Emergencies

24 Hour On-Call Consultation Available For Emergencies Only

Problems, Causes, and Actions


Breathing Difficulties/Labored Breathing:

Coupled with pale or bluish mucous membranes of the mouth and gums — may indicate heart failure, lung disease, or a major chemical imbalance.

Serious Bleeding:

Apply direct pressure to the wound and seek medical help immediately.

Major Trauma:

If your pet has fallen, been struck by a moving vehicle, or suffers multiple wounds from an unseen accident, see a veterinarian… even if your pet initially appears unharmed.

Head Tilt or Seizure:

Both of these symptoms may indicate a central nervous system problem that requires immediate attention.

Lacerations & Bite Wounds:

Wounds that penetrate the skin are contaminated and may become infected within several hours. Many wounds that seem minor on the surface often hide more extensive injuries to vital tissues below.

Loss of Consciousness:

Illness or injury can make your pet too weak to stand. Neurological problems can impair or prevent normal movement and further attempts at walking may result in even greater injury.

Poisoning:

When you know or suspect that your pet has ingested a poisonous substance, call your veterinarian or emergency facility immediately to receive emergency instructions and to assess the need for additional medical treatment.

During Office Hours:

Should an emergency occur, please contact us immediately so we can prepare for your arrival.

After Office Hours:

In an emergency after hours, you should take your pet directly to:

VRCC
3550 S Jason Street
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 874-7387

OR

Animal ER
221 West County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80129
(720) 283-9348

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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