When every second counts,
you can count on us!
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Call: (978) 577-6525

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11 Cornerstone Square
Westford, MA 01886

Our Services

Our services are supported by our team of board-certified specialists. Please review our selection of services below and know that anytime, day or night, we offer 24 hour care for your pet. Emergencies happen; and we’re always here to help! Please see this important page which helps you determine when an illness or injury is an emergency. Whenever your pet is in need, don’t hesitate to come see us. We offer the expertise and high technology medical equipment to help them get well soon. We understand that when pets are ill or injured, their owners can become distressed. Please know that we will explain all of the care that is provided to your pet. You will always know what is happening and how we are working to improve your pet’s condition.

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24 Hour Emergency Care

Our hospital is always open in your time of need. No appointment is needed to see one of our friendly veterinarians 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

Veterinary Emergency Transport:

Veterinary Emergency Transport has been providing 24 hour rapid veterinary emergency care since 2001. As a registered Massachusetts ambulance, our primary unit can respond in Code-3 mode in the same way as “human” ambulances.

This mobile ICU is equipped with a GPS navigation system, closed-circuit video monitoring system, electrical inverter, suction unit, IV pumps, infusion warmer, cardiac/respiratory arrest support and an oxygen cage with more than one-hundred hours of constant oxygen delivery. When fully stocked with life-saving monitoring devices and pharmaceuticals, the V.E.T. ambulance is be better equipped than many human ambulances.

With the addition of their Equine Rescue Unit (ERU), V.E.T ambulance is now able to respond to equine and other large animal emergencies. The ERU, which is easily towed behind our primary ambulance, is equally well-equipped with the above life-saving measures as well as refluxing equipment, manual & motorized winches and other rescue equipment for “down” animal rescues.

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Emergency Animal ServicesCritical Care:

We are proud to have ten experienced emergency clinicians to oversee the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This center for advanced care is also staffed with experienced nurses and support staff around-the-clock. Should your pet require 24 hour hospitalization, we’re here to help you.

Emergency Surgery:

All of our specialists and veterinarians are skilled in general emergency surgery. Emergency surgical conditions include gastric dilitiation-volvulus (“Bloat”), intestinal obstruction, internal bleeding, foreign material removal, or lacerations.

Advanced Surgery:

We are proud to offer the expert surgical services of Bruno Massat, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR . His diverse range of surgical skills include orthopedic, soft tissue, thoracic and oncologic surgery.

advance diognosticsAdvanced Diagnostics:

Abdominal ultrasounds, echocardiograms, fluoroscopy and endoscopic procedures are just a few of the advanced diagnostic tools available to you and your family veterinarian. As an extension of your family veterinarian’s hospital, you may be asked to bring your pet here for one of these diagnostics. Once completed, the results will forward to your family veterinarian to formulate a treatment plan.

Cardiology:

In addition to echocardiograms, we can perform electrocardiograms (EKG), and Holter or Event monitor testing. Once our specialists can pinpoint the nature of the heart condition, we can help formulate a specific plan to treat the condition. This service can be provided to our in-patients, as well as on an out-patient basis.

Advanced Imaging

Abdominal ultrasounds, echocardiograms, fluoroscopy and endoscopic procedures are just a few of the advanced diagnostic tools available to you and your family veterinarian. As an extension of your family veterinarian’s hospital, you may be asked to bring your pet here for one of these diagnostics. Once completed, the results will be forwarded to your family veterinarian to formulate a treatment plan.

The newest addition to our hospital is our state of the art CT machine. The Vimago is a Robotic, High Definition, Computed Tomography-Fluoroscopy-Digital Radiography platform that is mobile but capable of imaging an entire patient in a single series, and can fit even extremely large dogs. The Vimago is mobile and can be moved throughout our facility to be used as a diagnostic or interventional multi-modality imaging device. This machine has already helped save and improve the lives of patients here at our hospital. It is an amazing tool that improves the standard of care, and is available for use by all of our departments. Please watch the video below to get an idea of how this unique machine works.

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Internal Medicine:

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Our specialists are here to work with you and your family veterinarian in the medical management of single, or multiple, complicated disease processes. Consultations are very important in allowing our specialists to better understand each case by performing a hands on exam, and going through any diagnostics and medical history that is provided.

Often times, an ultrasound may be recommended by your family veterinarian, or one of our departments to provide key insight to the size, shape, architecture, and function of an organ. Internal Medicine consultations are encouraged in conjunction with abdominal or non-cardiac thoracic ultrasounds, and allow us to go over the ultrasound results with you the very same day. Our goal is to help you and your family veterinarian come up with a plan that is suited to your individual pet and their needs. We also prefer to have you directly involved with your pet’s entire appointment from the initial evaluation by one of our boarded internal medicine specialists, to being present during the actual ultrasound in our new ultrasound suite. Our internal medicine department can also offer ultrasound guided aspirates, and biopsies, as well as a variety of endoscopic procedures, including:

  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy for diagnosis or foreign body retrieval
  • Cystoscopy (case by case basis)
  • Bronchoscopy and Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • Colonic/Esophageal stricture ballooning
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Otoscopy

Please call us if you are interested in setting up an appointment with any of our specialists.

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