Emergency Animal Hospitals

If an animal is in crisis, get them to a veterinarian at once.  If the emergency is happening when the veterinarian's office is closed, there are four 24-hour emergency animal hospitals in the region that can help:

  • Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (South Deerfield, MA) 413.665.4911
  • New England Veterinary Center & Cancer Care (Windsor, CT) 860.688.8400
  • Tufts New England Veterinary Medical Center (North Grafton, MA) 413.839.5395

NOTE:  Effective 4/8/18 Boston Road Animal Hospital (Springfield, MA) will no longer be open 24 hours for emergency services.  They will close every night at midnight and open every morning at 8am, 7 days a week.  They do expect to resume their 24-hour schedule later in 2018.  Their phone number is 413.783.1203.


If you have a Dakin foster pet that needs emergency treatment:

If the emergency occurs between the hours of 8am – 6pm (every day), you should bring the animal/s to Dakin in Springfield.  Please phone in advance, but if you can’t reach someone, just come to Dakin.  If we are not open to the public yet, ring the emergency bell to the right of the front door. 

If the emergency happens during other hours, please bring the animal/s to Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital in South Deerfield at 413.665.4911.  If you prefer Boston Road Animal Hospital in Springfield, you can call them at 413.783.1203 to see if they are open at that time.