VRCC - Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital

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Special Vets for Special Pets
  • 3550 S Jason St

    Englewood, CO 80110

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  • 303-874-7387

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About mid-December we received a diagnosis of cancer in the upper jaw of our 12 year old Bichon. Our vet referred us to VRCC and we met with Dr. Gustafson on Jan 6, 2015. From first contact by phone until checkout at the facility the

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About mid-December we received a diagnosis of cancer in the upper jaw of our 12 year old Bichon. Our vet referred us to VRCC and we met with Dr. Gustafson on Jan 6, 2015. From first contact by phone until checkout at the facility the

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My pet has been treated at Veterinary Cancer Specialists and I have nothing but great things to say about the practice. Caring, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. I read these reviews and can only say that most of the negative

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My pet has been treated at Veterinary Cancer Specialists and I have nothing but great things to say about the practice. Caring, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. I read these reviews and can only say that most of the negative

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Our experience with VRCC was one of the best we've had with any of our pets thus far. The staff answered all questions, were available and relatively punctual all of which was appreciated. The staff that directly interacted with our dog

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Our experience with VRCC was one of the best we've had with any of our pets thus far. The staff answered all questions, were available and relatively punctual all of which was appreciated. The staff that directly interacted with our dog

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Our Golden Retriever was recently diagnosed with cancer by our local vet. Fortunately it seemed to be encapsulated and hadnt spread. Our vet recommended VRCC for follow up care and we met with Dr. Robyn Elmslie. After she had examined

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Our Golden Retriever was recently diagnosed with cancer by our local vet. Fortunately it seemed to be encapsulated and hadnt spread. Our vet recommended VRCC for follow up care and we met with Dr. Robyn Elmslie. After she had examined

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I love VRCC!! The front desk staff are always so friendly, and I know my pet is getting the best care possible whenever I take them here. My dog loves to eat anything and everything, so we have had to visit VRCC for a couple emergencies,

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I love VRCC!! The front desk staff are always so friendly, and I know my pet is getting the best care possible whenever I take them here. My dog loves to eat anything and everything, so we have had to visit VRCC for a couple emergencies,

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Such an EVIL SCAM! 82 year old widowed grandma with a $7000 dead baby. My grandmothers 12 year old relatively healthy and in shape standard poodle (who was literally her entire life, but thats what they prey on is your LOVE so BEWARE!!!!!)

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Such an EVIL SCAM! 82 year old widowed grandma with a $7000 dead baby. My grandmothers 12 year old relatively healthy and in shape standard poodle (who was literally her entire life, but thats what they prey on is your LOVE so BEWARE!!!!!)

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DO NOT TAKE YOUR PET HERE!!! This company isn't concerned about your animal in the least bit!! IT'S ALL about how much money they can get out of you! We took our cat here previously because he wasn't breathing normally and he had

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DO NOT TAKE YOUR PET HERE!!! This company isn't concerned about your animal in the least bit!! IT'S ALL about how much money they can get out of you! We took our cat here previously because he wasn't breathing normally and he had

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We were devastated when our dog Timber was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in March of 2009. We are very thankful to have been referred to Veterinary Cancer Specialists (VCS) for Timbers treatment.\r
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We were devastated when our dog Timber was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in March of 2009. We are very thankful to have been referred to Veterinary Cancer Specialists (VCS) for Timbers treatment.\r
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I was devastated when I learned that my best buddy had Leukemia! We were referred to VRCC oncology and met with Dr. Ringen in June 2012. She did such a great job of explaining what the diagnosis meant, available treatments his prognosis

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I was devastated when I learned that my best buddy had Leukemia! We were referred to VRCC oncology and met with Dr. Ringen in June 2012. She did such a great job of explaining what the diagnosis meant, available treatments his prognosis

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I've been very pleased with the care we've received so far at VRCC Veterinary Cancer Specialists. It isn't cheap but I feel that we've experienced nothing but top quality care for our dog.

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I've been very pleased with the care we've received so far at VRCC Veterinary Cancer Specialists. It isn't cheap but I feel that we've experienced nothing but top quality care for our dog.

