Emergency Pet Care

Find treatment fast.

We are equipped to see certain veterinary emergencies during our regular hours. However, if your pet experiences an after-hours emergency, they require an overnight observation, or we determine they require a level of specialty care that can be better provided elsewhere, we’ll refer you to the closest specialty care or emergency animal hospital.

For immediate assistance, call us at (802) 893-4000.

In case of an after-hours emergency, please contact:

Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists
1417 Marshall Ave, Williston, VT 05495
P: (802) 863-2387

PEAK Veterinary Referral Center
158 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495
P: (802) 878-2022

Pet Poison Hotline
Available 24/7 to answer any and all toxicity questions
P: (855) 764-7661


Basic First Aid

A sick or injured animal is often in a frightened state, so if emergency first aid is necessary protect yourself (even if it's your own pet); cats can be handled with gloves or wrapped in a blanket - a dog can be muzzled. If there's any question of seriousness, follow up your first aid with advice from your veterinarian, whose listing should be kept handy with other emergency phone numbers.

Of course, before an emergency ever arises, it's a good idea to learn all you can about first aid techniques and pet health care. Never leave dangerous objects like pins, needles, or fish hooks within reach. And be well aware of your pet's normal behavior, so you can recognize what's not normal. Remember that the objective is to relieve suffering...perhaps even to save a life. Emergency first aid is most effective when rendered quickly, but calmly.

 

Emergency Veterinary Care