Providing Unsurpassed Veterinary

Emergency & Specialty Care

Tufts VETS (Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties) in Walpole, MA serves pets throughout New England with 24-hour emergency veterinary and specialty referral services. We see over 20,000 cases each year. Our specialty services include anesthesiology, cardiology, critical care, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology and surgery.

Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties Forms

All clients are asked to preregister online prior to their visit. Please click here to view and complete the appropriate forms.

For the most efficient service we ask that you complete the appropriate forms online prior to your visit with your pet.


Dear pet parents: safe for you + safe for us = optimal chance to care for your pet.

Several of our specialty services are able to allow ONE pet parent into the exam room for an appointment: oncology, surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, cardiology.

Day procedure admissions will remain curbside as will all other services. Our emergency and ophthalmology services care for so many patients per day that we cannot handle in-person appointments with adequate sanitation and safety.

Any person who enters Tufts VETS must wear a mask. For those who cannot wear masks, we offer our curbside care.


Update on Hospital Operations:

  • For emergencies, please call ahead to discuss your pet’s condition so we may advise you about the urgency of the problem. (508) 668-5454 THIS IS BECAUSE:
    • Due to periodic high numbers of critical patients in our hospital, we may need to advise you to seek care for your less critical pet at your primary care vet, or at other nearby hospitals or urgent care clinics. We will provide you with a list of such facilities. There is a limit to the number of very ill patients our doctors and nurses can care for. The entire region is faced with more urgent and emergency cases than they can handle with current veterinarian and nurse staffing and space.
  • We are continuing with curbside care for emergency service patients.
  • Many of our specialty services have opened to one client per pet per visit. See above. We look forward to seeing your masked faces inside!
  • Medication refills may be mailed to you or picked up outside. To request a mailed refill, please call ahead at least 5 business days in advance, or 48 hours in advance of onsite pickup.
  • Prescription foods must be ordered 5 days in advance. Pick-up will take place outside the hospital between 8am and 6pm.
  • Payment by credit card only. We are not able to take cash payments at this time.
  • To protect our staff, anyone experiencing a cough, fever, or chills, or who has been exposed to a COVID-19 positive person in the past 2 weeks will not be permitted to enter Tufts VETS.

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