Urgent Care Services at Tufts VETS

Urgent care has become a convenient, and efficient, option for pet families that do not need the full services of a busy ER but who cannot get an urgent appointment with their family veterinarian. Tufts VETS Urgent Care will make you feel fully supported with a team of specialists on site, backed by the trusted Tufts name. If your pet is assessed by our team and they determine the need for hospitalization, or surgery, our Urgent Care team will facilitate transfer for you. The Service is housed within the full-service hospital and thus you can feel comfortable that diagnostics and treatments are available, at all times.

Hours of Availability

Hours vary, please call for availability.

Walk-ins are welcome but we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our Urgent Care Liaison, Becky Ray. Phone: (508) 668-5454, extension 4

Conditions That We Accept Through Urgent Care

  • Ears (itching, aural hematoma)
  • Eyes (swelling, discharge, squinting, redness)
  • Skin (new lumps/bumps, itching, hot spot)
  • Small bite wounds, lacerations
  • Torn toenail
  • Suspected urinary tract infection (frequency, urgency, blood in urine)
  • Acute onset diarrhea (otherwise eating/drinking)
  • Single limb lameness
  • Acute onset cough/sneeze (otherwise eating/drinking)
  • Ruptured, or infected, skin cyst/mass
  • Anal sac concerns

Conditions That Should Go Directly to Emergency & Critical Care

  • Hit by car
  • Collapse
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Seizures
  • Unable to urinate
  • Broken Bone
  • Foreign object, toxin ingestion

Urgent Care Services at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties
  • Referring Veterinarians
  • Tufts VETS offers many specialty services as an extension of the primary care veterinarian, and we recognize the important role we play in helping you provide optimum medical care for your clients and patients.
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  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Tufts VETS offers emergency and critical care services and surgeries around the clock for pets requiring immediate surgical intervention.
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