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Emergency Room Diversion Process at Cape Cod Vet Specialists

Due to the unprecedented volume of patients, space limitations, and a nationwide veterinary staffing shortage, Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists Emergency Services in Buzzards Bay and Dennis will at times be diverting new emergency cases to other emergency or urgent care facilities with the exception of patients experiencing potentially life-threatening emergencies.

We urge clients to call 508-759-5125 before visiting our CCVS-Buzzards Bay emergency room or 508-398-7575 for CCVS-Dennis to confirm that we are not on diversion status. For alternate veterinary emergency care options, please call the hospitals listed below to ask if they are accepting emergency cases.

We are working diligently on hiring and training staff and spatial reconfigurations to allow us to limit diversion as much as possible going forward. Our dedicated & passionate staff continues to work to care for the sick and injured pets in our community.

Alternative Veterinary Emergency Rooms

Vet Urgent Care Center (Plymouth)

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 AM-2 PM & 3 PM-10PM; Sat/Sun: 11 AM-6 PM

774-608-7016

VCA South Shore Weymouth (Weymouth)

24 Hours

781-337-6622

NEAMC (W. Bridgewater)

24 Hours

508-584-1600

Bay State Vet Emergency Services (Swansea)

24 Hours

508-379-1233

Mass RI Vet (Swansea)

Hours: Sun-Sat: 8 AM-10 PM 

508-730-1112

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital (Boston)

24 Hours

617-284-9777

Angell Animal Medical Center (Boston)

24 Hours

617-522-7282

Tufts Veterinary Emergency Services (Walpole)

24 Hours

508-668-5454

Blue Pearl (Waltham)

24 Hours

781-684-8387

Ocean State Vet Specialists (Greenwich, RI)

24 Hours

401-886-6787

Boston West Vet (Natick)

24 Hours

508-319-2117

Mass Vet Referral (Woburn)

24 Hours

781-932-5802

Tufts North Grafton (North Grafton)

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 AM-5 PM

508-839-5302

When your pet visits us for a surgery, they will always receive:

  • 24-hour care, including monitoring of vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature), diet, intake, and elimination
  • 24-hour monitoring during recovery by our highly-skilled board-certified emergency and critical care specialists and their teams
  • Pain medications and antibiotics are precisely administered following your surgeon’s instructions
  • Clean, comfortable bedding and compassionate personal attention to your pet’s physical comfort and emotional well-being throughout their entire stay
  • Regular updates for you and your primary care veterinarian

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:

Buzzards Bay

24/7

Dennis

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

(For specialty appointments and Lobby is open to pick-up medication refills, schedule appointments, and answer any questions)

Fri: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm (FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY)

Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm (FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY)

Buzzards Bay

Phone: 508-759-5125
Fax: 508-759-9861
Email: info@capecodvetspecialists.com

11 Bourne Bridge Approach
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Dennis

Phone: 508-398-7575
Fax: 508-398-7506
Email: dennisinfo@capecodvetspecialists.com

79 Theophilus Smith Road
South Dennis, MA 02660