"In 2001 a very special little kitten came to stay at our house named Emma. She weighed in at a whopping 2 ½ pounds. When she was about 9 months old she began vomiting and wouldn’t eat. The doctors at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic took x-rays, but nothing showed up on them. She was losing weight, and she was thin by nature anyway, so everyone was worried about her. Dr. Behrns came to the rescue and performed emergency surgery on our little girl. She found an almond trying to pass into Emma’s stomach. Of course, it would not have shown up on an x-ray. Thank you, Dr. Behrns, for saving Emma’s life."

-Margo K.

Emergency Information

Due to our location, we are fortunate to have many emergency and critical care facilities in close proximity to the clients we serve in Aurora, Centennial, Castle Rock, Denver and Parker as well as other areas of the Denver Metro area.

Please take the time, when you aren’t in the middle of an emergency, to find the veterinary emergency clinic that is closest to you as well as read the helpful articles below. Time is of the essence in these situations.


Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado, Englewood

Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Aurora

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, Parker

Animal Hospital Specialty Center, Highlands Ranch

Douglas County Animal Hospital, Castle Rock

Poison Prevention and Control Centers

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

A $65 consultation fee may be applied. If a fee is taken, the Poison Control staff creates a case number accessible to all veterinarians, at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic or at your local emergency clinic, to be advised of the most appropriate and specific care for your pet.

Rocky Mountain Poison Center
A call-in center operated by Denver Health. Free advice only, i.e. no veterinary treatment plans, provided by nurses and pharmacists.

Informational Articles on Emergency Care