Emergency Animal Hospital-24 Hours a Day
Animal Hospital Specialty Center is not just a referral clinic, but also a 24 hour emergency animal hospital. Our two distinct services work together to better serve our clients and their pets. Our specialist and emergency veterinarians work together to ensure that your pet is provided the care it deserves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
What should I do if my pet is acting stangely or unusual?
If your pet is experiencing anything that makes you uncomfortable, take the next step and call us at 303-740-9595. Even if you’re uncertain you are having an emergency you can take comfort in knowing that one of our skilled technicians will speak with you to determine if your pet is in need of immediate medical assistance. If you have any doubt about your pet’s health, you can either bring them directly to the Animal Hospital Specialty Center (conveniently located in Highlands Ranch, CO, on County Line Place near 470 and I-25) or call the Animal Hospital Specialty Center day or night, 365 days a year.
Directions to Our 24 Hour Emergency Animal Hospital
Common Household Toxins
Some very common items around you house can be fatal to your pet! Below is a list of common animal toxins:
• Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) such as aspirin and ibuprofen
• Anti-Depressant Medications • Heart Medications • Chocolate • Grapes/Raisins • Anti-Freeze
• Sugar-Free Gum containing xylitol • Some Nuts • Certain House and Garden Plants • Rodenticides
Should your pet ingest any of these substances, call immediately or simply bring your pet to the Animal Hospital Specialty Center. For your convenience, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
Be Prepared In Case of an Emergency
• Post your primary care veterinarian and AHSC’s phone number near the phone for quick access
• Post the phone number of Animal Poison Control (1-800-222-1222)
• Make sure your pet always wears an identification tag
• Microchip your pet so that it can be identified electronically if lost
• Consult with your primary care veterinarian or AHSC about pet first-aid preparations
• In case of a natural disaster, have a plan to evacuate your pet
What to Expect for an Emergency Visit
We understand that when a pet gets sick, it can be a very emotional time. We are here to provide the most advanced diagnostics and therapies around the clock to give your pet every advantage to make a successful recovery. It is important that you know what to expect should they require hospitalization.
We encourage hospital visits. Visiting hours are between 3-5pm and 7-9pm. These times have been designated around important patient treatments to allow you to spend time with your pet, while ensuring they continue to receive the vital therapy required.
We will give you an estimate of the approximate costs for the initial treatment and therapy we’ve discussed with you. A deposit of 50% of the initial estimate is due at the time of hospitalization and the remaining portion is expected at hospital discharge. We certainly understand how expensive some medical costs can be. We offer a payment plan, called CareCredit, which provides funds, interest-free for 6 months. If you are interested in applying for such a program, please notify our reception staff. If you’d like more information about this topic, read our discussion about the cost of care.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will provide written discharge instructions, which will outline your animal’s condition, remaining concerns, what to monitor for and how to care for your pet during recovery at home. Discharge hours are between 3-5pm or 7-9pm, when we have allocated time for one of our technicians to review these discharge instructions with you, show you how to administer any medications and answer all of your questions.