What are the hospital's hours?
Monday - Saturday: 7:30am to Lunch time. Due to COVID our hours are different and may change. We are closed Sundays, Holidays (including holiday weekends) 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
Do I need an appointment?
Yes. Dogs and Cats are seen by appointment only. Please call in advance. 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
Can I come in to the hospital with my pet?
Dealing with COVID is challenging for everyone.. To limit exposure, anyone that has been vaccinated may enter the building without a mask. For those not vaccinated, you will need to wear a mask while inside the building. Please wait in your car and call 781-438-7200 when you get to the hospital. We will check you in over the phone and when we are ready to see your fur baby a technician will call you. and if you prefer you can accompany your fur baby in for their appointment.
What forms of payment do we accept?
We accept Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Debit Card, and Care Credit.
Do you have payment plans?
No. We are not set up for billing so full payment is due at the time of service.
At what age should I spay or neuter my pet?
Spaying or neutering can be done when your pet is 6 months of age or older. A pre-surgical exam and is given and blood work is drawn to determine if your pet is physically mature enough and healthy enough to have the procedure. Current vaccinations are required at time of surgery.
What do I do in case of emergencies?
If your pet has an emergency and our hospital is closed there are some emergency hospitals you can call.
Massachusetts Veterinary Hospital 781-932-5802
Angel Memorial Hospital 617-522-7282
Blue Pearl Emergency: Charleston 617-284-9777 Waltham 781-684-8387
Bulger Veterinary Hospital 978-725-5544
What Doctor will I be seeing?
What makes us stand out from other hospitals is that Dr. Jawitz is the only veterinarian, so you know who you'll be seeing all the time.
Do I need to call ahead to refill prescription medications?
Yes. Please don't wait until you are out of a prescription medication to have it refilled. Give us a call to fill it as soon as you know you are going to need them so we can have it available for you to pick up. Please allow at least 24 hours for most refills and a week for special orders. Heartworm medications and flea and tick preventatives are always available, however your pet must be current on a heartworm test in order to get heartworm medication.
At what age should my puppy/kitten start vaccinations?
1st vaccination 8 weeks 8 weeks
2nd vaccination 12 weeks 12 weeks
3rd vaccination 16 weeks 16 weeks
Heartworm test 6 months
A stool sample should be check at your new puppy's or kitten's first visit.