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Anchor Community Information page to assist you in locating important links to help manage your pet(s) veterinary care at our hospital.

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Pet Health Network / Petly

As your pet’s personal health page, Petly is a special place for you and your pet! It’s your pet’s story in one place (photos, health/appointment reminders, tips & tricks, and more!)

Pet Record Copies

If you would like to obtain a copy of your pet’s medical records, simply contact the front office team. Please allow for 48-72 hours 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.


pet emergency, difficulty breathing, collapse, trauma, wounds, bleeding, seizures, dartmouth, massachusetts, veterinarian, Anchor Animal Hospital, emergency hospitalsHow do I know if my pet is having an emergency?

Symptoms that should be seen by a veterinarian immediately:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Collapse
  • Trauma (such as hit by car)
  • Head Trauma
  • Fainting or Loss Consciousness
  • Choking
  • Wounds (such as dog fights)
  • Bleeding
  • Seizures
  • 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
  • Fever
  • 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

Chocolate Toxicity Calculator

Where can I go in an emergency?

Anchor Animal Hospital is available for emergencies Monday-Friday 8 AM – 8 PM,  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.

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

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.