in case of emergency with your pet

If you are not currently a client and your pet has an emergency please contact one of two local highly qualified EMERGENCY HOSPITALS. VESH in South Deerfield or Upstate Veterinary Specialties in Latham, NY.

We are general practice veterinary hospital. If you have an animal emergency, Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital provides on-site emergency care for our regular clients during business hours if we have not reached our capacity for the day (see hospital hours below) . If you are not currently a regular client and your pet has an emergency, please call our office to check for availability or call an Emergency Hosptial.

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.