Preparing for a Visit

Scheduling & Preparing for a Visit

When scheduling an appointment with our specialty services you will be connected with a liason who will assist you and will provide any information you may need prior to your appointment. Tufts VETS may require a deposit for the examination fee at the time of making an appointment. For more information on our pre-payment policy click here.

Please bring copies of your pet's medical records to your appointment including:

  • Vaccine history - Please include a copy of your pet's current rabies certificate
  • Radiographs (x-rays) if applicable
  • Current and past medications including vitamins and herbal supplements
  • Current diet
  • Travel history (within and outside of the United States)

All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a carrier while at Tufts VETS.

If your pet is coming in for surgery, please ask your veterinarian about withholding food prior to the procedure. Always have fresh water available to your pet.

If your pet is hospitalized, you may provide us with your pet's normal diet to be fed in the hospital. We have a selection of veterinary diets from Hills, Royal Canin, and Purina Veterinary Diets to offer our hospitalized patients. We do not feed raw (BARF-type) diets in the hospital because handling of raw meats may allow the transmission of bacterial diseases to humans and other animals.

If your pet may be hospitalized, please bring your pet's medication with you to your appointment.

We ask that you take your pet's leash and collar or your cat's carrier home with you when your pet is hospitalized.

We have a large selection of pet beds, pillows and blankets to keep your pet comfortable while in the hospital. If you choose to leave items with your pet, Tufts VETS is not responsible for returning those items to you.