Delivering Cutting-Edge Emergency Veterinary Care to the Grand Valley and Beyond

At Animal ER of the Western Slope, our mission is clear: to provide the Grand Valley and its surrounding communities with the most advanced and compassionate emergency veterinary care available. We understand that when it comes to your beloved pets, every second counts during a medical crisis. That’s why we are dedicated to offering cutting-edge veterinary services when you need them most.

Emergency Care – What We Do Best

Available from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weeknights, and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.

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Our hospital is equipped with state of the art radiology, ultrasound, rigid endoscopy and laboratory equipment to help get answers for your pet quickly. We also use telemedicine to involve your primary care veterinarian and veterinary specialists.

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Our veterinary team employs advanced techniques and training to ensure that your pet is taken care of during a surgical crisis. Our group of veterinarians has decades of experience in emergency surgery, and is capable of handling a wide variety of crises. From removal of simple foreign objects, to advanced trauma cases. We utilize cutting-edge monitoring and medications to perform procedures on critically-ill pets.

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Critical Care

Our facility has a dedicated ICU, meaning that staff members are assigned to constantly and exclusively monitor our hospitalized patients. We offer oxygen therapy, constant heart rate monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, and advanced therapeutics like pressor therapy to help the most critical patients.

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While your pet is here, there is always a veterinarian and a support team on-site caring for them. We also stock a wide variety of specialty medications and treatments not found in routine practice in order to support our sickest patients. Whenever your pet is here, we always have staff members present to answer any questions you have over the phone. We also encourage visitation!

What to Expect

Patients are seen based on triage, with the most serious cases being seen first.
Sadly, this means we can’t accept or honor appointments.

We appreciate a call to let us know you’re on your way so we can be prepared to take care of your pet upon arrival. You can even check in online!

Your pet will be triaged for assessment upon arrival. A veterinarian is on site at all times.

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If your pet is stable, you will be seated in our lobby and asked to fill out paperwork.

  • Once paperwork is completed, you will be placed into an exam room and a technician will come in to perform vitals and get more info on what brings you and your pet in.
  • After your pet is examined, an estimate of costs for diagnostics and/or treatments will be provided.
  • Due to our status as an emergency room, sometimes waits are unavoidable as we care for critical patients. Our team pledges to communicate clearly in this event, and do everything we can to minimize wait times.
  • Most test results will be performed and completed within 1-2 hours. Treatments may require more time. If you’d like to leave, we’re happy to monitor your pet in hospital while diagnostics and treatments are performed. We can call you with results and let you know the next steps in the treatment plan.
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If your pet is in critical condition, the receptionist will collect a stabilization deposit while the doctor and technicians start stabilizing your pet in the treatment area.

  • Stabilization may include placing an IV catheter, initiating pain medication and IV fluids. Also the stabilization fee may include performing blood work, x-rays or ultrasound.
  • If your pet will require surgery or hospitalization an estimate for costs will be provided.
  • You will be placed into a room while your pet is being stabilized.
  • We accept cash, credit card, Scratch Pay, and Care Credit (links to Scratch Pay, Care Credit).
  • Once your pet is stabilizing a doctor will discuss the findings and the plan moving forward.
  • We are also happy to provide information to your pet’s insurance provider.
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We encourage visitation during your pets stay!

You may call at any time for an update on your pet. Pet updates are typically given by the treatment technician assigned to your pet. The doctor will give you an update at least once daily.

We will send all records including diagnostics and treatment plan to your regular veterinarian or a specialist.

Our Team

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Dr. Graham Molinaro

Owner + Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Graham Molinaro

Graham Molinaro found his calling in emergency veterinary medicine as a technician over 20 years ago. Upon graduation from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Molinaro immediately went into practice in emergency veterinary medicine. He fell in love with the Grand Valley while on vacation, and came here to act as medical director of an emergency clinic in 2014.

