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Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists

As Vermont’s only specialty and 24/7 emergency animal hospital, Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists (BEVS) provides a level of care you simply won’t find anyplace else in the state.

From expert emergency and critical care 24 hours a day to advanced veterinary specialty and referral services—including surgery, internal medicine, oncology, rehabilitation, radioiodine therapy, and acupuncture—BEVS animal hospital is a trusted partner not only to you and your pet, but also to the region’s primary care veterinarians.

Our board-certified internal medicine, oncology, and surgery specialists are available by appointment Monday through Friday 8AM–5PM.

Is Your Pet Having a Medical Emergency?

If you are concerned or unsure if your pet needs emergency care, please call us at (802) 863-2387.  If your dog or cat ingested something poisonous please call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680 for help immediately!

Dear Dr. Schmit,

I am writing to express our heartfelt gratitude for the quality of health care you and your staff administered to our beloved Sydnee and especially the out pouring of compassion, not only for her but for Barbara and myself. You, Dr. Lynch and the entire staff showed profound loving kindness, sensitivity and sincerity throughout Sydnee’s brief but devastating illness. She was blessed to have had you and all the people at BEVS in her care.

With much love and gratitude,

Stephen and Barbara

Dr. Harnett,

Our thank you is long overdue but until the medication was over with, I hesitated to feel overconfident about Buffy.

We wanted you to know he is doing well. Of course, we owe it all to you. You told me you gave him extra blood and I keep thinking that sure had to help him. It sure gave me hope.

I am also very grateful to your assistant, who was kind enough to let me hold Buffy while he was having the blood transfusion. She was such a remarkable person to realize the importance of Buff seeing someone he loved while he was in such a state.

Also, his allergies used to be so bad he had to be on shots. Remarkably, although he still has problems, giving him a quarter of prednisone each day is holding him off the shots. If ever you could volunteer any information in that area to help him, please feel free to do so.

We are hoping he can hold off this winter. In the summer, because he is allergic to most grasses and other growing things, we expect his allergies to be more severe.

Anyway, I have enclosed some photos of him and our dove, who is about 12 years old. He loves Buffy.  Also photos of our other dogs who he watches over. They are all females.


We are forever grateful to you and Dr. Whitney.

Ruth & Curtis

Dr. Harnett,

I don’t know what we would have done without you.  You made this experience bearable.  Your kindness and care for Thea helped me so much.  I can’t express with words how honored and blessed I feel with the care she received by you and your staff.  She loved going there; I felt safe with her in your care.  Thank you for being the wonderful person you are and the amazing doctor you are too.  We were so lucky to have you!  You are the best!

Autumn Noble, Todd, and Mister