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Oh VRCC we don't miss you but we do love you!!! Since my dogs were puppy they have been coming to you guys for emergencies. Always greeted with a smile at the front desk and always responsive to our phone calls. Scar and his stitches from playing with his brother to Buddy and his ear mites when we first brought him home. Having a great variety of specialties we love having it one place. Thank you for always taking care of our kids.. I am happy we have not been there recently but we do miss you and think of you guys often.

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Oh VRCC we don't miss you but we do love you!!! Since my dogs were puppy they have been coming to you guys for emergencies. Always greeted with a smile at the front desk and always responsive to our phone calls. Scar and his stitches from playing with his brother to Buddy and his ear mites when we first brought him home. Having a great variety of specialties we love having it one place. Thank you for always taking care of our kids.. I am happy we have not been there recently but we do miss you and think of you guys often.

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Oh my home away from home!!! Well it used to be and I am happy it was with Dr Elmslie and her staff! It is never fun having to be there because your dog has cancer but they treat you like family. Stymie was only 4 when he was diagnosed with cancer and passed 3 days after his 5th birthday. VCS took the most devastating situation into giving us love and support. Just like human cancer you never know if the treatment will work you just hope it will be the right one. We at VCS always had the option of which treatment and were giving so much time to ask questions, call if we second guessed ourselves and they never said DON'T get a second opinion. I used to go to Dr Elmslie with a list of information that I found on the website and her tons of questions of why aren't we doing this treatment why are we doing this one and she ALWAYS took the time to answer them explain them to me. When mentioned other options she was always willing to say try and let me know how it works. I have learned Cancer is a tricky thing and every dog reacts differently. What I love most about VCS is their upfront and honesty as well as making us feel like family and as if MY dog was the only one going to them. Every time I walked in I felt as if Stymie was king. We love them and have nothing but such love for the help they gave to us. we truly hope we never have to go back but we have large breed dogs and you just never know and i we do we will be going to VCS!! We love you!!!

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Oh my home away from home!!! Well it used to be and I am happy it was with Dr Elmslie and her staff! It is never fun having to be there because your dog has cancer but they treat you like family. Stymie was only 4 when he was diagnosed with cancer and passed 3 days after his 5th birthday. VCS took the most devastating situation into giving us love and support. Just like human cancer you never know if the treatment will work you just hope it will be the right one. We at VCS always had the option of which treatment and were giving so much time to ask questions, call if we second guessed ourselves and they never said DON'T get a second opinion. I used to go to Dr Elmslie with a list of information that I found on the website and her tons of questions of why aren't we doing this treatment why are we doing this one and she ALWAYS took the time to answer them explain them to me. When mentioned other options she was always willing to say try and let me know how it works. I have learned Cancer is a tricky thing and every dog reacts differently. What I love most about VCS is their upfront and honesty as well as making us feel like family and as if MY dog was the only one going to them. Every time I walked in I felt as if Stymie was king. We love them and have nothing but such love for the help they gave to us. we truly hope we never have to go back but we have large breed dogs and you just never know and i we do we will be going to VCS!! We love you!!!

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My experience at VRCC was very troubling. I am sure Robyn Elmslie's credentials are genuine but somehow her vision for treatment has been lost. The course of action she recommended for my dog would have left her permanently crippled. I am thankful every day that in my distraught state I didn't continue treatment at VRCC. \n\nThe goal of this review isn't to convince you that Robyn is incompetent but rather encourage you to visit the CSU veterinary hospital to get a second opinion to anything that VRCC recommends.\n\nI know it is an hour drive up to CSU (Fort Collins) from Denver but if you need oncology treatment for your dog I highly recommend visiting CSU before moving forward at VRCC.

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My experience at VRCC was very troubling. I am sure Robyn Elmslie's credentials are genuine but somehow her vision for treatment has been lost. The course of action she recommended for my dog would have left her permanently crippled. I am thankful every day that in my distraught state I didn't continue treatment at VRCC. \n\nThe goal of this review isn't to convince you that Robyn is incompetent but rather encourage you to visit the CSU veterinary hospital to get a second opinion to anything that VRCC recommends.\n\nI know it is an hour drive up to CSU (Fort Collins) from Denver but if you need oncology treatment for your dog I highly recommend visiting CSU before moving forward at VRCC.

