Pet Emergencies

For Pet Emergencies: 

Avian and Exotic Emergencies:  

Colorado State University
300 W. Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525



Cat and Dog emergencies:

For the Northern Denver Metro area:

Animal Critical Care & Emergency Services (ACCESS)
2201 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital / Wheat Ridge Veterinary Specialists

3695 Kipling Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


For the Southern Denver Metro area:

Central Veterinary Emergency Services
3550 South Jason St., Englewood, CO 80110


Poison Control:

Visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center


Emergency Evacuation Plan and Kit:

It is important to consider how you can quickly evacuate your pets in an emergency. Discuss a plan with your family and have a kit ready to go and easily accessible. Start with a plastic bin to hold the items together. Items to add:

  • Blankets and towels
  • Leash/collar
  • 2-3 day supply of pets own food(s) – if possible vacuum seal dry foods and date to preserve freshness
  • Treats
  • Favorite toy or two if desired
  • Gallon jug of water
  • Disposable dishes
  • If your pet is on daily medication, include 2-3 days worth. Be sure to label and date.
  • Emergency numbers – for veterinary clinic, boarding facility.

Have carriers ready to go for your smaller pets and birds. Keep readied carriers and emergency evacuation kit easily accessible to you. You should be able to have your pets ready to transport within a few minutes. Be sure to keep the evacuation kit contents fresh and well dated. Check every couple of months.

Other Pet Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Links: – Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Red Cross – Pet Emergency Preparedness

ASPCA – Disaster Preparedness



First Aid Tips:

Always remember that any first aid administered to your pet should be followed by immediate veterinary care. First aid care is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet’s life until it receives veterinary treatment.

Click here for first aid tips.