Emergency Vet Care Denver

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Sploot Vets is your go-to emergency vet in Denver. We offer reliable and prompt emergency vet care for dogs and cats suffering from injuries, cuts, bites, toxin ingestion, and other sudden symptoms. With availability 365 days a year, experienced emergency vets, and state-of-the-art vet clinics, you can count on us!

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Open 8am-8pm, 365 days a year... same day appointments and urgent-intakes welcome!
Primary and urgent care, under one roof.
Easily book online or text us.
Modern, warm clinics with unlimited free treats.
Open 8am-8pm, 365 days a year... same day appointments and urgent-intakes welcome!
Primary and urgent care, under one roof.
Easily book online or text us.
Modern, warm clinics with unlimited free treats.

Get Immediate Help for Pet Emergencies in Denver

Wondering if you need to take your dog or cat to an emergency vet? Looking for advice on how to safely transport your pet to our vet clinics for emergency vet services in Denver? 

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Our Emergency Pet Care Hotline is here to help.

Our expert team is here to guide you through your pet's emergency health concerns, prioritizing both your peace of mind and your pet's well-being. With Sploot's dedicated support, you can confidently count on us to take care of your pet emergencies — and if for some reason we cannot, our team will point you in the right direction to one of our trusted partners in Denver.

Emergency Vet Care Services for Denver Pet Parents

Our vet clinics are fully equipped to handle more than 95% of emergency vet cases brought to ER vets. Here are the most common pet emergencies we handle in our Denver vet clinics:

Accidental ingestion & toxin ingestion
Persistent or large-volume diarrhea & vomiting
Choking & coughing
Car accidents
Cuts, scrapes, & burns
Eye problems
Sudden lethargy or collapse
Sudden abdominal bloating
Severe constipation
Blood in urine
Emergency spleen removal
Emergency C section

For all the symptoms mentioned above, and others like them, our experienced vets are here to treat or stabilize your fur baby's condition and guide you on the next best steps—whether that's continued care at home or in-clinic.


It may be challenging to know if a symptom, injury, or unusual pet behavior requires an emergency visit. We provide complimentary customer support from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.
Call our tele-triage line with your concerns, and we’ll guide you through the next steps.

What Sets Our Emergency Pet Care Apart

Availability 365 Days a Year

We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with extended clinic hours. This allows us to be there when you need us most.

Urgent-Intakes or Drop-Offs Available

Our emergency vet services are easily accessible, even on busy days. Just call our team and we will let you know if and when you can drop off your pet at one of our vet clinics. Your fur baby will get the care they need, the moment they arrive — and we’ll keep you looped in via text or call.

Spacious, Well-Equipped Emergency Vet Care Facilities

Say goodbye to cramped exam tables and hectic treatment rooms. We offer spacious, well-equipped facilities that offer comfort even for larger fur babies while also ensuring our veterinarians are able to do their best work.

Emergency Case Prioritization

Our veterinarians and our emergency support team ensure that emergency cases get immediate prioritization. We invest in the right people and systems to keep our clinics operating seamlessly.

Connections & Partnerships

Our network of vet clinics in Denver makes us easily accessible from various locations. And though 95% of pet emergencies can be treated in our clinics, we also partner with specialist veterinarians and animal hospitals, ensuring a broader scope of care.

Urgent Care Tailored to Your Furry Friend

Bringing Your Pet to Sploot for Pet Urgent Care

Two options, same high quality of care. If you’re bringing your dog or cat to our urgent pet care clinic, we accept both walk-ins (depending on availability) and urgent intakes (drop-offs)

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Urgent Cases: Call Ahead for Efficient Care

We welcome walk-ins for pet urgent care, but as this depends on availability we recommend calling ahead

  • Be Received Immediately:  Calling ahead allows us to prepare so that we can accommodate your pet as soon as you arrive.
  • Save Time: Due to varying demands at our clinics, some may have longer wait times. A quick call enables us to direct you to a clinic with the shortest wait time, ensuring prompt attention to your pet.
  • Specialist Matching:  While all Sploot clinics are fully equipped for emergencies, some pet urgent care cases may require specialized care. By calling in advance, we can guide you to the clinic with the right specialist for your pet's specific needs.
Sploot's Urgent Intake: Immediate Care, Even on Busy Days

At Sploot, we understand that emergencies are unpredictable and often occur at the most inconvenient times. That's why we offer an Urgent Intake (drop-off) service, designed to provide immediate, expert care for your pet during urgent situations.

