in case of emergency with your pet
If you have an animal emergency, Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital provides on-site emergency care for our regular clients during business hours (see hospital hours below) and we are on call until 8:00 pm for our regular clients, during the week. If you are not currently a regular client and your pet has an emergency, please call our office to check for availability.
If you suspect or know that your pet has eaten or been exposed to a toxic substance or product, contact your veterinarian, or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
6 Things You Should Know in Case of an Emergency with Your Pet
In addition to these six things, you should also be prepared with methods of payment for your pet's emergency care. Emergency care is often more expensive than routine care due to the intensity of diagnostics, monitoring and treatment required, and it is your responsibility as a pet owner to pay for that care. Delaying emergency care to avoid emergency fees could put your pet's life at risk. Planning ahead for financial coverage of emergencies - perhaps by having a separate account or credit card for emergency use only, or pet insurance - can help minimize stress.