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

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

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)