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In an Emergency

If your pet is having a medical emergency, please call us immediately at 860-236-3273. Our address is:

VCA Veterinary Specialists of CT
993 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
Main: 860-236-3273
Fax: 860-236-3275

Our facility is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving pets/pet owners in West Hartford, CT and surrounding communities. If your pet is having a medical crisis, our highly trained team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to provide expert emergency and critical care support for your pet. In addition,our specialists in surgery, neurology, oncology and internal medicine are on-call and available to our ER/CC units to assist.

Our ER and CC units can assist in all of the following situations requiring immediate medical attention: Auto accidents, traumatic injuries (fractures, bites, burns, lacerations, wounds), respiratory emergencies (choking, difficulty breathing), vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty urinating/defecating, shock, loss of consciousness, dizziness, staggering, tremors, seizures, paralysis, toxic reactions, poison ingestion, labor and delivery problems, blood in urine or feces, swollen, hard, painful abdomen, heatstroke.


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