VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital

Handling Pet Emergencies

What to do in an emergency:

• Try to remain calm.
Remaining calm will help you to better focus on what you need to do to get help for your pet and help your pet to remain calm as well.

• If possible, call VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital at (413) 783-1203 first to describe the nature of your pet's problem.
Our staff will give you instructions on how to handle your pet while en route and give you directions to the hospital. They will also alert our medical staff of your pet's emergency.

• Use absolute caution when handling and moving your pet.
When injured and scared, even a loving pet may bite. If in doubt, gently place a towel or blanket over his or her head, making certain to provide good air circulation for breathing. This will help settle the animal.
 

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital
1235 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Tel (413) 783-0603
Tel  (413) 783-1203

Please click here for directions for our facility

In the event of a pet medical emergency, please call us at 413-783-0603 or drive immediately to our facility - no appointment is needed. VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital has doctors and staff on duty and ready to assist you and your pet during a medical crisis - 24/7, 365 days a year.

PLEASE NOTE:  After 11 pm our hospital's front door is locked for security reasons. Simply ring the doorbell to the left of the front door, and our ICU staff will come immediately to aid you and your pet.

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