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Emergency Veterinary Care

 New England Animal Hospital provides urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours.

(508) 996-6700

Daytime Urgent Care

Contact New England Animal Hospital

  • Monday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:30 am - 01:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: (508) 996-6700

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital locations below. 

Urgent Care Veterinary Services

If your pet requires urgent care services for minor illnesses or injuries after hours, please contact the hospital below.

Veterinary Urgent Care Centres handle issues such as small cuts, ear infections, mild vomiting, and other medical concerns that are not considered emergencies.  

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Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead - During regular business hours call us right away to see if we can fit your pet in to see the doctor. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to the veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an urgent appointment at New England Animal Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    New England Animal Hospital provides urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours.

    Please contact us in advance before coming to the clinic so we can ensure we can see your pet. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit one of the emergency vet locations shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians may see urgent cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:30 am - 01:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care and you should contact one of the emergency hospital listed for emergency care:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Fairhaven animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. Please call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide urgent care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. If your pet needs extended care, our veterinarians will refer you to one of the Emergency animal hospitals detailed above. 

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    We treat cats and dogs only, for small mammals, birds, reptiles or other exotic animal please contact one of the emergency hospitals above. 

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New Patients Welcome

New England Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Fairhaven companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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