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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?

Here at BEVS, we are experiencing a high demand for emergency veterinary services, so wait times may be extended. Please expect a longer wait during high-demand hours, including nights and weekends. We will assess each pet as you arrive and use our triage priority levels to care for the most critically injured or ill pets first. We appreciate your patience as we, like you, navigate through these challenging times.

If you are concerned or unsure if your pet needs emergency care, please call us at (802) 863-2387. We may be able to advise you on how to keep your pet comfortable at home until your veterinarian can see you. If your dog or cat has ingested something poisonous, please call your veterinarian or the 24/7 Animal Poison Control Center at (855) 764-7661 for help immediately. (A consultation fee may apply.)

Please share with everyone, this expression of LOVE & GRATITUDE for saving, repairing, and caring for our sweet girl Georgia.

BEVS was on the job long before our most recent visit.  You have always been there for us, 24/7 (people say that about their service, but you prove it true every time) therefore, when I saw Georgia crawling out from the sumac grove, bloody and scared, I already knew how to help her.  I taught Pet First Aid for a few years for the Red Cross so I followed the lesson plan and provided the “immediate and temporary care necessary to safely transport, to definitive and professional veterinary care, without causing additional harm”.  I quickly checked her wounds, carried her to the safe transport set up in my car, and yelled to my husband “CALL BEVS!!”

We headed directly to your hospital and as I’ve experienced it, your bulletproof trauma center.  Start to finish I was treated as an intelligent and emotional human being, and it was pointed out to me that BEVS understood that I too had experienced trauma.  A gurney was used to get Georgia inside, every one was focused, calm, so calm, professional, and ready to go. I approved the necessary things, first verbally (grateful to be trusted) and then in more detail during the cost estimation… which is a critical service, provided judgement free, and for me it was a first look at what you needed to do and could do to care for Georgia. I had no doubt that you were going to give her every chance for a life saving outcome. That’s exactly what you provided, along with all the kindness and care needed to keep her from experiencing additional trauma and for me, to make necessary decisions.

Everything from the car ride to the checkin at BEVS is a bit fuzzy, so I’m not sure if explained that my biological father and my step dad, died 6 days apart, the week of Christmas.  I’d stayed in Massachusetts for 6 weeks to care for my mother who took a fall after my dad’s funeral, and had become wheelchair bound. I’d been home (in VT) for just three days when it happened.  I was bringing my husband home after back surgery when Georgia got loose. I take full responsibility because I chose not to get her harnessed and hooked to her 50’ lead before I opened the front door. (She’s a bird dog happy to trade the invisible fence shock for flushing a woodcock.)  I was exhausted and made a bad decision.  The tears I shed at BEVS, while Georgia was in treatment, contained all the feelings of guilt, fear, sorrow, grief, exhaustion and anger that I’d been holding in, for so long. I knew that Georgia was in your care, that the smartest and best we’re on the case.  The subsequent release of responsibility to you for Georgia’s medical care and the private room and safety provided to me (with tissues) combined for the treatment I needed, to survive.  It’s amazing how often kindness and care for a pet, can be treatment for the person as well…. Who Rescued Who, Right?

I have so much more I’d like to say in praise of everyone there, about checking in and out, phone updates and update requests, a flowing cost estimation process, your facility, and all that stuff. I would but, you’re busy and somebody somewhere will need you any minute now.

With great regard and gratitude,

Roxane, John & Georgia Shuell

Dear Bryan,

Many thanks to you and your kind gift to the foodbank last month – what a difference you are making! Thank you for caring about a neighbor, student, senior and family in need. Our community is stronger because of you.

Many Thanks,

Vermont Foodbank

Dr. Josie Mallinckrodt,

We cannot thank you enough for helping us with Lizzie, from her care after the diagnosis to assisting her to a peaceful heaven. The decision was difficult, but now we know she is with her litter mate-brother, Linus and our Golden Denali who she loved dearly. We feel an enormous loss & know it will take time to adjust to her absence. The card and kind words you articulated so well, spoke to exactly what she was and that was gentle and loving. Your kindness of coming to our home and being here to help all of us, speaks volumes to your professionalism, kindness and warm heart. BEVS is lucky to have you as is the community you serve. Photos, videos and memories may be all that’s left, but she entered our lives with grace and exited with the same grace. Thank you for being here for this, your act of kindness with never be forgotten, Josie. We have comfort knowing that you are here in Vermont and deliver care for animals with such love & compassion, and we are thankful for that.

Fondly, Aaron, Larry, Daisy & Bleu

For emergencies, please call (802) 863-2387 before you come to our hospital to discuss your pet’s condition so we may advise you about the urgency of the problem. Click here to learn when your pet may require urgent care,

Due to the high numbers of critical patients in our hospital, we may need to advise you to seek care at another veterinary hospital and provide you with a list. There is a limit to the number of very ill patients our veterinarians and technicians can care for. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

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