Our Emergency and Critical Care team is on site 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Our Emergency veterinarians and board certified Critical Care veterinarians are available 24/7/365. The patients in our ICU are never left unattended and you can rest assured that as your pet recovers, he or she will be cared for at all times. Our team is always available, day or night. We are open on holidays and weekends. If you have a question or a concern, please call or come in.
The team in our critical care departments work in conjunction with other specialists, and with both you and your regular veterinarian, to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our board certified emergency and critical care specialists have extensive training in a complete range of emergency and critical care services and are supported by a team of experienced emergency veterinarians and technicians.
- Emergency Medical Care
- Emergency Surgery Services
- Oxygen therapy: oxygen cages, nasal oxygen, and long-term ventilator therapy
- NOVA(R) blood gas analysis and pulse oximetry
- Blood component therapy: red blood cell, plasma, and cryoprecipitate provided by our Blood Donor Program
- Advanced pain control with continuous infusions, local and regional anesthesia.
- Anti-venom for snake bites
- Video endoscopy
What to do in an Emergency:
- Gather up any packaging or remains of anything that was eaten, or suspected as having been eaten! This step will help with diagnosis.*
- Come in! We’re located at 10140 W 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge
- Call us if you’re not sure: 303-424-3325
- ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: 888-426-4435
- Pet Poison Helpline: 800-213-6680
*Please don’t be shy, if it was marijuana, or any other embarrassing (or illicit) product, please be honest with our team about it, it will speed up diagnosis and treatment of your pet.
Instructions for what to do if you are concerned that your pet has eaten something he/she shouldn’t have
Pet-Specific First Aid Kit:
We recommend that you keep a pet-specific first aid kit in your car as a best practice, just as you would a human-first aid kit. Click the link for a printable PDF that you can keep in your kit for when you need to restock.