Local Hospitals & Financing Options
We understand the importance of receiving prompt care when your pet is sick. Please use the resources below to determine your pet’s best option for care.
Follow the links below to learn how Dakin can help
Vaccine Clinics for healthy pets
Clinic PLUS for limited non-urgent medical conditions and healthy pet packages
Community Spay/Neuter Clinic
Humane euthanasia (end of life) services
Sometimes we can help your pet with non-urgent surgeries such as bladder stone removal, amputation, and eye removal. This does not include dental surgery. For more information about this type of surgery please email Medical@dakinhumane.org.
Additional resources available in our community
Click here to view other vaccine clinic options in the area.
To find a full-service veterinary hospital near you, use this tool.
Emergency Veterinary Hospitals:
We highly recommend calling ahead for information on wait times and cost since emergency services can run higher than a non-emergency veterinary office.
• Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Services (VESH)
141 Greenfield Rd. South Deerfield, MA 01373 | 413-665-4911 | visit website
• New England Veterinary Center & Cancer Care (NEVECC)
955 Kennedy Rd. Windsor, CT 06095 | 860-688-8400 | visit website
• Foster Hospital for Small Animals (Tufts)
55 Willard St. North Grafton, MA 01536 | 508-839-5395 | visit website
Low-Cost Veterinary Clinics:
Second Chance Animal Services (413) 739-2343
67 Mulberry St. Springfield, MA 01105
› You must meet certain criteria to qualify for low-cost veterinary services. Please visit their website for details.
Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic (508) 751-7670
1 Skyline Dr. Worcester, MA 01605
› You must meet certain criteria to qualify for veterinary services at Tufts at Tech. Please visit their website for details.
Angell at Nashoba (978) 577-5992
100 Littleton Road. Westford, MA 01886
› You must meet certain criteria to qualify for veterinary services at Angell at Nashoba. Please visit their website for details.
Paying for your pet's medical costs - financing options
› Scratchpay is not a credit card but offers customized payment plans. Learn more here.
› CareCredit is a line of medical credit. Learn more and apply for CareCredit here.
GoFundMe is a great way to ask your friends and family for help with your pet’s medical expenses. Create a personal fundraising page and share through your social media - creating a successful campaign, with great photos and stories, means you can get donations from people beyond your own circle. Learn more and set up your GoFundMe here.
Grants are hard to obtain and limited in what they cover. Most take several weeks and are not helpful in emergency situations. Each has different, very specific requirements and application processes. Read about grants by clicking here.
Bringing your pet to Dakin
If you are not able to get care for your pet, and your pet is suffering, Dakin can help. Once in Dakin’s custody, our medical team will work to figure out if your pet can be helped medically and placed in a new home. For some pets, humane euthanasia is the only option. No fee is required to leave your pet in Dakin’s care.
If you believe that humane euthanasia is the best choice for your pet, this is a service that Dakin offers pet guardians. Call 413-781-4000 to schedule a humane euthanasia appointment for your pet. We provide humane euthanasia even if the pet guardian is not able to make a donation for the service. Learn more about our humane euthanasia services by clicking here.