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Emergencies / Critical Care

Do you know who you can turn to in the event of a pet emergency?

As a caring pet owner, you never want to see your animal family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents can occur at any time. At Arapahoe Animal Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of experienced professionals in your corner.

Our hospital is equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With a team that is skilled in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver timely and effective care. Most importantly, we’ll handle your loved one’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything possible to achieve a positive outcome.

Some of the signs that your pet may need urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a toxic substance or foreign object 
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma, such as from a fall or being hit by a car
  • Swollen or tender abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Lameness
  • Disorientation
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, seek professional help immediately. At Arapahoe Animal Hospital, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to assess the situation, provide first aid instructions and prepare the hospital and our team for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of your pet’s emergency be too urgent for a phone call, don’t hesitate to come directly in for immediate attention.

We genuinely hope you never experience the need for emergency veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know exactly who to call. The team at Arapahoe Animal Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available.

Arapahoe Animal Hospital

Main Hospital
5585 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303

Phone: 303-442-7033
Text: 303-622-5718
Fax: 303-447-2052

Hours
Mon – Fri: 7am – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 7am – 6pm

Downtown Hospital
1730 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Phone: 303-442-7036
Text: 303-622-5718
Fax: 303-447-2052

Hours
Wed, Thurs & Fri 7:30am-6pm
Sat, Sun, Mon & Tue: Closed