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Don't take your pet to VRCC. They are not real VETS or VET TECHS. They will hold your pet hostage and make you think they are receiving care , until they get $1500 out of you if not more. This is a HORRIBLE PLACE and should be shut down ! I'm calling every single news agency to have them investigated ! RUN !!!!

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Don't take your pet to VRCC. They are not real VETS or VET TECHS. They will hold your pet hostage and make you think they are receiving care , until they get $1500 out of you if not more. This is a HORRIBLE PLACE and should be shut down ! I'm calling every single news agency to have them investigated ! RUN !!!!

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What a shame when Vet Hospitals become million dollar operations for profit! Took my dog in last night in subzero degree tempatures for an emergency C-sec and was turned away due to lack of financing! Then I get a knock on my door today from animal control saying the vet called and was concerned for my dog and the puppies! They were not so concerned last night when they refused to help! They could have just called me directly to see if everything was ok! BTW the mother and puppies are just fine, no thanks to these guys!\r\n\r\nThis Hospital overcharges and it is obvious why, they house a huge building that was obviously professionally designed, their operating system is made up of high end Mac computers (I had to apply for care credit on a Mac book pro and there were 3 very large ones at the front desk) then there are the flat screen TV's. Oh and yes they are open all night but in my opinion overstaffed, while I was worried and waiting for them to give me back my still in labor dog I had to listen to the ladies in the back chatting about apratment hunting, obviously with nothing else to do!\r\n\r\nI have never felt so humiliated when it came to a pet hospital! \r\n

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What a shame when Vet Hospitals become million dollar operations for profit! Took my dog in last night in subzero degree tempatures for an emergency C-sec and was turned away due to lack of financing! Then I get a knock on my door today from animal control saying the vet called and was concerned for my dog and the puppies! They were not so concerned last night when they refused to help! They could have just called me directly to see if everything was ok! BTW the mother and puppies are just fine, no thanks to these guys!\r\n\r\nThis Hospital overcharges and it is obvious why, they house a huge building that was obviously professionally designed, their operating system is made up of high end Mac computers (I had to apply for care credit on a Mac book pro and there were 3 very large ones at the front desk) then there are the flat screen TV's. Oh and yes they are open all night but in my opinion overstaffed, while I was worried and waiting for them to give me back my still in labor dog I had to listen to the ladies in the back chatting about apratment hunting, obviously with nothing else to do!\r\n\r\nI have never felt so humiliated when it came to a pet hospital! \r\n

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I am about to take my dog into this place on a referral, and have had many concerns about this. First my vet mis-diagnosed my dogs problem, so we had another vet from the same place take a look at him, and that vet came back with something else for a diagnoses. So one more time we had another vet look at him...same place and yet another different diagnoses.

So now we took our dog to different vet all to gether and guess what?....another different diagnoses. Four vets later and my dog still hasn't got any real treament. And I find myself going here because my first vet reffered us here! Sure wished people would get it together and start making the correct diagnoses. Four vets four different diagnoses. Soon to be number five here?? I hope not, poor dog has been in pain for almost two months now. Will come back here and let you know!

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I am about to take my dog into this place on a referral, and have had many concerns about this. First my vet mis-diagnosed my dogs problem, so we had another vet from the same place take a look at him, and that vet came back with something else for a diagnoses. So one more time we had another vet look at him...same place and yet another different diagnoses.

So now we took our dog to different vet all to gether and guess what?....another different diagnoses. Four vets later and my dog still hasn't got any real treament. And I find myself going here because my first vet reffered us here! Sure wished people would get it together and start making the correct diagnoses. Four vets four different diagnoses. Soon to be number five here?? I hope not, poor dog has been in pain for almost two months now. Will come back here and let you know!

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As a pet owner, pet emergencies never happen at 11 AM in the morning - they usually happen at 11 PM at night. I have taken two of our cats for different issues to this vet in the past couple of years. I cannot speak to their veterinary specialist day clinic. However, regarding the emergency room care, it has been excellent. The staff and doctor immediately jump in and get the initial stabilization done. You are then presented with an estimate. No, this is not a cheap service. If your pet is staying overnight, depending upon the nature of the emergency, it can range from $500 to even $2,000 if extraodinary care and meds are required. Our pets are worth it. The care they received was worth it. I will always take our midnight pet emergencies to VRCC.

