Emergency Vet Care
Contact Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists
OPEN: 24 Hours
For daytime or after-hours emergency care, please contact Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists to let them know you are on your way to their hospital.
Call: (720) 699-7766
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - Call Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists 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 the emergency clinic.
Emergency Vet FAQs
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment.
- Do I need to call ahead?
It's always best to contact the emergency hospital in advance if you can, but they understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible.
- When is the clinic open?
Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists are open 24/7.
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
An emergency animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. It is impossible to predict what cases will be seen and when they will arrive.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists will provide detailed information if your pet is required to stay.