Pet Urgent Care

The staff here at RVCSC recognizes the needs of our community, and we are excited to announce that we are now offering urgent care appointments.

These services will be offered Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm and on Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. These hours will be expanded upon as staff and doctors become available. Our goal is to be able to have availability during the following hours: Monday – Thursday from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We will still be offering emergency appointments on a case-by-case basis, Monday – Saturday.

We do ask for clients or referring veterinarians to call ahead whenever possible. We will be able to accommodate:

    rutland staff holding a brown dog

    Pet Urgent Care

    rutland staff holding a brown dog

    The staff here at RVCSC recognizes the needs of our community, and we are excited to announce that we are now offering urgent care appointments.

    These services will be offered Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm and on Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. These hours will be expanded upon as staff and doctors become available. Our goal is to be able to have availability during the following hours: Monday – Thursday from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We will still be offering emergency appointments on a case-by-case basis, Monday – Saturday.

    We do ask for clients or referring veterinarians to call ahead whenever possible. We will be able to accommodate:

      • Allergic reactions
      • Porcupine quills
      • Asthma
      • Bite wounds
      • Lacerations
      • Skin issues
      • Blood in urine or stool
      • Coughing (without respiratory distress)
      • Tick-born diseases
      • Vomiting
      • Ear infections
      • End-of-life assessments/euthanasia
      • Seizures
      • Eye infections
      • Lethargy
      • Abnormal gait
      • Dehydration
      • Loss of appetite, etc.

      If we suspect a pet may require overnight hospitalization, we may refer you to a 24-hour facility.

      Pet Poison Hotline

      If your pet has ingested any foreign substance, we recommend calling The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 immediately. They will be able to assist you immediately and provide a recommendation on the level of care that your pet needs.

      *Fee applies

      If you do need further assistance, please call us at  802-773-2779  or see the emergency locations below if it is after our regular business hours.

      Recognizing an Emergency

      Just as with any condition, a quick prognosis is ideal for positive, healthy outcomes. If ever you think your pet needs medical care, don’t hesitate to call us at 802-773-2779. You’ll always be able to talk with a trained professional who will help determine whether or not your pet needs to be seen.

        Here are some clear signs that your pet needs urgent veterinary care:

        • Severe bleeding
        • Choking or difficulty breathing
        • Inability to urinate or defecate
        • Ingestion of a known toxin
        • Heatstroke or hypothermia
        • Seizures
        • Lameness
        • Eye injury
        • Encounter with a wild animal
        • Trauma injury, such as being hit by a car or falling from a great height
        • Bleeding from the nose, mouth, or rectum
        • Suspected fractures
        • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
        • Labor lasting longer than an hour

        If possible, please call us before you bring your pet in. This helps us be prepared for your visit so we can serve you promptly.

        Having An After-Hours Emergency

        Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists

        1417 Marshall Ave
        Williston, VT 05495
        (802) 773-2779
        Open 24/7
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        Upstate Veterinary Specialists

        152 Sparrowbush Rd
        Latham, NY 12110
        518-783-3198
        Open 24/7
        Get Directions →

        Small Animal Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

        63 Evans Dr
        Lebanon, NH 03766
        603-306-0007
        Open 24/7
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        Veterinary Emergency & Surgical Hospital

        175 NH-125
        Brentwood, NH 03833
        603-642-9111
        Open 24/7
        Get Directions →