Emergency Vet Care

You have experienced every moment with your pet, both big and small, so you know when something isn’t quite right. If you are concerned about your pet’s well being and think it might be an emergency, do not hesitate to get it checked out. We understand emergencies can happen at any time, so if our doors are open, then we will do everything we can to ensure your pet is seen. At Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic, we offer Emergency Vet Care in Colorado Springs by assessing the needs of your pet and adjusting other appointments, if necessary, to ensure your pet’s immediate safety is taken care of. If you need an emergency vet outside of our hours of operation, or we are unable to handle the immediate needs, then we will provide the appropriate recommendation and see to it that your pet is taken care of.

How do I Know If My Pet Needs Emergency Care?​

Our experienced team of vets and professionals will always approach any situation with compassionate levels of detail and insight to ensure your pet is well taken care of. We never take any situation lightly, as we know that symptoms can present themselves differently in every pet. After all, when cats and dogs are in pain, their instinct is to mask it so they don’t appear weak to potential predators. Our veterinarians have extensive training and experience in every emergency pet situation and will analyze, plan, and protect your pet as quickly as possible.

Signs Your Pet May Need Emergency Vet Care

  • Rapid Breathing
  • Rapid or Weak Pulse
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Pale Gums
  • Change in Body Temperature
  • Difficulty Standing
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Signs of Paralysis

If you sense that something isn’t quite right with your cat or dog, there may be an emergency situation about to surface. See the above common signs that your pet may need emergency care. If you’re uncertain, give us a call or bring your pet in so that our compassionate, experienced team of emergency Colorado Springs vets can provide proper diagnosis.

Emergency Pet Services Near Me

At Ponderosa Vet, our process for emergency pet care is similar to when humans need to visit an emergency room. Our compassionate staff, technicians, and DVM’s will quickly and thoroughly assess the situation while keeping open communication with you to ensure no detail is missed. If there are patients in front of your emergency pet care needs, then we will work with the entire team to care for your pet as soon as possible. We always place the safety of pets before anything else, so if we are not able to successfully offer the emergency pet service needed due to unavailability or if we are at capacity with other urgent patients, then we will provide the appropriate recommendations.

 After assessing your pet’s condition, we will provide a diagnostic plan and communicate every step with you. We understand that you may be just as afraid as your pet is, so in order to treat you both like family, then we will do all we can to keep you comfortable as well. Our team is available to answer any questions you have about the diagnosis and treatment care plan. 

Trusted Emergency Vet Care In Colorado Springs

In the event that we are unable to handle the emergency need at hand, we recommend our emergency vet partner, Powers Pet Emergency for 24/7 care. We trust that the staff will provide you and your pet with the same level of compassion that we would. If we are not open when your pet is experiencing an emergency, if we are to capacity with other critical patients, or if your pet’s emergency diagnosis concludes that they need to be admitted overnight, then we highly recommend our partners at Powers Pet Emergency. If your pet is already in the Ponderosa family, then we will do our best to communicate with our partner to provide your pet’s history and our insights as soon as we can. If you have questions about where to take your pet, you can always contact us and we will provide an honest answer that satisfies the needs of your pet above all else. 

Powers Pet Emergency

Call: (719) 473-0482

Poison Control

Call: (888) 426-4435

Pet Safety Is Our Passion & Our Priority

At Ponderosa Vet Clinic, we strive to always provide intensely compassionate care to place the safety and comfort of your cat or dog first. Emergencies are called so for a reason: we respect the necessity of being flexible and understanding during a time when you and your pet may be afraid. If you visit us during our regular business hours, then we will assess the critical needs of your dog or cat and adjust accordingly to make sure they are taken care of as soon as possible. 

If your pet is displaying any common signs that emergency pet care is needed, then don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our office! While many emergency needs are impossible to prevent such as severe injury, some pet illnesses can be prevented through wellness exams, vaccinations, digital x-rays, and dental exams. Contact our caring team today to set up preventative care and chat with your veterinarian about how to be prepared for an emergency situation.