VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

Our Story

As the first 24-hour emergency and specialty veterinary care facility in the area, our team remains dedicated to serving pets in a fear-free, professional, and welcoming setting.

Located in Highlands Ranch and servicing Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Castle Pines, Parker Castle Rock and beyond, our highly trained medical team provides professional and compassionate veterinary care day and night. We strive that every visit to our emergency and specialty medical/surgical care center is as friendly and easy for you as it should be for your beloved dog or cat (young and old).

We work in tandem with your primary care veterinarian to provide a comprehensive emergency and/or specialty medical and surgical plan. We connect with you for the best interest of you and your pet.

Your VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center…conveniently located by C-470

…Where we treat you and your pets like family.

Hometown Care at VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

For over 40 years, VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center has been dedicated to providing the Denver metro and Front Range with emergency and specialty veterinary care. Our exceptionally skilled doctors, board certified veterinary specialists and support staff use our unique training to serve as a compliment to your general practicing veterinarian. We are the preferred emergency, specialty and referral animal hospital for the community. As a fully accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) for nearly 40 years*, we stay at the forefront of veterinary medicine to help maintain that special bond you have with your beloved pet. Our emergency and specialist doctors focus their experience in Critical and Intensive Care, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgical and Dentistry Services to act as an extension of your pet’s regular veterinarian.

Your pet will have access to highly specialized veterinary medical equipment to help diagnose, treat and care to the highest level of expectation. Our Role in Providing World Class Specialty and Emergency Veterinary Care At VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center, we strive to provide to your pet all the knowledge, care and technical advances in medicine that you would expect from a human hospital. Since your dog or cat cannot speak to the veterinarian, we appreciate the importance in our doctors’ abilities to effectively recognize, diagnose and treat your pet.

We fully recognize the relationship you already have with your referring veterinarian and we value them as partners in your pet’s health. This allows the veterinarians and staff, here at Animal Hospital Specialty Center, to focus solely on their specialties to the benefit of your pet’s complete health.

To learn more about the fields of study of our specialist, please follow one of the links below. Following VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center sponsors continuing education (CE) and provides articles, videos or just some random musing and from our veterinary specialists and staff. To keep up with upcoming events make sure to follow us on all those social media outlets such as Google+, YouTube, Facebook, Yelp, and Twitter. We want to hear your stories about your pets too! (Do you have any programs available for social media content and posting?)


*Annual accreditation since 1978 makes VCA Highlands Ranch Specialty & Emergency Center the first and longest consecutive AAHA Certification in Colorado.

Accreditations & Affiliations
American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.