Emergencies

How do I know my pet is having an emergency?
pet emergency, difficulty breathing, collapse, trauma, wounds, bleeding, seizures, dartmouth, massachusetts, veterinarian, Anchor Animal Hospital, emergency hospitalsSymptoms that should been seen by a veterinarian immediately:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Collapse
  • Trauma (such as hit by car)
  • Wounds (such as dog fights)
  • Bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty walking
  • Inability to urinate
  • Profuse vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bloody vomit or diarrhea
  • Eye problems
  • Painful or swollen abdomen
  • Pain of any kind
  • Any problem that you think needs to be evaluated immediately or can’t wait until an available appointment.


Where can I go in an emergency?
Anchor Animal Hospital is available for emergencies Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 8 PM, Friday 8 AM – 7 PM, Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10am-4pm.

We work with several emergency hospitals in the area to provide service outside of these hours. If your pet is having an emergency outside of these hours we recommend that you bring them to either MA-RI Veterinary Emergency, in Swansea, or Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, in Buzzards Bay. We receive detailed reports regarding your pet’s condition and are happy to provide any needed follow-up or further care needed.

If possible please call first so that we can anticipate your pet’s arrival during an emergency.

MA-RI Veterinary Emergency
477 Milford Rd
Swansea, MA 02777 – SEE MAP
(508) 730-1112

Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists
11 Bourne Bridge Approach
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 – SEE MAP
(508) 759-5125