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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 303-366-2639. We are located at 9770 East Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80247.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.

All emergencies are prioritized based on the severity of your pet’s condition. Patients will be seen by a veterinarian in order of priority. There may be delays for priority II and III patients. We know you are worried about your pet. We understand because we are pet owners too. Thank you for understanding our priority process. 

To understand your priority level, click here.


Priority #1 – Life saving measure to be applied immediately:

Poisoning Bloat (GDV)  Snake Bite Envenomation 
 Allergic Reactions  Actively Seizuring  Choking
 Collapse  Major Trauma (vehicular, animal attack)  Excessive Bleeding
 Heat Stroke  Penetrating Bite Wounds Around  Difficulty Breathing
 Hypothermia  Neck or Chest  Unable to Urinate

 

Priority #2 – Wait times may apply: 

Frequent Vomiting  Closed Fractures Can Urinate But With Straining 
 Bloody Diarrhea  Blood in Urine  
 Paralysis  Birthing Difficulties  

 

Priority #3 – Not life threatening (wait times may be prolonged):

Abscess Sneezing/Nasal Discharge  Skin Conditions 
 Foxtail  Stable Chronic Disease  Sore Ears/Eyes
 Minor Wood/Lacerations  Limping  

Please advise our front desk team if your pet’s condition changes.

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