  • Quick and Secure Drop-Off: In an urgent case or emergency, call us and bring your pet to our clinic. We ensure a swift and safe drop-off, immediately prioritizing your pet's needs from the moment you arrive.
  • Thorough and Prompt Expert Assessment: Upon arrival, our medical team conducts a comprehensive evaluation to understand and prioritize your pet's condition, guiding our immediate care approach.
  • Comprehensive Care and Communication: We provide continuous medical supervision for your pet's safety and comfort. Expect regular updates and involvement in every decision, from assessment to treatment. When your pet is ready, we'll inform you and offer concise aftercare instructions for a seamless homecoming.
Urgent Care Tailored to Your Furry Friend

Bringing Your Pet to Sploot for Emergency Vet Care

Whether you're bringing your dog or cat for emergency vet care in Denver, we welcome both same-day emergency appointments and urgent drop-offs: two convenient options to ensure your pet receives prompt attention.

Option 1: Same-Day Emergency Appointments

We welcome same-day appointments for pet emergencies, but recommend calling ahead to:

  • Get immediate attention: Calling ahead lets us prepare to accommodate your pet as soon as you arrive
  • Save time: With differing demands at our clinics, wait times can vary. A brief call helps us direct you to the clinic with the shortest wait, ensuring we are available and capable of seeing your pet
  • Specialist matching:  Although every Sploot vet clinic is prepared for emergencies, some cases require specialized expertise. Reach out to us ahead of time, and we'll guide you to the clinic with the right specialist for your pet's needs.
Option 2: Urgent-Intake / Drop-Off

At Sploot, we provide urgent-intake (drop-off) emergency vet care in Denver, providing immediate care, even on busy days.

  • Fast and Safe Drop-Off: In emergency cases, give us a call and we will let you know which clinic can see your pet. We guarantee a quick and secure drop-off and immediate care for your dog or cat.
  • Prompt Expert Assessment: Upon reaching us, our medical team will evaluate your pet to determine the treatment or stabilization they need.
  • Continuous Supervision: We prioritize your pet's safety and comfort with continuous medical oversight, ensuring they're well cared for at all times.
  • Open Communication: Stay informed with regular updates on your pet's condition, treatment plans, and progress.
  • Involvement in Treatment Decisions: Our veterinarians will consult with you when needed, ensuring you're involved in every decision, from assessment to treatment planning.
  • Convenient Pick-Up: Once your pet is ready to go home, we will notify you and give thorough guidelines on any ongoing care or follow-up appointments they’ll need.


In-House Radiology & Lab

Radiographic exams and/or blood testing are needed for virtually all surgeries. We offer these services in-house for your convenience.

Caring, Experienced Veterinarians

Our seasoned team specializes in both primary and urgent care. From unusual symptoms to evident injuries, you can count on us for exceptional care.

Daily Appointment Availability

We’re here for you when it matters most. Our clinic doors are open every day, 365 days a year - including weekends and holidays, and we accept same-day appointments and urgent intakes.

A Stress-Free Modern Clinic

Whether a dog or cat is brought to Sploot for a sick visit or urgent intake, our stress-free clinic, friendly staff, and serene clinic environment make the experience as calm as possible.

Bring Your Pet to Sploot for Emergency Care


Is pet urgent care the same as emergency care?

Urgent care for pets is for non-life-threatening cases that require urgent attention. Meanwhile, emergency care is advisable when pets go through a life-threatening crisis that is typically time-sensitive — such as sudden loss of consciousness, severe trauma, and anaphylaxis (i.e. a severe life-threatening allergic reaction.)Sploot vet clinics handle both urgent care cases AND more than 95% of emergency cases seen in ERs. For further questions on our scope of emergency vet care services, please reach out to our Emergency Vet Care Hotline

How do I know if my pet needs urgent attention?

