Our Westford Veterinary Emergency Center

Westford Veterinary Emergency Care

When Care Can't Wait, We are Here for Your Pet

At Westford Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center, we're dedicated to delivering the highest standard of affordable animal emergency care every day of the year - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Skilled veterinarians and nurses are ready to examine and treat your pet whenever you need us. Board-certified surgery, internal medicine, and oncology specialists are also available to offer pets many of the same medical options available in human healthcare. All our emergency clinicians see dogs, cats, exotics, pocket pets and reptiles.

Advanced Veterinary Surgical Care

Along with our outstanding animal emergency care in Westford, we also offer advanced surgical procedures, including cranial cruciate repair (TPLO, TTA), bone fracture repair, open-chest surgery, liver and kidney surgery and intestinal blockage surgery.

Our Commitment To You

While striving to give our animal companions the best medical care possible and get them back on their feet, we know you may need a shoulder to lean on. We will always give you our best medical advice along with the emotional support you need make critical decisions.

Our Practice and Your Family Veterinarian

We are specialists who provide care when your family veterinarian is closed or your pet requires advanced surgical or medical care. We will let your pet's primary veterinarian know about your visit to our hospital and send our records to their office. Together, we will review the diagnosis and develop the most advantageous treatment plan for your pet.

Specialty Services


  • Cranial cruciate repair (TPLO, TTA)
  • Bone fracture repair
  • Open-chest surgery
  • Liver and kidney surgery
  • Intestinal blockage surgery


  • Internal medicine
  • CT scans
  • Ultrasound
  • Echocardiogram
  • Cardiology
  • Endoscopy
  • Oncology

On-Site Laboratory

Our Idexx diagnostic laboratory is capable of performing a wide range of tests within minutes, including:

  • Complete blood counts (CBC)
  • Serum biochemistries
  • Electrolyte analysis
  • Blood clotting times
  • Blood-gas analysis

We use an external reference lab for biopsies, bacterial cultures, thyroid function tests and other clinical pathology tests.

Westford Veterinary ReferralClient Comfort in a State-of-the-Art Facility

We're an animal hospital that doesn't look like one. The public spaces and exam rooms were designed with our clients in mind. From the moment you enter and speak with our receptionist, you know you are in a welcoming, healing environment. Our light-filled waiting area is filled with plush, comfortable furniture, colorful photos of our own pets and up-to-date reading material. Exam rooms are large enough to accommodate a family without crowding. Because we are pet parents too, we know how hard it can be when a pet is hospitalized. That's why we encourage visits at any time of the day or night. We also have a free private comfort room for anyone who wishes to spend extra time or stay overnight with a hospitalized pet.

In the treatment and surgical areas we have the most sophisticated medical equipment ready to help your pet at a moment's notice.

Service Area: Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire

Our Westford pet emergency and referral services are actively supported by the family practice veterinarians throughout Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire.

Payment Policy

We make every attempt to offer affordable emergency care and specialty services. Before treating your pet, we will always provide a written estimate for your approval. A deposit is required prior to hospitalization, and any balance is due upon discharge. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks (with ID) and cash.

We also accept Care Credit, a third-party credit service with payment plans for qualified applicants. Please click here to apply online.

Our Location

Westford Veterinary Referral11 Cornerstone Square
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 577-6525
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In the Community

Beyond our continuous dedication to provide emergency care and specialty services to pets throughout Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, we also make time to support animals in need in our community.

We are proud to support and work with the following organizations:

Lowell Humane Society

Founded in 1873 with the mission of preventing cruelty, the Lowell Humane Society is one of the oldest humane organizations in the state of Massachusetts. The Lowell Humane Society works tirelessly to prevent cruelty, provide care for homeless and distressed animals and educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

The Society is a private not for profit organization and does not receive any city, state or federal funding. Operations are supported through the generous support of individuals, businesses and foundations.


Operation Delta Dog:

Operation Delta Dog is a nonprofit organization with a mission to rescue homeless dogs and train them to work as service dogs for veterans who are suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and related challenges.



NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans provide independence to people who are Deaf or have a disability through the use of canine assistance.

NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services, also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1976. Our Service Dogs become an extension of their handlers and bring freedom, physical autonomy and relief from social isolation to their human partners.