Urgent Care

Pet health problems, injuries, and illnesses don’t give us a “heads up” when they’re coming, and definitely don’t follow a schedule. Thankfully, we are able to offer urgent care services for the pets in our community seven days a week with a designated urgent care doctor on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please call ahead of your urgent care visit arrival whenever possible: 970-945-6762.

Urgent Care Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Conditions Treated at Urgent Care 

  • Skin Allergies 
  • Hives 
  • Swelling 
  • Ear Infections 
  • Coughing 
  • Abscess 
  • Fever 
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea 
  • Superficial Cuts 

Call Ahead


While we understand you may not always be in a position to call in advance, if you are able to do so it will help our staff be prepared for your pet’s arrival so the animal gets needed medical care that much quicker.

If  you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:

Call us at 970-945-6762 immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.

Emergency Care

Pets experiencing a life-threatening injury or illness need to be seen at an emergency veterinary hospital.

For pet emergencies, we recommend:

Valley Emergency Pet Care
180 Fiou Lane Unit 101, Basalt, CO 81621

Animal ER of the Western Slope
(970) 525-0911
1660 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Signs your pet may need emergency care:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

Safety tips:

Pets who are severely ill or injured may try to bite, claw, or act in an aggressive manner toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet reacts aggressively.

For dogs, fashion a makeshift stretcher if the animal is unable to move. Make sure the neck is supported.

For cats, slowly place a blanket or towel over the head to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.

Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.

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What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.