Middlesex Veterinary Center

Emergency Vet in Littleton, MA

As pet owners, we all want our pets to be healthy and happy. But sometimes, unexpected emergencies can arise, and it's important to know what to do in these situations.

During Business Hours

If you have an emergency during our regular business hours and are bringing your pet in for treatment, please call our office at 978-952-8500 in advance to ensure that there is a veterinarian on site and prepared to evaluate and treat your pet immediately.

There also may be times when it is advisable to bring your pet directly to an emergency facility; in those instances, calling ahead will allow us to instruct you appropriately.

After Business Hours

If you have an emergency outside of our regular business hours, we recommend that you contact one of the following emergency facilities; all are open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, including holidays. It is always recommended that you call ahead to the facility.

Please be aware that veterinary specialists are typically available at emergency facilities during regular business hours. Usually a pet in an emergency situation will be admitted to the facility and it's condition stabilized until it is possible for a specialist (if needed) to evaluate and treat the animal.

Westford Veterinary Emergency & Referral Center
11 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 100 (Rte. 110)
Westford, MA 01886
978-577-6525

Animal Medical Center Emergency & Referral of New England
159 Main Dunstable Road (exit 5W off Route 3 North)
Nashua, NH 03060
603-821-7222

*Open 7 days a week only from 8am-8pm*

Other Area Emergency Facilities

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
20 Cabot Road
Woburn, MA 01801
781-932-5802

Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Medicine
180 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA 02451
781-684-8387

MSPCA-Angell West
293 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
781-902-8400

Angell Animal Medical Center/MSPCA
350 S. Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130
617-522-7282

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Foster Hospital for Small Animals
55 Willard Street
North Grafton, MA 01536
Emergency Services: 508-839-5395

Veterinary Urgent Care
219 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH 03060
603-966-3462

Pet Medic Urgent Care
1 Oak Street, Suite 1A
Westborough, MA 01581
508-525-4844

What is Considered a Pet Emergency?

A pet emergency is any situation that requires immediate medical attention for your pet. These emergencies can range from minor injuries to life-threatening conditions. Some common examples of pet emergencies include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe bleeding
  • Ingestion of toxic substances
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Injuries from accidents or fights
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Sudden changes in behavior or appetite

If you notice any of these symptoms in your pet, it's important to seek emergency care as soon as possible. Delaying treatment can lead to more serious complications and even death.

Poison Control

If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, please call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC)* at 888-426-4435 right away. The APCC is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

You may also contact the Pet Poison Hotline* at 855-886-7965.

*A consultation fee may apply.

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