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For an Emergency, please contact or immediately take your pet to:

VCA South Shore
595 Columbian Street
South Weymouth, MA 02190
Phone: 781-337-6622
Fax: 781-337-0069

Angell Memorial
350 South Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: (617) 522-7282
Fax: (617) 989-1635

Signs of an animal emergency include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hit by car
  • Broken bone
  • Collapse or disorientation
  • Significant bleeding
  • Severe animal attack
  • Inability to stand or walk
  • Dystocia (female dog having difficulty giving birth)
  • Antifreeze ingestion

Like people, pets may need urgent care for illness or injury. But what if your regular veterinarian is closed? Veterinary Urgent Care Center is here to help your pet – and you – feel better in no time.


  • Mild to moderate vomiting or diarrhea
  • Ear infections and hotspots
  • Lethargy or anorexia (not eating)
  • Limping or lameness
  • Seizures
  • Itching, facial swelling, or allergic reaction
  • Torn toenail
  • Scooting or licking
  • Mild to moderate lacerations,  burns or wounds (that are not severe or life threatening)
  • Ingestion of toxic substances
  • Presence of mass or bump
  • Pain or discomfort (whimpering, hiding, tender to touch)
  • Eye problems
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Male cats straining or not producing urine (should be seen ASAP)