe Elementary, Conrad Ball Junior High School (now Middle School), and Loveland High School, graduating in 1982. After working on his b.s. degree his entire life, he attended Colorado State University and received his B.S. degree in Animal Science in 1987. He was accepted into the CSU veterinary program and earned his DVM in 1991. After graduation he worked at a busy smallanimal veterinary hospital in Aurora, CO for 11 years before constructing the building and starting the Boyd Lake Veterinary Center practice in 2002. He, his wife, and two daughters couldn’t imagine living anywhere besides Loveland. They have a miniature Australian shepherd named Gillis. Dr. Doherty enjoys music and concerts, water skiing, snow skiing, camping, home improvement, photography, and entertaining friends and family.

  • Dr.
    Kay Gunckel

    Dr. Kay Gunckel graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1991. She has two children, J.J. and Ashley, along with their dogs, cats, mule and horses, all make up her loving family. On her time off, she enjoys hiking, camping, showing dogs and judging and competing in competitive trail-riding.

    Dr. Gunckel is devoted to a friendly, compassionate bedside manner. She has a strong following of dedicated clients and patients. She is currently focused on helping dogs and cats and specializes in small animal surgery. From routine spay/neuters to more advanced caesarean sections, abdominal surgery, bladder surgery, etc. Although not her current focus, in the past, equine medicine has been one of her areas of expertise.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Doherty was very helpful with the skin issues George was having. He was patient when George kept trying to hide, and he taught me how to get him to eat a pill. He took all of my concerns seriously and took detailed notes for their records on George."
    Kayla Silvasy
  • "So happy with the kennel here...they know my dog personally and always provide me with updates on his behavior :)"
    Sabrina Nowling
  • "They were so kind and engaged with my dog when we came in, to take a tour. They let us wander around and take our time just getting a feel for the place. There was no pressure to schedule an appointment. They wanted us to truly feel comfortable there"
    Carolyn Rasmus
  • "Every time I walk in, the receptionist is happy to see my dog and me,
    Dixie. They don't even have to ask for our names which makes me feel like I
    am leaving my dog in great hands. This past visit, I was stressing over a
    big business trip and was running late, and they were willing to stay open a couple of minutes to help me out. I moved further away from Boyd Lake Vet Center several months ago but will continue to drive out of my way because of the high quality of care and customer service they provide!"
    Gus Sanchez
  • "Thanks so much to the staff (and groomers) for taking such good care of my cat, Norman during his visit. There are very few groomers who will even accept cats, but Norman was welcomed with open arms. And his fur was so soft and silky after. We will be back!"
    Amy S.
  • "Love this facility and the staff! They are friendly, professional and treat my little dog with love and kindness. I have used boarding services, grooming and of course the vet services there for four years . Dr Carrie is great and I know my fur baby is getting the very best care. If you are looking for quality care for your animals definitely give them a try 😃"
    Becky T.
  • "Dr. Carrie was extremely helpful, thorough, and determined to help when I brought my beagle in for an emergency appointment. The team got me in right away, and helped my beagle for an hour and a half without interruption or delay. I was so thankful for their help during the stressful time of a pet's illness. I recommend their team to anyone who views their animals like a true member of the family."
    Laura D.

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