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.


Our staff is completing their COVID 19 vaccinations and as they do we will gradually open to certain services.

Opening on June 22: oncology, surgery and dermatology service appointments with ONLY one family member per appointment.

Day procedure admissions will remain curbside as will all other services.

Any client 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 other nearby hospitals. We will provide you with a list of such hospitals. There is a limit to the number of very ill patients our doctors and nurses can care for.
  • We are continuing with curbside care for emergency service patients.
  • As our staff become fully vaccinated, our specialty services will gradually open to one client per pet per visit. 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 tested positive for COVID-19 in the past month, or has a COVID-19 test pending will not be permitted to enter Tufts VETS.

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