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As a pet owner, pet emergencies never happen at 11 AM in the morning - they usually happen at 11 PM at night. I have taken two of our cats for different issues to this vet in the past couple of years. I cannot speak to their veterinary specialist day clinic. However, regarding the emergency room care, it has been excellent. The staff and doctor immediately jump in and get the initial stabilization done. You are then presented with an estimate. No, this is not a cheap service. If your pet is staying overnight, depending upon the nature of the emergency, it can range from $500 to even $2,000 if extraodinary care and meds are required. Our pets are worth it. The care they received was worth it. I will always take our midnight pet emergencies to VRCC.

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And my loving Golden Retriever is dead.\r\nI would highly recommend against doing business with this organization (esp. the Neurology department). I was referred to them by my vet, whom I trusted. On the day that my dog was admitted, I was in a poor emotional state. They asked me to sign a number of papers, including an estimate for the various costs. I was shocked at how expensive the diagnoses and possible treatments might be. The estimate was about $2400 - way too expensive for me, but my dog was worth it. The next day the Dr. called me on my cell phone and discussed the treatment with me. Another day passed and the phone calls stopped. I visited my dog and a tech gave me the status. I later found out that they were calling my home number (a phone I don't have access to during the day and rarely use). I don't know why they stopped calling my cell phone (as we had agreed that they would do). Long story short, when I visited my dog, the tech told me that the Dr. said that my dog was improving each day. However, I could see that this was not true. I challenged the tech, and she insisted. It seemd to me that she had lied. On the 3rd day I found a couple of messages on my home phone - 1st indicated improvement and a cost of $3100, the second indicated more improvement and a cost of $3600. I was tricked, I thought. I got up early and demanded that my dog be released. I had to wait another 5 hours (and another $1000) to release him. The Dr. told me that my dog would be better off at home under my care anyway. He prescribed a medication to alleviate his paralysis and another medication to treat seizures. My dog was not having seizures - the Dr. made another mistake. Now I don't blame this Dr. for my dog's death, but I do seriously question his ethics. I feel like I was swindled out of a very large sum of money while I was in an emotionally distraught state. And, I didn't realize it until it was too late. He's definitely in it for the money. I'm happy I was able to spend several happy days with my dog after the VRCC debacle. My dog was miserable in that small confined cage. What a horrible place.

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And my loving Golden Retriever is dead.\r\nI would highly recommend against doing business with this organization (esp. the Neurology department). I was referred to them by my vet, whom I trusted. On the day that my dog was admitted, I was in a poor emotional state. They asked me to sign a number of papers, including an estimate for the various costs. I was shocked at how expensive the diagnoses and possible treatments might be. The estimate was about $2400 - way too expensive for me, but my dog was worth it. The next day the Dr. called me on my cell phone and discussed the treatment with me. Another day passed and the phone calls stopped. I visited my dog and a tech gave me the status. I later found out that they were calling my home number (a phone I don't have access to during the day and rarely use). I don't know why they stopped calling my cell phone (as we had agreed that they would do). Long story short, when I visited my dog, the tech told me that the Dr. said that my dog was improving each day. However, I could see that this was not true. I challenged the tech, and she insisted. It seemd to me that she had lied. On the 3rd day I found a couple of messages on my home phone - 1st indicated improvement and a cost of $3100, the second indicated more improvement and a cost of $3600. I was tricked, I thought. I got up early and demanded that my dog be released. I had to wait another 5 hours (and another $1000) to release him. The Dr. told me that my dog would be better off at home under my care anyway. He prescribed a medication to alleviate his paralysis and another medication to treat seizures. My dog was not having seizures - the Dr. made another mistake. Now I don't blame this Dr. for my dog's death, but I do seriously question his ethics. I feel like I was swindled out of a very large sum of money while I was in an emotionally distraught state. And, I didn't realize it until it was too late. He's definitely in it for the money. I'm happy I was able to spend several happy days with my dog after the VRCC debacle. My dog was miserable in that small confined cage. What a horrible place.

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My terrier has been in the care of the Oncology department at VRCC for over one year. When I first got the diagnosis , I was really upset and leaning against treatment. Once the treatment options were explained, I started to feel hopeful. Quality of life has been great. We still hike every weekend. Chemotherapy really went well. I never felt any pressure to start treatment but very glad that I did. No regrets.

