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Welcome to Bouton Veterinary Hospital

Located in Littleton, a suburb southwest of Denver, the veterinarians and support staff at Bouton Veterinary Hospital are committed to your pet's health and excel in the science of veterinary medicine and individualized patient care.  Founded in 1940 by Dr. Bouton, it was owned and operated for many years by Dr. Charles Skow and his wife Dr. Deborah Caldwell.  In 2010 they turned the practice over to Dr. Lara Houston, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Houston worked closely with Dr. Caldwell for many years before acquiring the practice and takes pride in maintaining the high ideals set by the veterinarians before her. 

We are proud to provide superior medical, surgical and dental veterinary care as one stop for your pet’s health and well being. Our facility is equipped with a readied surgical suite, in house pharmacy, laboratory and a digital x-ray machine. We also have a working relationship with various veterinary specialists in the Denver area and are happy to utilize their expertise when the need arises.  

Bouton Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care and compassion for all cats and dogs. We take pride in our friendly, informative and personalized approach to veterinary medicine.  

Your Pets . . . Our Family!

(303) 979-4091


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Memorial Day - May 27

Fourth of July - July 4

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Thanksgiving - November 28 & 29

Christmas - December 24 & 25

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  • Dr. Lara Houston

    Dr. Houston grew up in Pennsylvania and is a 2000 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  She has practiced in Florida, Pennsylvania, Delaware and here in Colorado for the past 6 years.  Dr. Houston was married in 2007.  She and her husband welcomed their first son, William, on Thanksgiving 2008. 

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  • Dr. Kristal Miles

    Dr. Miles grew up in California. She moved to Massachusetts to attend Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2010. She completed a small animal internship in California before moving back to Massachusetts. While in Massachusetts, Dr. Miles became certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She completed her certifications for veterinary acupuncture, food therapy, and veterinary rehabilitation. She moved to Colorado in 2019. Dr. Miles shares her home with two pugs, Milo and Egor, and a hyperactive French bulldog, Ella. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her dogs.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • ""I’ve been with your clinic for 22 years so I’m a long long time customer. I’m a kitten breeder and bring all my stock and their kittens to Bouton for all their care. Everyone at you clinic (from front desk, to the assistants and all the way up to the top DR’s and Surgeons) you all are the very best! I’ve NEVER had a bad or even somewhat unpleasant experience with your clinic in all those 22 years. But I wanted to give a special shout out to Dr. Houston. I don’t know all the Dr’s like I know Dr. Houston so this is not to slight all the other great staff you have but Dr. Houston is sooooo IMPRESSIVE! Her knowledge, her demeanor, her honesty. She’s ALWAYS At the top of her game, if she’s not certain of something she says so, researches it IN DEPTH and actually REMEMBERS to get back to me!!! You just don’t see this kind of dedication in people today. So THANK YOU Dr. Houston especially and thank you to your great staff for 22 years of fantastic service at Bouton."
    Susan G.
  • "I can't say enough about BVH. DR. Houston and everyone else does such a stand out job. They have cared for so many of our rescue pups and they will going forward. I had to bring our Chihuahua Jake in today and they were so sweet and caring. He got meds and proper care. He's now resting comfortably. We've been at Bouton for almost 10 years and won't go anywhere else."
    Casey H.
  • "We recently switched to Bouton and have been seeing Dr. Houston. I wish we had switched a long time ago! Dr. Houston has spent a couple appointments with us now and I can say that out Kanga dog is so much happier than she's been in awhile. Our cat also made a visit to Bouton last week! I am so glad we found such caring people to treat our pets. Also, shout out to Judy at the desk for being so helpful and patient with me! Thank you all!!"
    Kayleen B.