Denton County Animal ER
Providing high quality after-hours emergency care to pets and is recognized as a compassionate and skilled emergency care provider.
Denton County Animal ER is open nights, weekends and holidays when your regular veterinarian is not available. We are equipped to cover a wide range of emergencies, including traumatic injuries, toxic exposures, metabolic disease, ophthalmologic injuries, respiratory crises, urogenital issues and neurological problems. We also provide relief from other injuries and ailments that may not be life-threatening but are causing your pet discomfort and you concern.
Denton County Animal Emergency Room is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art veterinary ER that offers compassionate emergency care for both you and your pet.
In-house laboratory includes hematology, serum chemistry, blood gases, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing as well as ocular tonometry, blood pressure and electrocardiograph (ECG).
On-site digital radiography as well as ultrasound with access to Board Certified radiology consultants.
Emergency surgical procedures with safe anesthetics and intensive patient monitoring. Endoscope onsite for foreign body removal.
Intensive / Critical Care
Experience treating serious medical cases including traumatic injuries and other intensive care patients. Multiple Snyder ICU cages as well as Neonate ICU’s.
Infectious Disease Care
Multiple isolation rooms including designated exam rooms for infectious patients to keep isolated from the rest of the ER. Snyder ICU for critical patients as well.
Plasma, albumin, cryoprecipitate and red blood cell transfusion available. Cross matching, blood typing and coagulation testing in-house.
In-house diagnostics for toxic exposure and antidotes to decontaminate and treat immediately. Animal poison control consultations.
End of Life Care
Palliative care as well as services to assist with end of life decisions.
Pet Owners Emergencies
Emergencies are unpredictable. That’s why Denton County Animal ER is available to handle your dog or cat’s emergency needs when your primary care veterinarian is unavailable (nights/weekends/holidays).
In Case of an Emergency
If you are having an emergency, please call ahead at (940) 271-1200 so that a veterinary professional can prepare for your pet emergency. If your pet cannot walk, please let us know when you call so we can be ready with a gurney and the assistance necessary to swiftly transport your pet to the ICU area.
In Case of Heavy Patient Load
In the case of a heavy patient load, we ask for your patience and we will keep you informed of any changes to the best of our abilities. If your pet is critically injured or critically ill, we will administer pain medications and other treatments necessary to stabilize your pet while we discuss treatment plans and patient care with you.
Some of Our Patients
Denton County Animal ER offers a dynamic work environment with a diverse and challenging caseload emphasizing the highest standards in quality, compassionate care. We believe teamwork is essential for delivering this exceptional care under typically stressful circumstances.
Created in April 2020, DCAER’s Helping Paws Medical Relief Fund is a non-profit veterinary charity organization that partners with the Veterinary Care Foundation to offer grants to qualifying Good Samaritan’s and rescue groups.
Grants may be offered for pets in need of life-saving care, victims of natural disasters, stray pets without families and local animal rescue organizations that are helping neglected/abused animals.