Valley Emergency Pet Care

180 Fiou Lane, Ste. 101
Basalt, CO 81621


Emergency and Critical Care

In addition to the specialty services, VEPC has a staff of experienced doctors and technician for all overnight and weekend hours.

How to Recognize a Pet Emergency

  • Difficulty breathing - pale or cyanotic (blue colored) gums
  • Collapse - inability to get up or walk
  • Seizure
  • Toxins - i.e. antifreeze, chocolate, grapes, raisins, ibuprofen, Tylenol, lilies, rat poison, xylitol gum, illicit drugs or prescription medications - BRING PACKAGING WITH YOU!
  • Trauma - hit by car, blunt force, falling from significant heights, etc.
  • Foreign object ingestion - corn cobs, sewing string, rocks, bones, socks, etc.
  • Distended abdomen - especially with unproductive retching/vomiting
  • Snake envenomation
  • Animal attacks - coyote, fox, other dogs/cats
  • Hemorrhage - significant blood loss
  • Heat stroke - excessive panting, red color to skin, lethargy
  • Urinary obstruction - straining with little or no urine output, blood colored urine
  • Vomiting and diarrhea  

Practice Services

  • Thorough history and physical examination
  • Diagnostic laboratory analyzers
  • Digital radiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Hospitalization
  • Anesthesia
  • Pain Management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Canine and feline blood products
  • Specialist support and consultation