Emergency Veterinarian

If your pet is experiencing any of the following problems, you should seek urgent care:

  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Stumbling/Moving Strangely
  • Vomiting (Please Bring in a Sample), Especially After Ingesting a Possibly Toxic Substance
  • Severe Diarrhea (Please Bring in a Sample)
  • Problems Breathing; in Cats, Open Mouth Breathing
  • Straining to Urinate or Defecate
  • Losing Large Amounts of Blood

Who to call after hours

We see most patients by appointment during our regular business hours. Please call us if you need our services urgently. We will do our best to work your pet into our schedule.

After normal business hours, please call one of the following recommended emergency facilities:

Animal Urgent Care of Arvada
303-420-PETS (7387)
7851 Indiana Street in Arvada

Alpenglow Animal Critical Care & Emergency
303-443-4569
3640 Walnut Street in Boulder

Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado
303-874-PETS (7387)
3550 South Jason Street in Englewood

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
303-424-3325
10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Care Animal Hospital

(720) 443-5962

8044 Kipling Street Arvada, CO 80005

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What if my pet eats something toxic after hours?

Don't wait - get help for your pet right away if you think they may have eaten something dangerous!

Poison Help Hotline
1-800-222-1222

This is a free regional poison control center for humans that can often provide information that is helpful for animal poisonings, too.

ASPCA Poison Control Center
1-888-426-4435

There is a fee for this animal-specific service.

Build a First Aid Kit

We STRONGLY advise having a first aid kit for pets ready at home!

What should you include?

  • Clean, Heavy Towels or Thick Blankets
  • Gauze Rolls or Pads
  • Adhesive Medical Tape
  • Absorbent Cotton Balls and Swabs
  • Scissors with Rounded Tips
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Tweezers
  • Rectal Thermometer
  • Styptic Powder
  • Eyewash
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Pet Nail Clippers