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Emergency Veterinary Care

We understand how stressful a pet emergency can be. If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please contact Northside Emergency Pet Clinic in Westminster.

Emergency Vet Care

Contact Northside Emergency Pet Clinic

Open: 24 Hours

Address: 945 W 124th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234, United States

Call: (303) 252-7722

Steps to Take Before Arriving at the Pet Emergency Clinic

If you are in need of an emergency vet hospital, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead whenever Possible - We recommend that you call ahead before you leave for the animal hospital.
  • Follow Instructions Provided Carefully - When you call the emergency pet hospital, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet more comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Always 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. Don't take it personally, animals can sense when their owners are stressed out and it can make the situation direr if you can't maintain composure.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Never put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to the emergency pet hospital.

Pet Emergency FAQs

Read through some frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency vet appointment. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    It's always best to contact the emergency pet hospital in advance so they can provide any necessary instructions and prepare for your arrival. 

  • 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
    • Unexplained unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    An emergency pet hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

  • What types of animals are seen at the emergency pet hospital?

    Emergency services are provided for the dogs and cats of Brighton, Thornton, Rogen, Keensburg, Ft. Lupton, Hudson, Lochbuie, Westminster, Commerce City, and other surrounding areas. For other types of pets, please contact the emergency hospital for information.

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