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My terrier has been in the care of the Oncology department at VRCC for over one year. When I first got the diagnosis , I was really upset and leaning against treatment. Once the treatment options were explained, I started to feel hopeful. Quality of life has been great. We still hike every weekend. Chemotherapy really went well. I never felt any pressure to start treatment but very glad that I did. No regrets.

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My experience with the VRCC has always been excellent. When I adopted a kitten and found out he had a life threatening congenital defect we went straight there and had a surgery scheduled for the next day. The services aren't ""cheap"" but you pay for what you get. Competent, experienced specialists that know what they are doing, technicians that care and are highly trained in their field and a 24 hour facility that has important medical resources available at all hours. Five years later my cat is happy and sassy whereas he had less than two months to live before.\r\n\r\nIt can be frustrating to be referred there not really knowing why you are going but often times it is difficult to diagnose a pet's problem and may cost a lot of money for diagnostics to find out what's going on so a treatment plan can be developed. The wonderful thing about the VRCC is that you have all the specialists under one roof and if they are able to work in a joint effort to do what is best for your pet especially if your pet is a complex case. If you go in and expect them to take one look at your pet and have the magic answer and cure in the form of fairy dust, prepare to be disappointed. Be proactive and ask your general veterinarian to call for a consult before you go so you know what to expect.\r\n\r\nI will not be taking my pets anywhere else:)

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My experience with the VRCC has always been excellent. When I adopted a kitten and found out he had a life threatening congenital defect we went straight there and had a surgery scheduled for the next day. The services aren't ""cheap"" but you pay for what you get. Competent, experienced specialists that know what they are doing, technicians that care and are highly trained in their field and a 24 hour facility that has important medical resources available at all hours. Five years later my cat is happy and sassy whereas he had less than two months to live before.\r\n\r\nIt can be frustrating to be referred there not really knowing why you are going but often times it is difficult to diagnose a pet's problem and may cost a lot of money for diagnostics to find out what's going on so a treatment plan can be developed. The wonderful thing about the VRCC is that you have all the specialists under one roof and if they are able to work in a joint effort to do what is best for your pet especially if your pet is a complex case. If you go in and expect them to take one look at your pet and have the magic answer and cure in the form of fairy dust, prepare to be disappointed. Be proactive and ask your general veterinarian to call for a consult before you go so you know what to expect.\r\n\r\nI will not be taking my pets anywhere else:)

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I have had two experiences at VRCC and while the staff and vets are all very nice, you need to be careful as the bill at checkout will be a minimum of $1,000 or more. We were referred there by our vet both times and while one dog had to be euthanized the other one they wanted thousands of dollars to find a diagnosis, which we passed on, and our dog is still alive and well a year later....I would be cautious if your vet wants to refer you to VRCC.

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I have had two experiences at VRCC and while the staff and vets are all very nice, you need to be careful as the bill at checkout will be a minimum of $1,000 or more. We were referred there by our vet both times and while one dog had to be euthanized the other one they wanted thousands of dollars to find a diagnosis, which we passed on, and our dog is still alive and well a year later....I would be cautious if your vet wants to refer you to VRCC.

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These fools have done nothing helpful while racking up charges of nearly $3000.00. In the end, after meeting with literally one representative in every department except for the specialist in the department I needed, they sent me back to a general vet. Every person I interacted with was clueless and spacey.

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These fools have done nothing helpful while racking up charges of nearly $3000.00. In the end, after meeting with literally one representative in every department except for the specialist in the department I needed, they sent me back to a general vet. Every person I interacted with was clueless and spacey.

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I've brought three dogs to VRCC for various emergencies over the past 4 years. Diagnoses include bloat, ingestion of poisonous mushrooms, and stomach surgery to remove a corn cob that was stuck. Each and every time I felt that my dogs were well cared for, with plenty of time with the vets. Everyone was always very professional and kept me informed on the dog's status. They take the time to fully listen to our description of the problem - which I find "regular" vets often don't. As other reviews note, costs are high, but they are upfront about the costs. I'm so thankful they exist.

