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Important COVID-19 Guidance for the Hospital for Large Animals

Update on Hospital Operations:

  • The Hospital for Large Animals continues to provide emergency care and has started to schedule elective cases.
  • New appointments are being accepted at this time. Our liaisons are also working to reschedule previously postponed appointments. Referrals requiring immediate care will be managed through our emergency service.
  • Non-urgent appointments will be rescheduled. Owners can expect to receive a phone call to reschedule their appointment.
  • Clients will not be allowed to enter the Hospital for Large Animals, Equine Sports Medicine Center, or Isolation Facility. Veterinary staff will meet clients in the parking lot.

For Emergencies:

  • You must call ahead (508-839-7926) so we can confirm that your animal needs to be seen by our emergency service and to receive instructions on how to proceed.
  • Upon arrival, please call 508-839-7926 and our staff will meet you in the parking lot. Please do not unload until you have spoken with a member of our staff.
  • Once patients are unloaded, all clients must wait in their vehicle and may not enter the Hospital for Large Animals, the Equine Sports Medicine Center, or Isolation Facility. 
  • We will call when the exam is complete.
  • Please note that if you have a fever or respiratory/flu-like symptoms, we require that you ask someone healthy to bring your animal on your behalf.

For the Latest Information on COVID-19

For the latest information about COVID-19 visit the CDC, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 online resource centers.

  • Medication refills will be mailed. To request a refill, please call the pharmacy refill line 508-839-5395, option 5.
  • All inpatient visits are suspended.

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