Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

The Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of New England (VESCONE) has an emergency veterinarian on premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to provide care for your pet.

We offer a wide range of emergency services for your pet in the event of minor illness or life-threatening injuries. For our referring veterinarians, we offer evening and weekend transfer services, to provide after-hour hospitalization for pets in need of constant monitoring. Our critical care doctors communicate daily with pet owners and referring veterinarians in the ongoing management of their patients.  

We treat dogs, cats, ferrets, pocket pets, and birds. We provide emergency care to exotic and pocket pets until they can be seen by your primary veterinarian or an exotic specialist.

Our emergency department and intensive care unit (ER/ICU) are led by a veterinarian that is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC).

Our ER/ICU team is supported by a group of highly skilled, compassionate emergency veterinarians and emergency nurses. All of our emergency veterinarians have undergone advanced internship training following graduation from veterinary school. The majority of our nursing staff is certified veterinary technicians (CVT) and several are veterinary technician specialists in emergency critical care (VTS, ECC).

Our facility contains an in-house laboratory that can provide immediate blood test results for your sick pet. In the event that your pet needs intensive monitoring or advanced procedures, VESCONE is here for you.

Full service, in-house stat lab:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Serum blood chemistry
  • Blood electrolyte analysis
  • Blood gas
  • Urinalysis
  • Coagulation testing
  • Contract with outside laboratory for cytology and histopathology

State of the art monitoring for critical patients:

  • Intermittent and continuous blood pressure
  • Pulse oximetry
  • End-tidal carbon dioxide
  • Central venous pressure
  • Continuous cardiac monitoring

Advanced techniques:

  • Blood and plasma transfusions
  • Albumin transfusions
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Emergency wound repair
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Nutritional support
  • Endoscopic foreign body removal

In the event that your pet requires hospitalization, our emergency and critical care department is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to provide continual monitoring and care for your sick pet. We are devoted to providing a caring environment that provides owners and their pets with dignity, kindness, and respect.

Please feel free to contact the Emergency Department at