Emergency Vets in Springfield, MA

Looking for an emergency vet in Springfield, MA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Springfield, MA

      SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 67 Mulberry Street, Springfield MA 01105
      TEL: (413) 739-2343
      Second Chance Animal Services operates high quality veterinary hospitals in Springfield, Worcester and North Brookfield. Our hospitals are open to everyone and offer subsidized rates for qualified households as part of our Community Healthy Pet Initiative.

      WEST SPRINGFIELD ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 288 Westfield Street, West Springfield MA 01089
      TEL: (413) 781-5275
      West Springfield Animal Hospital is more than pet care! We take pride in our compassionate approach to veterinary medicine, one that blends traditional practices with gentle techniques for the most comprehensive animal care in the region.

      EAST SPRINGFIELD VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 525 Page Boulevard, Springfield MA 01104
      TEL: (413) 739-6389
      ESVH is a progressive animal hospital and wellness facility that still understands the meaning of compassion and community. We are family-owned for over 30 years and will remain that way for many more.

      VCA BOSTON ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1235 Boston Road, Springfield MA 01119
      TEL: (413) 783-1203
      At VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital, we look forward to serving you, your dog, and cat. We believe that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them.
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      Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

      Has your pet experienced some kind of trauma and in need in emergency care? Here are some of the signs to look when determining whether your pet needs an emergency vet:

      • Pale gums
      • Rapid breathing
      • Weak or rapid pulse
      • Change in body temperature
      • Difficulty standing
      • Apparent paralysis
      • Loss of consciousness
      • Seizures
      • Excessive bleeding

      How to Handle Your Injured Pet

      It is possible that your pet can act aggressively when they’ve been injured. It’s important to be careful how you handle them for their safety and your own.

      For Dogs:

      • Be calm and go slow when approaching.
      • If your dog appears aggressive, get someone to help you.
      • Fashion a makeshift stretcher and carefully lift your dog onto it.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      For Cats:

      • Cover your cats head gently with a towel, to prevent them from biting you.
      • Very carefully, lift your cat into its carrier or a box.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      First Aid Treatment At Home

      Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabilize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.

      Bleeding:

      • If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
      • If possible, elevate the injury.

      Choking:

      • If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
      • If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich maneuver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • If your pet is unconscious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
      • First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
      • Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
      • To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
      • Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
      • Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.