Bristol County Veterinary Hospital is open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 10 to 12 hours per day. Our hospital is fully staffed and prepared for any pet emergency that may present to us.
The entire veterinary staff at BCVH is highly trained with extensive experience treating a wide range of animal emergencies. Our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital features a fully equipped diagnostic laboratory, radiology department, ultrasound, and surgical suite. Our commitment is to provide clients and their pet(s) with the most advanced veterinary medical care, encompassing state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments in a caring and compassionate atmosphere that is second to none.
Is it an Emergency?
The following list includes some signs suggestive of emergency conditions. There are many more symptoms that could be included so please call us at (508).336.3381, for advice if you are unsure if your pet is exhibiting signs of a serious condition.
|Repeated or profuse vomiting||Persistent diarrhea|
|Difficulty breathing, panting or open-mouthed breathing||Repeated vomiting|
|Breathing rate greater than 50 breaths/min||Non-productive retching|
|Seizures/twitching||Strained or labored breathing|
|Straining to urinate (especially males)||Straining to urinate|
|Blood in urine||Blood in urine|
|Inability to move||Inability to move|
|Sudden weakness in a limb||Dragging hind legs|
|Abnormal vocalization||Abnormal vocalization|
|Any trauma||Any trauma|
|Any string hanging out of any orifice (do not try and pull on string)||Distended abdomen|
|Any toxicity or suspicion of ingestion of toxin/foreign object||Possible ingestion of a toxin/foreign object|
Possible Poison Ingestion
If you think your pet may have ingested a poison, call the ASPA Poison Control Center at (888).426.4435, immediately. They will advise you as to whether the substance ingested was toxic and whether you should seek emergency veterinary care. Click the ASPCA image below for more information on poisons and your pet.
After-Hours Emergency Care
We are not available for after-hours emergencies. However, we are fortunate to have the following high quality Emergency Care facilities that we recommend that can provide you and your pet much needed resources in the event of an emergency. Click the below images for directions and other information on these emergency hospitals.
Mass-RI Veterinary Emergency Services
477 Milford Rd
Swansea, MA 02777
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818