The Best Care For Your Best Friend


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!


I just received the nicest card from all of you regarding my dog Macy!  When I left your facility after putting Macy to sleep,  I couldn’t stop thinking about how nice and professional the whole staff was.  Looking back at that night,   I could have never imagined having to go through that and how hard it was…  But honestly , as hard as it was,  and knowing the decision had to be made,  I know I couldn’t have been with anyone better in the process.  Everyone was so nice and considerate and helped to  make the process  and decision acceptable. It’s a strange feeling ,  but What little time I spent with all of you built a bond that feels like family…  I have such a profound sense of respect for all of you and I know ,  this is all part of owning and loving a dog…  But I also know without a doubt – There is nowhere that could ever compare – for a place that I send my dog to heaven!!  You are all the best at what you do!!

Thank you so much,

Madeline,  Melissa and Aaron

To Dr. Harnett & staff,

This is a long overdue update and thank you for the care you gave to my kitty Cleo.

Back in late January I brought my very sick kitty to Bevs with no idea what was wrong with her. Dr. Harnett quickly diagnosed her with having low potassium levels. The next morning he found the cause was a growth on her adrenal gland.

After I decided surgery, because of her age, was out of the question she was put on a daily regimen of potassium supplements and spironolactone to control the problem. I give her the powered form of the potassium, mix it in her food and she doesn’t even know its there. Much better than having to give her the caplets 2 – 3 times a day!  I am happy to say that after almost three months she is doing quite well.  Even though we don’t know what tomorrow will bring or how much longer she will be with us, today, as most days, she is happy & content (and right now snoring up a storm as she sleeps on the back of the sofa).

Again, thank you Dr. Harnett and to everyone who cared for and about my Cleo.


Just wanted to thank the staff from early last Saturday morning when I brought my poodle, Sparky, in for treatment after he ate chocolate.  He is doing just fine after a rough couple of days.

Thanks for your advice and caring.  Now the chocolate is in a container that he cannot get into!

He is back to work…


Culest & John