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Monday through Thursday



Open Friday 5pm through Monday 8am


Open Holidays 

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Dr. Stephanie Polley opened Denton County Animal ER in 2002 to serve the emergency and critical care needs of dogs and cats in the Denton County area. Since that time, DCAER has been 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 days and nights 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.

Maintaining this state of readiness and a state-of-the-art hospital with the latest equipment to treat every possible emergency is very costly. We do our very best to offer affordable emergency services, but emergency care is typically going to be more expensive than your primary veterinarian for these reasons. This hospital is not-government owned or subsidized (like county hospitals). It is a private business. Therefore, we must charge for the services and care we provide in order to stay in business for all of our patients that need us.


Denton County Animal ER accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, checks (with a valid driver's license and check approval), cash, Scratchpay & CareCredit (financing options for qualified applicants). Payment is due at the time of service. Hospitalized patients will be required to leave a deposit in the amount of the estimated services to be provided. We never want finances to limit the care for your pet so please alert us to any financial concerns you may have and we will do our best to work with you so that patient care is not affected.