Boulder's Natural Animal Hospital


685 S. Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305



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  • Irene Takahashi, DVM, CVA
  • Irene Takahashi, DVM, CVA
  • Irene Takahashi, DVM, CVA

Irene Takahashi, DVM, CVA

Irene Takahashi, DVM, CVA

I was born in Hawaii where I grew up until moving to Boulder, CO in 1973 to start my undergraduate studies at CU-Boulder. During my time at CU I spent the summers working for the US Forrest Service in Southern Colorado which eventually led to the opportunity to serve on a hotshot firefighting crew for two seasons. Definitely one of the more exciting experiences of my life!

At one point I had a chance to work for a veterinarian in Tacoma, Washington for a few months. It wasn’t long before I was inspired and hooked on veterinary medicine and caring for animals.

I graduated from the veterinary college at Colorado State University in 1987 and began my career as a DVM working at Alpine Hospital for Animals in Boulder. In 1994 I purchased Table Mesa Animal Clinic and practiced there, serving the people and pets of South Boulder and beyond, for 20 years.

In early 2014 I unexpectedly lost my lease to TMAC. However, I was fortunate to be able to relocate my practice to Boulder’s Natural Animal Hospital in May of 2014.

My favorite thing about being a veterinarian is going to work and feeling like I’ve helped maintain the health of an important family member. It brings me great joy to partner with a client and offer assistance to their furry family member through all stages of life.

Outside of the vet hospital my passion is with endurance cycling. Completing the Paris – Brest – Paris race, a 1200 kilometer, 90 hour bike ride, in 2011 was definitely the high point of my adventures. Recently I’ve added another endurance activity to my repertoire – endurance quilting!

Having lost our last of 9 cats and a dog in May of 2014 my husband, Eric, and I currently do not share our home with a furry friend. But you never know when that can change!

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  • "I have been with dr takahashi for years and followed her to this practice because she is so wonderful. This is the best most caring practice I have ever experienced. They treat every pet as if it were their own."
    Katherine C. - Google Review
  • "Very caring place... Our 13yr old cat had tooth extraction & cleaning. Dr. Liv Brockmann explained procedure very well & followed up after surgery, along with a follow up the next day from vet-tech. Office is in Boulder, we live in Brighton... Always worth the drive for our pets"
    Jerilyn E. - Google Review
  • "My young lab had a grown on his side, which Dr. Takahashi biopsied. It turned out to be a cancerous tumor. I am so thankful for Dr. Takahashi’s going the extra mile to not only diagnose the cancer. But for a successful surgery. I appreciate her professional, compassionate care for my little dog."
    Susan B. - Google Review
  • "I love Dr. Brockman and all the Docs at Boulder's Natural Animal. The care is unbelievable - following up after an appointments, returning phone calls, loving my animals as much as I do. Taking the time to explain what's going on with my animals. Thank you Dr. Brockman and Team - we love you. Alison, Cheli, Finnie & The Tig"
    Lesley K. - Google Review

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