VCA Adams Animal Hospital

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VCA Adams Animal Hospital
Animals We See Cats, Dogs
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  • Location
    1287 South Main Street
    Athol, MA 01331
  • Hours & Info
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sun: Closed

    For any urgent care that your pet may require, we have appointments available Monday-Friday from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, and Saturday from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. In addition, we also offer urgent care on a walk-in basis during our regular office hours. Please call us ahead of time so we may be prepared for your pet's arrival. You do not have to be a current client. Please note: our doors may close early due to heavy volume.

    Although we are available for urgent care, we are not an emergency clinic and are not staffed overnight or prepared for emergency surgery or intensive care cases. We are still recommending referral to the emergency clinic if your pet is likely to require after-hours surgery, monitoring, or experiencing a life threatening emergency that will require after-hours care.

    If you are not sure if you pet should be seen here or at the emergency clinic, feel free to call and consult with our staff.

    Patients will be examined on a first come-first serve basis, with the exception that more severe problems may take precedence.

    Types of urgent cases we see:

    • Porcupine quills
    • Lacerations, cuts, abrasions
    • Bite wounds, abscesses
    • Trouble breathing
    • Lumps, bumps, masses
    • Limping, lameness
    • Fleas, ticks, tick-borne diseases
    • Vomiting, diarrhea
    • Itching, over grooming, skin infections, or hair loss
    • Ear infections, head shaking, scratching, ear discharge
    • Urinary problems, blood in urine, going outside of the litterbox, unable to urinate
    • Straining to defecate
    • Vaccine reactions
    • Coughing, sneezing
    • Toenail injuries, overgrown nails
    • Drinking or urinating more than normal
    • Loss of appetite
    • Squinting, eye discharge
    • Euthanasia


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We are commited to caring for your pet - while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. We thank you for your continued patience and support. Learn more about our COVID-19 response and guidelines.