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. We perform a wide range of diagnostics, surgical procedures and emergency critical care when your primary care veterinarian is unavailable. DCAER is equipped with two trauma rooms (one of which houses our digital radiography equipment), an extensive in-house laboratory, ultrasound capability, endoscopy, multiple Snyder ICU and neonatal ICU units for oxygen support, two private visitation rooms, two quiet hospitalization wards for patients needing a less noisy environment, a low recovery areas for large to giant-sized breeds recovering from surgery, a back-up generator for any power outages, and separate exam rooms and isolation wards for treatment of potentially infectious patients.
Denton County Animal Emergency Room is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art veterinary ER
We make every effort to see all patients in a timely manner
but patients with the most critical and life-threatening conditions must be given a priority. While this may mean that during busy times some patients whose conditions are not life-threatening may need to wait a period of time, we want you to be assured that if your pet ever comes in with such a life-threatening condition, you will be given the same priority.
If we anticipate an extended wait
we will do our best to keep you informed of the situation. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Our emergency veterinarians are committed to giving each patient and owner the time necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment, as well as a thorough explanation. When it is your turn, you and your pet will receive the same time and consideration.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency with your pet, no appointment is necessary. Call our hospital to let us know you are on your way or head directly to DCAER if the emergency occurs during our business hours. When you and your pet arrive at our hospital, the attending veterinarian will perform a thorough examination of your pet. After the examination, we’ll update you on your pet’s medical condition. While some pets can be treated and released the same day, others must be admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and life support measures. Whether your pet has a minor or major medical problem, we’ll provide your pet with quality, caring emergency treatment. We are devoted to providing a compassionate environment that treats pets and people with dignity, kindness and respect.
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.