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Emergency Veterinary Care

 During our regular business hours, Horizon Veterinary Clinic in Brighton may be able to see your pet in an emergency. Please contact us right away if your pet is experiencing an emergency.

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Horizon Veterinary Clinic

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: (303) 659-0385

Emergency Vet in Brighton, CO

If you're concerned by symptoms or behaviors your dog or cat is demonstrating, do not hesitate to contact one of our emergency vets. We treat emergency cases during our regular business hours.

When you're in need of an emergency pet hospital, the team at Horizon Veterinary Clinic is staffed with experienced and compassionate emergency veterinarians ready to take on sudden or challenging cases. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

Steps to Take Before Arriving at the Animal Emergency Clinic

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

  • Call Ahead whenever Possible - During regular business hours call us posthaste. After hours, we recommend calling an emergency animal hospital.
  • Follow Instructions Provided Carefully - When you call our emergency pet hospital to let us know you are on your way, 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 our Brighton veterinary clinic.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Horizon Veterinary Clinic

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Horizon Veterinary Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend visiting an after-hours emergency vet location. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed

  • 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?

    Our Brighton animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat. We see cases in accordance with need, rest assured we will see you and your pet as soon as we can.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit a 24/7 animal emergency hospital. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. In these cases, Horizon Veterinary Clinic will refer you to a 24-hour hospital that can observe your pet. Your Brighton vet will remain in contact with the emergency veterinary staff to ensure continuity of care.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians provide emergency services for the dogs and cats of Brighton, Thornton, Rogen, Keensburg, Ft. Lupton, Hudson, Lochbuie, Westminster, Commerce City, and other surrounding areas.

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New Patients Welcome

Horizon Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Brighton companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

(303) 659-0385