Pet emergencies frequently do not coincide with conventional veterinary office hours. Who hasn’t had the stress of a sick pet in the evening or over a weekend? While in life-threatening situations, the need for urgent attention is clear, sometimes it is less so.
What pet owner hasn’t had to weigh—can it wait until morning when I can go to my own trusted veterinarian or do I bring my companion to the (unknown and probably overpriced) emergency hospital? The good news is that you don’t have to deliberate that decision any longer. Deer Creek Animal Hospital is available to care for your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staffed with one of our familiar veterinarians and two technicians, you have the comfort of bringing your pet to the animal hospital you know, with professionals who know your pet.
Deer Creek Animal Hospital provides comprehensive, high-quality emergency and critical care to dogs and cats in Littleton and the surrounding areas 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The staff and veterinarians of Deer Creek work closely with our clients and their family veterinarian, to help pets when they need us the most. We know what an important part of the family your pet is, so we treat your dog or cat as if he or she were our own. At Deer Creek Animal Hospital, your family can trust that our veterinarians and technicians have extensive experience in emergency medicine. Our highly experienced staff, along with our state-of-the-art advanced technology and diagnostics, brings together all the resources required when your pet needs emergency or critical care. Our facility includes:
- Continuous electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Heart and abdominal ultrasound
- Incubators (infant incubators)
- Blood pressure monitoring
- In-house laboratory and pharmacy
- Isolation ward
- Pulse oximetry (blood oxygen monitoring)
- Digital X-ray with specialist interpretation
- Rigid and flexible endoscopy (fiberoptics for less invasive surgery)
- Otoscopy and rhinoscopy (fiberoptics for enhanced examination of ear and nose)
- Intensive care unit (ICU)—Also available for transfer when your family veterinarian is closed but your pet needs continuous care overnight
What to Expect
Our emergency center works much like the emergency room at your local hospital. Our trained staff will immediately triage and assess your pet’s condition. Urgent but stable patients will be seen as quickly as possible but critical patients will be seen immediately.
Payment is due at the time of service. If your pet needs to be hospitalized, a deposit covering the estimate of the care plan is required. Deer Creek Animal Hospital accepts cash, approved checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Wells Fargo, and CareCredit.
Is It an Emergency?
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) provides information about what constitutes an emergency.
The following is a list of conditions that require immediate veterinary attention:
- Difficulty breathing
- Hit by car
- Large wounds
- Broken bones
- Staggering or stumbling
- Head tilt
- Sudden blindness
- Inflammation, swelling, or irritation to the eye
- Severe hives or itching
- Bleeding that does not stop
- Bloated, distended, swollen, or painful abdomen
- Inability to urinate or defecate
- Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
- Dilated pupils
- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood
- Ingestion of dangerous foods, medications, poison, or plants
If you believe your dog or cat is having an emergency, don’t hesitate to bring him or her right in. You can always give us a call us at (303) 973-4200 and our skilled technicians will help you assess the situation.