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Veterinary Urgent Care

During our regular clinic hours, New England Animal Hospital offers urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs for established clients on a limited basis. We're also pleased to recommend three after-hours emergency veterinary hospitals listed below.  

(508) 996-6700

Daytime Urgent Veterinary Care in Fairhaven

Our urgent care team addresses urgent, same-day issues that are not life-threatening. We have very limited space for same-day appointments, which are for established clients.

For life-threatening emergencies, contact one of the emergency hospitals listed below.

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

After Hours Veterinary Emergencies

Is your pet experiencing an emergency after our regular business hours? Please contact one of these emergency veterinary hospitals:

Veterinary Urgent & Emergency Care

Is your pet displaying any symptoms or behaviors you're concerned about? Contact our office right away, or any of the after-hours emergency pet hospital locations listed above.

While emergency departments are meant to address serious and life-threatening issues, New England Animal Hospital's urgent care team addresses urgent, same-day issues that are not life-threatening. Please note that our urgent care spots are very limited for same-day appointments, and these are for established clients. Depending on our caseload when you arrive, you may be referred to another urgent care or emergency facility near Fairhaven. Animals are our passion, and we are proud to provide quality medical care when required. 

Steps to Take in an Urgent Care Situation

Follow these steps if your pet is in need of urgent care:

  • Call Ahead - During regular business hours, call us right away. After hours, contact any of the emergency animal hospitals 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. Animals in pain often react negatively toward anyone trying to help and may 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.

Veterinary Urgent Care 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 urgent veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of urgent situations that require same-day care but are not necessarily life-threatening:

    • Ear or eye issues
    • Bite wounds or lacerations
    • Limping
    • Nail or paw issues
    • Abscesses
    • Coughing/Sneezing
    • Decreased appetite 
    • Hives, swelling or reactions
    • Bad breath
    • Urinary problems/accidents
    • Fever
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  • 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 urgent care appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit one of the 24/7 animal emergency hospitals 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 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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