What To Do In Emergencies

Puppy with porcupine quill injuries

Emergency Resources

Since we do not respond to emergencies outside of our normal business hours or during vacation periods, we like to recommend our favorites in case your pet requires immediate medical attention, treatment or care:

Mid-State Mobile Veterinary Clinic is on duty: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30am-5:00pm and Wednesday 8:30am-6:00pm.
Closed Thursdays and weekends.

Outside of the hours that we're on-duty, please call one of the 24-Hour Hospitals below for assistance:

Our hospital is in close communication with the following centers regarding the care and diagnosis that your pet receives. Mid-State can then provide you with follow-up services as you may need them. If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, get help right away:

  • Abdominal bloating or swelling
  • Birthing problems (e.g. no puppy or kitten in more than 90 minutes)
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Eye disorder
  • Fainting or collapse
  • Heatstroke
  • Hind limb paralysis (slight or partial paralysis)
  • Prolonged fever
  • Prolonged or heavy bleeding
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Respiratory difficulty
  • Restlessness or retching in a large breed dog
  • Seizures
  • Trauma (e.g. hit by a car, bike, or other forceful object), even with no visible injury
  • White, bright red, bluish, brown, or dark gums (or other mucous membranes)
  • Snake bite
  • Pain
Angell Memorial Animal Hospital

350 South Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282, PRESS 1

Blue Pearl Emergency and Specialty Center of New England

180 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 684-8387

Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty, IVG

5 Strathmore Rd
Natick, MA
(508) 319-2117

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, IVG

20 Cabot Rd.
Woburn, MA 01801

Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital

141 Greenfield Rd.
South Deerfield, MA

Wachusett Animal Hospital & Pet Retreat (WAHPR)

29 Theodore Dr
Westminster, MA
(978) 407-1122

Westford Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital

11 Cornerstone Square
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 577-6525