At  Red Rocks Animal Center, we provide emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular hours. 

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Red Rocks Animal Center

OPEN: 

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: (303) 987-2026

Emergency Animal Hospital

Is your pet displaying any behaviors or symptoms that you are concerned about? Contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency animal hospital locations below.

Our reliable and compassionate team at Red Rocks Animal Center offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: (303) 424-3325


Animal Urgent Care

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: (303) 420-7387


Animal Critical Care & Emergency Services

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: (303) 239-1200


Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you have a veterinary emergency, please follow these steps:

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Lakewood veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Pet Emergency FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions we've received from pet owners about bringing a pet in for an emergency appointment at Red Rocks Animal Center

  • Do I need to call an emergency animal hospital ahead?

    At Red Rocks Animal Center, our vets provide emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. While it's always best to contact us in advance if possible, we understand that in emergency situations this isn't always practical. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency location listed above. 

  • When is your veterinary clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Saturday: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Lakewood animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Red Rocks Animal Center we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs, but will see other small animals, such as birds and rodents, in serious situations. 

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