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I've brought three dogs to VRCC for various emergencies over the past 4 years. Diagnoses include bloat, ingestion of poisonous mushrooms, and stomach surgery to remove a corn cob that was stuck. Each and every time I felt that my dogs were well cared for, with plenty of time with the vets. Everyone was always very professional and kept me informed on the dog's status. They take the time to fully listen to our description of the problem - which I find "regular" vets often don't. As other reviews note, costs are high, but they are upfront about the costs. I'm so thankful they exist.

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VRCC is great! Great resources for pet owners. My golden retriever has epilepsy and they keep her medications monitored to avoid the seizures that are so difficult to handle from an emotional standpoint. Not inexpensive, but they are totally up front on cost and options and recommendations. I'm glad we have those resources in Colorado.

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VRCC is great! Great resources for pet owners. My golden retriever has epilepsy and they keep her medications monitored to avoid the seizures that are so difficult to handle from an emotional standpoint. Not inexpensive, but they are totally up front on cost and options and recommendations. I'm glad we have those resources in Colorado.

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Our eldest dog had some issues with his eye that our vet referred us to the VRCC to have taken care of. The vets here are friendly and take the time to explain the issues.

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Our eldest dog had some issues with his eye that our vet referred us to the VRCC to have taken care of. The vets here are friendly and take the time to explain the issues.

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We had many vists to VRCC and appointments with the two opthalmologists. With a german shepherd with a glaucoma we needed regular drops and meds for him.

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We had many vists to VRCC and appointments with the two opthalmologists. With a german shepherd with a glaucoma we needed regular drops and meds for him.

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Spent $2000 on our cat at this place for a one-night stay. The only thing they did was give him an ultrasound and meds - then told us they'd have to do exploratory surgery for a few thousand more (at least). So we decided to euthanize. They said they would send us a clay sculpture with his paw print, which they never did. What a rip off! Would not recommend.

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Spent $2000 on our cat at this place for a one-night stay. The only thing they did was give him an ultrasound and meds - then told us they'd have to do exploratory surgery for a few thousand more (at least). So we decided to euthanize. They said they would send us a clay sculpture with his paw print, which they never did. What a rip off! Would not recommend.

Pros: Great facility

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My cat was losing weight and urinating all over my house...I didn't know what to do! I took him to the Emergency dept. at VRCC...Dr. Rump and his technicians were SOOOO kind to me...they diagnosed my cat as being diabetic, showed me how to give him his insulin (they made me practice so I could do it at home), and gave me diabetic food to feed him. My cats are my life and this team of experts helped me figure out what was wrong! I will be forever grateful!

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My cat was losing weight and urinating all over my house...I didn't know what to do! I took him to the Emergency dept. at VRCC...Dr. Rump and his technicians were SOOOO kind to me...they diagnosed my cat as being diabetic, showed me how to give him his insulin (they made me practice so I could do it at home), and gave me diabetic food to feed him. My cats are my life and this team of experts helped me figure out what was wrong! I will be forever grateful!

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We had many contacts with the VRCC system due to having a very sick little puppy. Initially our visits were to the emergency department. We felt like our care was very good during these experiences. When our puppy needed to see specialists though, our care became very difficult and frustrating. the different systems do not communicate and work together. The emergency department acts like a gatekeeper. They would take our money, do very little, send us home and we would come back with a sicker puppy. We would again have to pay the gatekepper to then be transferred to a specialist. Things were not explained well at all. When we shared our experience we were made to feel at fault. Our puppy had a consultation with a neurologist who recommended thoughsands of dollars of tests but would not talk to us so that we could ask questions and see if the tests made sense. We ended up having the tests done at Alameda East whose system was much easier to navigate. Our experince with Dr Wheeler (interist) was very good. Otherwise it was crazy making and felt like a business instead of a place that wanted to care for my puppy. Our beloved puppy lost his fight at 1.5years old just recently. he fought and we fought but in the end it was too much to overcome. he remains a very loved and special puppy to us.

