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Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies

24 hour Emergency Veterinary Services

Sometimes pets need care immediately—even outside of normal office hours. Bring them to our facility for emergency vet services from veterinary doctors who love dogs and cats as much as you do.

Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies is there for your pets when your regular veterinarian isn’t available or when you need a board-certified specialist. We are a privately-owned animal hospital open 24/7 for emergencies. We also provide specialty services for pets in Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Denver’s South Suburbs and beyond.

Specialized Pet Care

Many of our patients come to us from veterinarians in the area serving pets who need specialized care. Our state-of-the-art facility provides access to advanced technology for diagnostic tests and treatment that is unavailable in most veterinary offices. Our staff includes veterinarians specializing in Internal Medicine, as well as board-certified Veterinary Surgeons, Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging.


We understand that a pet medical emergency is stressful. When in doubt, just come to our location, conveniently near the heart of Castle Rock and minutes from I25. Keep our phone number handy and our address in your contacts so that you can quickly route to our emergency vet hospital.

Our supportive staff is ready to assess your pet’s injury or illness and provide the emergency care that your pet needs, 365 days a year. We are here to help with 24 hour emergency vet care.

Veterinary Experts You Can Trust
With Your Furry Family Members

We strive to surround you and your pets
with: compassion, shared knowledge,
clear communication, and respect.

We know that the best outcomes for our patients grow out of a commitment to collaborating with your family veterinarian so your pet can receive the ongoing care he or she needs for a long, happy life.

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What Pet Owners are Saying

Testimonial – John, CO

This area of town is growing rapidly and the addition of this top notch facility can only enhance the quality of veterinary care in the area. With Dr. Rector and Tammi providing the best in medicine and customer service, this specialty hospital will be a huge success and source of quality care for the community.

John, CO
Testimonial – Laura, CO

Amazing staff and experience. They are very caring and thoughtful. Not to mention they saved my dog! Highly recommend!

Laura, CO
Testimonial – Vickie, CO

Dr. Rector is very compassionate and helped guide us to make the best decisions for Falkor. If it were not for her and her amazing and dedicated staff, Falkor would not have fully recovered. We are so grateful for the care provided!

Vickie, CO
Testimonial – Jason, CO

I have always had a great experience when bringing my yellow lab Biscuit to Dr. Rector’s hospital. My dog Biscuit likes to eat things she shouldn’t, and Dr. Rector has been very quick and thorough when treating her in the past. She explains everything and provides us with excellent care. We don’t think twice about taking Biscuit to see Dr. Rector, she takes good care of our family!

Jason, CO