VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital

David Israel, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, Michigan State University


Dr. David Israel was born and raised in Long Island, New York, and received his B.A. in English at the University at Albany. After college he worked as a journalist for a Rhode Island newspaper while at the same time pursuing a career in music. A change in direction eventually led him to Michigan State University, where he completed his veterinary degree prior to moving to Denver to begin his year-long internship at VCA Alameda East. Dr. Israel's professional interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine and neurology.

Outside of work, Dr. Israel enjoys camping and hiking with his wife Heather, who is also a veterinarian, and their three mutts. They also live with four rescued cats and a lot of fur. In his spare time he also enjoys playing music, racquetball, stickball and hockey.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 303-366-2639. We are located at 9770 East Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80247.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.