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Open for emergencies and critical care 24/7

​​Available 24 hours a day, every day

Call ahead (970) 297-5000 to help us prepare for your arrival, or simply walk in. Similar to an emergency or intensive care unit for humans, we provide 24-hour care for critically ill, injured, hospitalized, and postoperative animals. Our hospital is certified as a Level 1 Veterinary Trauma Center by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
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If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury you should seek immediate veterinary care.

Information for:

people with dog


We are fully equipped to handle all types of patient needs from the most basic to the most complicated medical care. Read more about our Emergency and Critical Care services.


Referring DVMs and Technicians

If you are sending your client to us with an emergent issue, you can call ahead to make us aware of their arrival at (970) 297-5000. Read more about resources for rDVMs and technicians.


 Stray Animal Policy


Please DO NOT bring healthy strays to the hospital during these hours:​

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.​
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Take healthy stray animals to the Larimer Humane Society, 3501 E. 74th Street Lovelan​d, (Map), (970) 226-3647.

The hospital will​ accept healthy stray animals when the Humane Society is closed:

Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-8 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday 4 p.m.-8 a.m.

The hospital will accept sick or stray animals at any time. They will be treated, stabilized, and transferred to the Humane Society for follow-up.

Read the full CVMBS Source story here​.

Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

​(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205

Emergency Call Ahead:
(970) 297-5000