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Emergency Veterinary Care

At Herring Cove Animal Hospital, we are able to provide urgent veterinary care for dogs and cats all throughout our regular veterinary hours. 

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Herring Cove Animal Hospital

83 Shank Painter Rd
Provincetown, MA 02657 US

Hospital Hours

Call: (508) 487-6449

After-Hours Emergency Care

Contact Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists

79 Theophilus Smith Road
South Dennis, MA 02660

OPEN: 24/7

Call: (508) 398-7575

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is displaying signs or behaviors that may indicate a veterinary emergency, contact our veterinary office as soon as possible or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above.

At our Provincetown animal hospital, we offer veterinary care for patients in the majority of emergency situations. Pets are our passion and we take pride in being able to provide the quality medical care your pet deserves when they need it most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When calling to let the emergency pet hospital know that you are on your way, the first responder may provide you with instructions for making your pet comfortable on the way, or for conducting first aid. Make sure you follow these instructions as closely as possible.
  • Remain Calm - Remain as calm as you can and be careful around your pet when they are experiencing a veterinary emergency. When our pets are in pain, they can often react negatively to anyone trying to help them by biting or scratching out of fear.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Provincetown veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Herring Cove Animal Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Herring Cove Animal Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    If we can't fit your pet into our schedule during our regular hours, you should visit the emergency location we have listed above. Their emergency veterinarians will be able to help treat and resolve your pet's veterinary emergency. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Saturday:Closed
    • Sunday:Closed

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Provincetown animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We aren't able to predict with complete accuracy the cases we will see in a day and when they will arrive. If possible, call us ahead of time to discover whether or not we are able to provide emergency care for your cat or dog. 

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency clinic detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Herring Cove Animal Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our veterinarians are able to provide emergency care to cats and dogs.

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New Patients Welcome

Our Provincetown veterinary hospital is always accepting new patients. Our vets are passionate about the health and well-being of your pets and can't wait to welcome you into our veterinary family.

Contact Us

(508) 487-6449