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Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

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Emergency Care

The team in our Emergency department work closely with each other and your family veterinarian to provide comprehensive care for your pet. Boston West’s emergency team is made up of experienced emergency veterinarians and technicians with extensive training and many years of experience.

What to Do in an Emergency: Call us or come in

What to Do if You Suspect Your Pet Has Eaten Something Toxic

Gather up any packaging or remains of anything that was eaten, or suspected as having been eaten! This step will help speed up the diagnosis. Please don’t be shy, if it was marijuana or any other embarrassing (or illicit) product, please be honest with our team about it, it will speed up diagnosis and treatment.


ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: (888) 426-4435

Pet Poison Helpline: (800) 213-6680

Emergency Services


  • Radiography (X-Rays)

  • Ultrasound

Pet-Specific First Aid Kit

We recommend that you keep a pet-specific first aid kit in your car as a best practice, just as you would a human-first aid kit. Keep the printout in your kit for when you need to restock.

Our Emergency Care Team