Green Building & Operations

Green Building & Operations

Bike racks at green animal hospitalAspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists is a LEED-certified (Leadership in Environmental & Energy Design) facility. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.” (


As pioneers in green building and operations, our facility frequently receives requests to consult or speak with other veterinarians. Surgical specialist and practice owner Matthew Rooney, DVM lectures nationally on the green building of veterinary hospitals and green hospital operations. In March of 2010, he presented at the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) National Conference in Long Beach, California. To access AAHA’s direct page regarding Dr. Rooney and his presentations, Click Here. The presentation is located below for convenience.





Dr. Rooney and the Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists are also being featured as part of dvm360’s new iPad app. Now you can access tips for maximizing your facility’s green potential with the touch of a finger. Click here to see a preview of Dr. Rooney’s article from Veterinary Economics in iPad format, or click here to download the app for your iPad today.

Dr. Rooney is available for consultation at your clinic if you have interest in altering your hospital structure or operations to become more eco-friendly. Please email or call 303.678.8844 for more information.