If your pet shows sudden concerning symptoms, signs of pain, or has had an accident or ingested a harmful substance, they likely need emergency vet care services. Call our Emergency Vet Care Hotline team and they will assist you on the best course of action.

What is the process for an emergency visit?

An emergency vet visit at Sploot involves a pet triage, medical examination, diagnostic testing, and treatment. 

When your pet needs specialized care, we're here to help. Our team can manage pain and stabilize your furry friend before referring them to trusted specialists.

In order to be seen for emergencies, you need to call our Emergency Vet Care Hotline. Emergency vet appointments cannot be booked online.

Can I call ahead for an emergency visit?

Yes, we require you to call ahead so that our team can assess your pet's condition quickly and guide you to the appropriate clinic, ensuring immediate and suitable care upon your arrival.

What is Urgent Intake (Drop-Off Emergency Care) at Sploot?

Urgent Intake is our specialized service for pets needing immediate veterinary care. It ensures a safe environment with constant medical supervision for your pet. 

After dropping off your pet at Sploot, our team conducts thorough assessments to determine and prioritize your pet's needs, creating an optimal treatment plan. 

Throughout your pet's stay, we keep you updated with regular progress reports and pictures, involving you in every step of the decision-making process.

How long will my pet's emergency visit take?

The length of time for an emergency visit will vary depending on the condition of the dog or cat and the treatment required.

What should I bring with me to my pet's emergency visit?

If you are a current Sploot client, we have your furry companion’s medical records with us. You won’t need to bring anything as we keep track of past illnesses, allergies, medications, diagnostic tests, and etc. 

If you have not brought your dog or cat to us before, we recommend bringing their medical records if it’s on hand. However, a medical record is not a requirement for us to assist with your pet’s condition.

Will my pet need to stay overnight after an emergency visit?

Whether your pet needs overnight monitoring depends on the severity of their condition. For Sploot patients requiring overnight care, they will be transferred to an emergency hospital.

What should I do if my pet's condition worsens after an emergency visit?

Here at Sploot, our Emergency Vet Care Hotline is available to answer your questions and offer support both before and after your visit. If your pet's condition continues to worsen after an emergency vet visit, please contact us, and our team will guide you on the appropriate next steps.

Is diarrhea or vomiting an emergency vet care case?

Pet vomiting or diarrhea can be considered an emergency case if the dog or cat is…
• Vomiting or experiencing diarrhea for more than 12 hours
• Exhibiting other co-occurring sudden symptoms like lethargy, weakness, collapse, and fever
• Suspected to have ingested a toxic food or substance.

Is fever an emergency case?

The normal body temperature for dogs and cats is between 99.5 and 102.5º F. A temperature above these ranges is considered a fever. 

Determining if a fever is a pet emergency depends on its cause — which can be anything from heat exhaustion, a viral pathogen, a bacterial infection, or ingestion of toxic substances.

It’s always best to be cautious; we recommend reaching out to our veterinarians.

What do I do if I suspect my pet has eaten a toxic substance?

If your dog or cat has consumed xylitol (an unsafe artificial sweetener for pets), chocolate, marijuana, antifreeze, rat poison, or other harmful substances, contact the Pet Poison Helpline or ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center right away.

Additionally, if you suspect poisoning in your pet, we advise contacting Sploot for emergency vet care services. Time is critical in poison cases, and inducing vomiting is also time-sensitive.

What payment options are available in Sploot Vets?

For everyone's safety, we only accept cashless payments, including all major credit and debit cards. We also welcome CareCredit and ScratchPay.

Does Sploot Veterinary Care accept pet insurance?

Yes, Sploot accepts pet insurance. If your pet's treatment is covered by insurance, you can seek reimbursement from your provider.It's important to mention that the extent of veterinary services covered by pet insurance plans can vary. Be sure to confirm with your insurance provider to understand what services are included.

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Whether you’d like to learn more about next steps, first aid, or just to check if your pet needs to see us, feel free to call or text!

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