Medical Care

This service is available at:
Bulger Veterinary Hospital
Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

A comprehensive medical examination and diagnostic work up are performed to detect and diagnose any serious or potential health issues. A thorough examination is recommended for all pets when there are unexplained changes in their behavior and/or when there are physical symptoms such as vomiting, coughing, skin lesions, a heart murmur, changes in urination, or weight loss.

A thorough medical examination is also recommended for older pets in order to diagnose or detect problems early.

Our experienced veterinary team are trained in the latest techniques and equipment. You can rest assured your pet will be treated with care and compassion during any laboratory or diagnostic procedure.

Comprehensive Medical Exam:

  • Temperature
  • Pulse
  • Heart Rate & Rhythm
  • Weight
  • Attitude
  • Oral Exam
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Abdomen
  • Rectal
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Skin
  • Urogenital
  • Neurologic
  • Gastrointestinal

Advanced Medical Procedures and Therapies: (available 24-hours a day)

  • Blood Pressure and Central Venous Pressure Monitoring
  • Chest Tube Placement and Management
  • Continuous EKG Monitoring
  • Dystocia Management
  • Full CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (Including Defibrillation)
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Intravenous Fluid Therapy (Crystalloid and Colloid)
  • Intravenous Parenteral and Oral Nutrition
  • Ophthalmic Exam
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Seizure Management
  • Shock Resuscitation
  • Splinting and Casting
  • Toxicity Management
  • Transfusion Therapy (Whole Blood, Packed Red Blood Cells, Plasma, Oxyglobin)
  • Urethral Obstruction Management
  • Wound Management

24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty


Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital


Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital


Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital