We hope that you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy during these difficult times. As the COVID-19 situation has developed, it has become clear that the way we are able to interact with our clients has changed for the foreseeable future. Despite that, our goal at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists remains to be able to continue to provide the best specialty and emergency care to pets in our community.
As this pandemic continues to develop, we want you to know that our team is working hard to enact safety measures within our hospital to allow us to continue to provide emergency care for your pets.
If you feel your pet needs emergency care, don’t worry! We’re here for you, just follow these steps:
- Call First: If your pet is sick or you feel they need to come in, give us a call at 508-759-5125 (Buzzards Bay) or 508-398-7575 (Dennis) first. We’ll discuss what’s going on and come up with a plan together.
- Curbside Service: we will provide specific instructions for your visit when you call. Once you arrive at our hospital, follow the posted signs and instructions to call us from the safety of your car. After speaking with our team members, your pet will be escorted into our hospital while you remain in your vehicle. Your pet will be brought back out to you once treatment has been completed. This means that unfortunately, you will not be able to come into the hospital to accompany your pet during their visit. However, rest assured that our teams are fully trained in safe pet handling and of course, we’ll give them some extra love to make their experience as comfortable as possible.
- Check Back Often: Developments are happening rapidly in this public health crisis. Our teams are monitoring carefully and we may need to update our operations plans and our hours as time goes on. We’ll keep you updated here on this page and on our social media sites, so check back often for updates.
If you are feeling sick or have any flu-like symptoms, we ask that you let us know right away. If your pet needs to be seen, for the safety of our staff, we ask that you have another family member or friend who is not sick to bring your pet in.
Please make sure that you and your family are following the CDC Guidelines, guidance provided by our local and state governments and above all, be safe!
The American Veterinary Medical Association is constantly updating their FAQ page for pet owners on the latest COVID-19 updates. Click here to read more.
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We have two convenient locations.
Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists is open for emergencies. We also proudly offer premier specialty veterinary care for your pet in close partnership with your referring veterinarian. Our specialists are board-certified in emergency & critical care, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, and ophthalmology. Our hours are:
Friday 5pm through Monday 5pm : Emergency Services
Monday - Friday: Temporary Limited Lobby Hours.
Please call ahead for medication refills, to schedule appointments, and with any questions. Specialty appointments continue as usual.