Emergency & Urgent Care

Emergency Vet in Fort Collins, CO

When emergencies happen it can be a scary time for you and your pet. Having a familiar location and face can help you through these difficult times, which is why we encourage you to use Advanced Animal Care as your first resource for your sick pet. If your pet is experiencing an emergency during our regular business hours, please contact us at (970) 493-3333. After business hours, please contact Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency Hospital on Lemay Avenue south of Riverside Avenue (near Poudre Valley Hospital). They can be reached at 970-484-8080.

Conditions that require your pet to be seen immediately include:

  • Collapse, lethargy, or unresponsiveness
  • Difficulty breathing or respiratory distress
  • Swollen face or hives
  • Blunt trauma, such as being hit by a car or a hard fall
  • Seizures
  • Toxin ingestion (chocolate, medications, household cleaners, illegal drugs)
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or not being able to keep down food
  • Limping or broken bones
  • Bleeding lacerations or open wounds
  • Unproductive labor (dystocia)

Some of the equipment that we have on-site to help manage emergencies are:

  • In-house chemistry, blood gas, blood count, and lactate analyzers
  • Intravenous fluid and constant rate infusion pumps
  • Oxygen cage
  • Digital radiographs (x-ray) which are also read by a boarded radiologist
  • Ultrasound to asses fluid within body cavities and fetal heart rates
  • Anesthetic monitoring including ECG, blood pressure (oscillometric and doppler), oxygen saturation (SpO2), and carbon dioxide (etCO2)
  • Fully equipped surgical suite

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