Dr. Molinaro remains deeply interested in the management of complex critical cases, and has developed advanced surgical skills to address these. He has extensive experience finding solutions for complex cases on his own, due to practicing in rural settings for the majority of his career. Some of his most rewarding and successful cases have been patients suffering from gastric-dilatation volvulus (bloat), penetrating abdominal wounds, and diaphragmatic hernias. In addition, Dr. Molinaro has trained dozens of emergency veterinarians throughout his career, and believes that excellent front-line emergency care plays an irreplaceable role in helping animals.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Molinaro enjoys spending time with his dog (Roscoe), 2 cats (Willow and Ella), wife (Melissa), daughter (Adeline), and son (Ethan).When that drives him crazy, you can find him mountain-biking in a completely age-inappropriate manner.

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Dr. Terry McQuade

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Terry McQuade

Dr. McQuade graduated with her DVM from Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she moved to Maine and joined a mixed animal practice. After 8 years there, it was time to open her own small animal practice in Northern Maine. What started as a small single doctor practice rapidly grew into a busy 3 doctor practice. As there were no emergency or referral practices within a 7 hr drive, emergencies were seen 24/7. After 20+ years, it was time to come home to Colorado to be near family. She owned a physical rehabilitation practice in Glenwood Springs for a few years but missed the excitement of emergency medicine. Dr. McQuade worked in an emergency practice in Grand Junction for 6 years before becoming disillusioned with corporate veterinary medicine. She joined with like minded colleagues to open the Animal ER of the Western Slope and provide quality emergency critical care to the region’s pets.

During her free time, Dr. McQuade enjoys the outdoors with her family, horses, dogs, alpacas, and chickens. She has a special place in her heart for Bull Terriers and now raises and shows Bull Terriers whenever time permits.

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Dr. Bebe Hoang

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Bebe Hoang

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Bebe Hoang is proud to have received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs). Although her love for the south is unwavering, she has placed her roots in Western Colorado by opening the Animal ER alongside her colleagues. Her decision to open the Animal ER comes after recognizing the immense need for a locally-owned and reliable emergency service. Her favorite part about emergency medicine is the adrenaline rush that comes with saving lives! Dr. Bebe is excited to meet you and help your animals day or night. When she’s not in the ER, you may find her paddling the Colorado river, throwing pottery at the Art Center, or climbing the walls of Unaweep Canyon. She also enjoys spending time with her husband (Jas), dogs (Dakota, Bruno and Zero), and cat (Ollie).

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Jennie Hudson

Veterinarian Tech

Jennie Hudson

Jennie Hudson is a Colorado girl through and through. Born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Vail, she grew up with all kinds of pets and spent her summers volunteering at local veterinary clinics and the animal shelter. She attended CSU and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and began her career as a full time technician shortly after graduation.

She moved to the Western Slope in 2000 where she worked in multiple day practices until she found and fell in love with emergency medicine in 2005. She has been involved in emergency medicine in the Grand Junction area ever since. She enjoys teaching the next generation of technicians and creating in them a passion for this industry.

She and her family also operate a small ranch where they mainly breed show lambs and show goats for 4H kids, which her kids were heavily involved in at the local, state and national level during their 4H careers. Her constant sidekicks are a faithful Black Lab, Bo, a very protective blue heeler mix, Huckleberry, and a bossy Whippet mix, Prancer. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her husband, son and daughter on Lake Powell fishing and enjoying family time.

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Veterinary Technician

Samantha (Sami) Sours

Samantha (Sami) Sours was born in Glenwood Springs and raised in Silt Colorado. She grew up with a wide variety of pets and had a habit of taking in rescues. She spent every chance she could get volunteering at the local veterinary clinic. At a young age she knew she wanted to become a veterinary technician so she attended Colorado Mountain College- Veterinary Technology Program and received an associates degree of veterinary technology and certificate in shelter management. While attending school she spent time working at an animal shelter and Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation where she found a love for wildlife.

She moved to the western slope shortly after graduation and started her career as a certified veterinary technician in day practice but then quickly moved into emergency medicine. She has been involved in emergency medicine in the Grand Valley since 2014. She has a passion for emergency medicine and strives to learn new things everyday.

While not at work she loves to spend time with her husband (David), two wild boys (Jase & Hunter), Dogs (Leroy & Strudel), and Cats (Opal & Frank). Family time is very important to her. She also enjoys paddle boarding, snowmobiling, hiking, camping, and reading a good book.