Day Case Admissions
Our Anchor Animal Hospital Team is here to provide veterinary care to our valued Anchor clients and their beloved pets. COVID-19 has affected Anchor as well as our clients, patients and team. We have been and are continuing to work diligently to prepare and ensure that we can continue to provide the care your pet(s) need. For this reason, in addition to our normal appointments, we will be offering day case admissions or drop off appointments for your pet(s). These appointments will allow you to fill out your paperwork online and then drop your pet off at the hospital at a designated time. The doctor will examine your pet and speak to you over the phone to review your pet's medical health and treatment plan. After completion of the plan and the veterinarian has spoken with you, we will schedule a pick-up time. You will be able to pay over the phone, online or in person. We are also happy to offer car side admissions if you are immunocompromised or concerned about entering the building.
To schedule a day case admission or drop off appointment for your pet please call us at (508) 996-3731 and complete the Admission Form below.
Please also review the Consent Form below as you will be asked to sign a Consent Form at the time of admission.
We will need to be able to reach you while your pet is here in our hospital. We will ask for a minimum deposit of $100 at the time of admission or a deposit of 50% of the estimate. If the deposit exceeds the cost of care you will be refunded the difference.
PetDesk is your pet's personal health app. It’s your pet’s story in one place, photos, schedule appointment, health/appointment reminders, vaccine history and more!
Pet Record Copies
If you would like to obtain a copy of your pet’s medical records, simply contact the client service team. Please allow for 3 to 7 business days for your request to be processed. You can obtain them in an electronic/digital format or paper copy. We also have the capability to email and/or fax records, bloodwork, and digital x-rays. You may also access you vaccine history and lab results through our PetDesk app.
How do I know if my pet is having an emergency?
Symptoms that should be seen by a veterinarian immediately:
- Difficulty breathing
- Trauma (such as hit by car)
- Head Trauma
- Fainting or Loss Consciousness
- Wounds (such as dog fights)
- Difficulty walking or hunching
- Inability to urinate
- Profuse vomiting or diarrhea
- Trying to vomit and not producing vomit
- Bloody vomit or diarrhea
- Prolonged exposure to extreme heat or cold
- 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
- Exposure to possible toxin (medicine, antifreeze, xylitol gum, plants, marijuana)
If you suspect your pet has ingested a toxin please contact the ASPCA poison control center at 1(888) 426-4435, the consultation is $65 unless your pet has an active HomeAgain Membership
Where can I go in an emergency?
Anchor Animal Hospital is available for limited emergencies Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8am-6pm, Tuesday 8am-7pm, and Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM. Please call prior to coming down for an emergency.
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 follow-up or further care needed.
COVID-19 has resulted in an increase in the demand for veterinary care, on occasion veterinary ERs have been forced to turn away none critical cases. We recommend you call the ER before you head down to ensure your pet can we seen with minimal wait time. Please be aware that veterinary ERs will require a deposit prior to seeing your pet.
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
- Bay State Veterinary Emergency
76 Baptist St
Swansea, MA 02777 - SEE MAP
- Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists
11 Bourne Bridge Approach
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 - SEE MAP
- Ocean State Veterinary Specialist
1480 S County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818 - SEE MAP
Home Again Microchip
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
A HomeAgain microchip is permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet's shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.