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Emergency Pet Care

Find treatment fast.

We are equipped to see certain veterinary emergencies during our regular hours. However, if your pet experiences an after-hours emergency, they require an overnight observation, or we determine they require a level of specialty care that can be better provided elsewhere, we’ll refer you to the closest specialty care or emergency animal hospital.

In case of an after-hours emergency, please contact:

Tufts – Foster Hospital for Small Animals
55 Willard St, North Grafton, MA 01536
(P) 508-839-5395
For Emergencies dial: 508-839-5395 (press 3)

Tufts VETS (Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties)
525 South Street, Walpole, MA 02081
(P) 508-668-5454

Angell Animal Medical Center
350 S Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(P) 617-522-7282

ASPCA Animal Poison Control
(P) 888-426-4435

Pet Poison Helpline
(P) 800-213-6680


  • During regular office hours — Call us and we will triage
  • After Hours — Call Tufts-Foster Small Animal Hospital at (508) 839-5395

Some Common Emergencies

  • Ingest Foreign Substance — Please call the Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435
  • Hit By Car — Please seek immediate veterinary assistance, even if your pet seems bright and alert
  • Seizure — If your dog is having a seizure for more than 5 minutes, please contact a vet immediately. A seizure lasting more than 15 minutes MUST BE STOPPED.
  • Excessive Vomiting or Diarrhea — Contact a veterinarian for assistance
  • Problems Breathing — Immediately contact Tufts-Foster Hospital for Small Animals at (508) 839-5395

For immediate assistance, call us at (508) 870-0600.

Emergency Veterinary Care