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Many pet health emergencies can be managed at the Russell Animal Hospital during regular business hours. If possible, it is advisable to call us in advance (603-224-2361) of your arrival to allow us to prepare for your pet’s emergency treatment. There may be some particular cases or circumstances that would be best handled by VCA Capital Area Veterinary Emergency Service (CAVES). CAVES provides emergency care and is staffed 24 hours a days, 7 days a week.

If you have a critical emergency during regular office hours and CAVES is a closer destination, you are encouraged to use their services. If possible, call CAVES ahead of your arrival at 603-227-1199.

After our regular veterinary clinic hours, if you have a pet health emergency that requires urgent, immediate veterinary care, you should call, or go directly to, the Capital Area Veterinary Emergency Service facility.

VCA Capital Area Veterinary Emergency Services (C.A.V.E.S.)
1 Intervale Road
Concord, NH 03301


Directions To CAVES:

Directions from the East
Take Exit 1 on I-393 and bear right at the stop sign, left at the next traffic light onto Intervale Road.

Directions from the North
Take Exit 15E onto I-393 to Exit 1 on I-393 go straight at the light.

Directions from West and South
Take I-93 to Exit 15E to I-393. Immediate right onto Exit 1, go straight at the light.

Here are other contact numbers for you should you have questions about something your pet has ingested:

Northern New England Poison Center


ASPCA Poison Control Center