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!

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

We wanted to thank BEVS for everything they have done for our dog, Narley.  Narley encountered a Porcupine a few months ago and ended up with a ton of quills.  Two quills migrated and managed to puncture his lung.  With the help of BEVS, we had to get him to Tufts where he was in the ICU for 5 days after they had to remove about 30% of his lung.  He did so well during the surgery and returned home to recover.  We knew that the worst was behind, but that quills could possibly continue to surface over the next few months and it would be important to get them out if possible.  We have had to make lots of visits to BEVS since the surgery but they are finally slowing down!  Every time we have had to come in we have worked with the nicest vets who genuinely care about our dog’s recovery.  The staff at the front desk is always friendly, helpful, and attentive.  I often need to call for questions, and I appreciate the staff’s patience and kindness, and the fact that they all pretty much know Narley by now!  Narley is doing great and is back to his normal self, running around and playing with his friends!  This was certainly an unusual situation, and we’re so lucky that BEVS is around to make sure our dog stays healthy!  Thank you so much for everything and for caring so much about Narley!

Stephanie, Eddie, Narley and Koda

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