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We had many contacts with the VRCC system due to having a very sick little puppy. Initially our visits were to the emergency department. We felt like our care was very good during these experiences. When our puppy needed to see specialists though, our care became very difficult and frustrating. the different systems do not communicate and work together. The emergency department acts like a gatekeeper. They would take our money, do very little, send us home and we would come back with a sicker puppy. We would again have to pay the gatekepper to then be transferred to a specialist. Things were not explained well at all. When we shared our experience we were made to feel at fault. Our puppy had a consultation with a neurologist who recommended thoughsands of dollars of tests but would not talk to us so that we could ask questions and see if the tests made sense. We ended up having the tests done at Alameda East whose system was much easier to navigate. Our experince with Dr Wheeler (interist) was very good. Otherwise it was crazy making and felt like a business instead of a place that wanted to care for my puppy. Our beloved puppy lost his fight at 1.5years old just recently. he fought and we fought but in the end it was too much to overcome. he remains a very loved and special puppy to us.

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We took our malamute there to verify a diagnosis of osteosarcoma. They took x-rays and verified not only the cancer in his leg, but also that it had metastized into his lungs. Although a difficult time for us, the staff and doctor were very professional and caring and explained all of our options to us. I would visit them again without hesitation. Their price was also very reasonable.

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We took our malamute there to verify a diagnosis of osteosarcoma. They took x-rays and verified not only the cancer in his leg, but also that it had metastized into his lungs. Although a difficult time for us, the staff and doctor were very professional and caring and explained all of our options to us. I would visit them again without hesitation. Their price was also very reasonable.

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i'm willing to spend what ever it takes to save my animal. that being said, this place is good but very expensive. the reason is that they seem to have the latest equipment and skilled practiconers, but i think they overkill on services for many emergencies. I have used them twice. I think ACCES on wadswoth and colfax is just as capable for almost all emergencies and has a much more competetive cost...

just fyi.

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★★★☆☆

i'm willing to spend what ever it takes to save my animal. that being said, this place is good but very expensive. the reason is that they seem to have the latest equipment and skilled practiconers, but i think they overkill on services for many emergencies. I have used them twice. I think ACCES on wadswoth and colfax is just as capable for almost all emergencies and has a much more competetive cost...

just fyi.

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Ok, we may be a little over the top with 2 dogs and 5 cats, but we have the room and they all needed homes. What I'm pleased to know is that I can find boarded specialists in veterinary medicine just like I find for me. What I don't want to repeat is a tragic episode about 8 years ago when my ex-family vet pronounced a needed death sentance on my favoratie Irish Setter, without letting me know about VRCC's existence. I don't appreciate how they spent a couple thousand dollars on 'tests' when it clearly was a problem the specialists should have been seeing and moving toward treatment on in a much more expeditious manner. \r\nNow I'm personally aware of veterinary specialties and can make that choice for these dear companions that are there at the end of my stressful days. Pet insurance policies stink, but at least I can get the care. If you search veterinary specialists in the US, you'll realize how lucky we are to have such a facility in Denver. But we all know Colorado rocks.

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★★★★★

Ok, we may be a little over the top with 2 dogs and 5 cats, but we have the room and they all needed homes. What I'm pleased to know is that I can find boarded specialists in veterinary medicine just like I find for me. What I don't want to repeat is a tragic episode about 8 years ago when my ex-family vet pronounced a needed death sentance on my favoratie Irish Setter, without letting me know about VRCC's existence. I don't appreciate how they spent a couple thousand dollars on 'tests' when it clearly was a problem the specialists should have been seeing and moving toward treatment on in a much more expeditious manner. \r\nNow I'm personally aware of veterinary specialties and can make that choice for these dear companions that are there at the end of my stressful days. Pet insurance policies stink, but at least I can get the care. If you search veterinary specialists in the US, you'll realize how lucky we are to have such a facility in Denver. But we all know Colorado rocks.

Pros: very advanced veterinary medicine in a wonderful facility. faster results than I get!

