We're here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our hospital brings essential 24hr emergency and critical care veterinary services to cat and dog owners in Western Massachusetts, southern Vermont and New Hampshire, and northern Connecticut, offered by a dedicated staff of specialists including emergency veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and customer liaisons.


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  City South Deerfield, MA
  Zip Code 01373
  Address 141 Greenfield Rd
  Phone Number (413) 665-4911

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Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH) has served the pet owners of the greater Massachusetts area since 2006 by providing emergency & critical pet care 24-hours a day, 365 days a year - including holidays! Our board-certified specialists also offer referral pet care in Advanced Diagnostics, Surgery, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Dermatology. Like human medical specialists, VESH supports primary care veterinarians with the evaluation and treatment of pets affected by trauma, chronic issues, serious illness, or unusual disorders requiring advanced training along with providing critical & emergency pet care.


Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital is just a few minutes off of I-91 in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. We chose that location because of its central proximity to western MA, southern Vermont, New Hampshire, northern Connecticut, and upstate New York. Situated on 14 acres of partially wooded land, our facility has plenty of parking spaces, so you never need to worry about city traffic or parking when your pet is having a medical emergency. At Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH) in South Deerfield, MA, we have provided highly effective, advanced veterinary medicine combined with deeply compassionate care in a nurturing environment since 2006.


If your pet is exhibiting any of the above symptoms or other severe signs of illness, call or visit us as soon as possible. Our experienced emergency care veterinary staff is here to help you and your pet in your time of need at our state-of-the-art facility in South Deerfield, MA. Our Emergency & Critical Care Services are available 24/7 to treat your dog or cat for a wide variety of urgent medical issues. Like human emergency rooms, we admit patients on a first-come, first-serve basis, prioritizing those who are critically ill or injured.


Medical emergencies can be a frightening experience for your pet and family, so we want to make this challenging time as effortless and stress-free as possible. When you arrive, your pet's condition will be evaluated by one of our Emergency Veterinary Technicians to determine its severity (critical vs. stable). Similar to the triage process in human hospitals, critical cases are always attended to first. If your pet is in stable condition, you may be asked to wait in our comfortable waiting area until an Emergency Veterinarian is available.


We want to make sure your pet receives the best care possible. We also know that while some emergencies are easily recognized, others are more subtle and difficult to identify. If you are unsure whether your pet needs emergency attention, visit our Emergency or Contact Us page immediately. In addition to emergency services, VESH is also a specialty referral center with board-certified specialists in Advanced Diagnostics, Surgery, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Dermatology. Learn more below.


Evaluating and repairing trauma and treating complex diseases often requires advanced medical equipment and professional expertise that is typically only found in a specialty hospital like ours. The Surgical Department of VESH is headed byDr. John A. Benson, a board-certified veterinary surgeon specially trained in orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery. Dr. Michele Kudisch joined the VESH Surgical Department in a part-time capacity in February 2019. Depending on your pet's medical concerns, surgery may be the best course of action to keep them healthy.