VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital

531 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104

Hospital Phone Number 303-688-2480
  • Open

  • Mon-Sun:

    Open 24 hours

Other Hospital Hours

Appointments are available Monday - Tuesday and Friday - Saturday 8am-6pm, and Wednesday - Thursday 8am - 8pm. Walk-Ins are welcome and Emergency Care is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Free First Exam

Experience exceptional pet health care.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Welcome to VCA Douglas County Animal hospital. Our dedicated and compassionate staff are committed to offering comprehensive health care for your special family member. Our team of general practice doctors will help guide you through preventive care. This is the process of everything you need to know to provide your pet with the best care possible through all stages of life from nutrition, to vaccinations, to weight management, and everything in between. Should the time come that you need to consider more advanced services in critical care or surgery, our caring doctors are here to help with advanced medicine. Because we recognize and share that special bond between people and pets, we see walk-ins, same day appointments, and should an emergency arise, we are here 24/7 so you never have to worry.

Emergency

Call or bring your pet immediately to us.

Free First Exam

Sign up for a free pet health exam. The team looks forward to meeting you soon.

Wellness Plans for Your Pet

Preventive nose-to-tail care.

Animals Seen

Cats; Dogs; Small Mammals including Birds, Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Hedge Hogs, Gerbils, Hamsters, Mice, Rats and Rabbits; Reptiles; Amphibians

Request an Appointment

To schedule your pet’s visit with our hospital, select Request an Appointment below. In the event of a pet medical crisis, no appointment is needed. Simply select Emergency below to view emergency information.

Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

An exceptional pet healthcare experience.

Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to our mission, the DCAH team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet...

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Our Veterinary Services

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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Know Your Pet

Tube Feeding - Esophagostomy Tubes in Cats

An esophagostomy tube is a small rubber tube that enters the esophagus through a surgical incision on the side of the neck. This allows food you to place food directly into the esophagus so that it can flow down into the stomach. The feeding tube is not placed directly into the stomach.

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Nutrition - Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements of the cat have developed through the process of biological evolution.

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Gastrostomy Tube Feeding in Cats

A gastrostomy tube is a small rubber tube that passes directly into the stomach through the skin and body wall of the cat's abdomen. It permits you to deliver food and water directly into the stomach.

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Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Aggression is defined as threats or harmful actions directed toward another individual and can include threat displays, lunging, growling, snarling, snapping and biting. In animals, aggressive behaviors are a means of communication.

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Behavior Management Products for Dogs

Behavior Management Products for Dogs

There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to help prevent undesirable behavior in dogs. Leashes, harnesses, and head halters are needed to keep pets under control, especially when outdoors.

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Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Counterconditioning and desensitization are powerful ways to change behavior. They are usually used in combination. Desensitization provides a means of safely exposing the pet to the stimulus at a level at or below which fear is likely to be exhibited.

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Flying with your Cat

Flying with your Cat

Successful flight with a cat begins long before the day of travel. It requires planning and preparation in order to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both you and your cat.

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Breeding and Queening Cats

Breeding cats and raising kittens can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may result in frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success and make the experience more enjoyable and safe.

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Brushing Teeth in Cats

Brushing Teeth in Cats

Teaching your cat to accept the brushing of its teeth will take some training, but will be relatively easy once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial and will help to establish a routine for your pet.

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