Cons: it's straight out of my pocket 'cause there's no good pet insurance or enough enrollees

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I can't believe there hasn't been a review for VRCC yet. I and my animal family have sought care from VRCC several times for over five years. I intend to keep being a loyal client. Dr. Julie Martin (Cardiopulmonary) and Dr. Robyn Elmslie (Oncology), and their staffs, are expert and highly skilled, compassionate, patient, accessible, generous with their time, and on and on. Even when I haven't been there for a couple years, they know who I am when I and one of my furry kids comes in with a serious problem. The emergency vets have been thorough and efficient. Despite their obvious hectic (frenzied) work, Front Desk staff also remember me. If they don't, without question they treat me with the respect and concern due a known client. Front Desk staff also care about what is going on, either overtly or by handling me and my family with knowing wisdom and efficiency. It's a big place, but human touches make it comfortable and comforting. Because specializations are broken out into separate practise groups, one gets the experience of a smaller, more personal clinic. VRCC and the people mentioned in this review have provided terrific support, counsel, peace of mind -- which is critical when the time comes to end the suffering of a loved family member.

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★★★★★

I can't believe there hasn't been a review for VRCC yet. I and my animal family have sought care from VRCC several times for over five years. I intend to keep being a loyal client. Dr. Julie Martin (Cardiopulmonary) and Dr. Robyn Elmslie (Oncology), and their staffs, are expert and highly skilled, compassionate, patient, accessible, generous with their time, and on and on. Even when I haven't been there for a couple years, they know who I am when I and one of my furry kids comes in with a serious problem. The emergency vets have been thorough and efficient. Despite their obvious hectic (frenzied) work, Front Desk staff also remember me. If they don't, without question they treat me with the respect and concern due a known client. Front Desk staff also care about what is going on, either overtly or by handling me and my family with knowing wisdom and efficiency. It's a big place, but human touches make it comfortable and comforting. Because specializations are broken out into separate practise groups, one gets the experience of a smaller, more personal clinic. VRCC and the people mentioned in this review have provided terrific support, counsel, peace of mind -- which is critical when the time comes to end the suffering of a loved family member.

Pros: Thumbs Up All the Way

Cons: I can live with how large a facility and company (companies) VRCC is.

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VRCC is simply the best in Colorado and probably the whole region. The staff is incredibly caring and professional and the facility is top notch. They specialize in everything that there is to do to small animals and they are conveniently located just south of Denver. My pets have used the Emergency Department and the Internal Medicine (IM) Department and I can?t say enough good things about both areas. The doctors in the IM Department were able to treat my dog and bring him back to health after two other animal hospitals had failed. When I had to bring my dog in on a Sunday after he suddenly collapsed they responded quickly and capably and it was a great comfort to know he was getting the best care. They aren?t the cheapest vets around but you get the best quality care. They also itemize what everything is going to cost before treatment and are willing to discuss other options if you can?t afford their recommendation.

PROS: caring, top quality staff; wonderful facility, great location
CONS: none

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★★★★★

VRCC is simply the best in Colorado and probably the whole region. The staff is incredibly caring and professional and the facility is top notch. They specialize in everything that there is to do to small animals and they are conveniently located just south of Denver. My pets have used the Emergency Department and the Internal Medicine (IM) Department and I can?t say enough good things about both areas. The doctors in the IM Department were able to treat my dog and bring him back to health after two other animal hospitals had failed. When I had to bring my dog in on a Sunday after he suddenly collapsed they responded quickly and capably and it was a great comfort to know he was getting the best care. They aren?t the cheapest vets around but you get the best quality care. They also itemize what everything is going to cost before treatment and are willing to discuss other options if you can?t afford their recommendation.

PROS: caring, top quality staff; wonderful facility, great location
CONS: none

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This is a specialized vet hospital located across from the old Cinderella City Mall on Jason Street in Englewood, CO. I believe their open 24/7. Some of the best veterinary doctors in Colorado work here. They have handled a lot of high profile animal cases. I had to have a bone marrow aspiret done on my cat and I was impressed with the knowledge and skill level of my vets. They handle everything from emergency services, to allergies, surgeries, cancer etc. I have friends from WY who have brought their pets to this hospital and were also very pleased with the services they received.

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★★★★☆

This is a specialized vet hospital located across from the old Cinderella City Mall on Jason Street in Englewood, CO. I believe their open 24/7. Some of the best veterinary doctors in Colorado work here. They have handled a lot of high profile animal cases. I had to have a bone marrow aspiret done on my cat and I was impressed with the knowledge and skill level of my vets. They handle everything from emergency services, to allergies, surgeries, cancer etc. I have friends from WY who have brought their pets to this hospital and were also very pleased with the services they received.

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