If you feel your pet needs urgent care, please call (802) 447-7723.

At West Mountain Animal Hospital, we understand pet emergencies don’t happen on a convenient schedule and your pet’s health is our highest priority.  During office hours we will do our best to see all of our current patients but we may refer to an area emergency clinic in certain circumstances.
If you have any medical questions or concerns after hours, you can still reach a veterinary professional with our GuardianVets partners by calling our hospital through our main number. If it is a medical emergency one of the local doctors will be contacted prior to 10 pm.  If after 10 pm or for advanced after-hour care, medical emergencies will be referred to:
Gansevoort, New York: Northway Animal Emergency Clinic
South Deerfield, Massachusetts: Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital


Recognizing an Emergency

Just as with any condition, a quick prognosis is ideal for positive, healthy outcomes. If ever you think your pet needs medical care, don’t hesitate to contact us at (802) 447-7723. You’ll always be able to talk with a trained professional who will help determine whether or not your pet needs to be seen.

Here are some clear signs that your pet needs urgent veterinary care:
  • Severe bleeding
  • Choking or difficulty breathing
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Ingestion of a known toxin
  • Heatstroke or hypothermia
  • Seizures
  • Significant Lameness
  • Eye injury
  • Encounter with a wild animal
  • Trauma injury, such as being hit by a car or falling from a great height
  • Bleeding from the nose, mouth, or rectum
  • Suspected fractures
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Labor lasting longer than an hour
If possible, please call us before you bring your pet in. This helps us be prepared for your visit so we can serve you promptly.