Emergency Care

Having an emergency? 

When we are open

If your pet is experiencing a life threatening emergency during our regular hours, we may be able to stabilize your pet, evaluate treatment options quickly, and help determine if you need to go to an emergency hospital.  If needed, we can attempt to resuscitate, provide oxygen, stop bleeding and let you know what you can expect for a prognosis before you decide to transport your pet.   

Please call ahead if possible; the number is 207-985-4277.  We do not take walk-ins for non-emergencies. 

After Hours

Our area has four after hours emergency options.  Below are phone numbers and links to the directions on their websites. Calling ahead helps them prepare for treating your pet as soon as you arrive. 

Portland, ME
Animal Emergency And Specialty Care
207-878-3121

Scarborough, ME
Maine Veterinary Medical Center
207-885-1290 

Newington, NH
Veterinary Emergency Critical Care
603-431-3600

Portsmouth, NH
Port City Veterinary Hospital
603-433-0056



Poison Control Helplines

ASPCA Poison Control Center
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/
(888) 426-4435.  A fee may be applied to your credit card. 
If you have a current annual registration with HomeAgain, the call is free of charge.
 

Pet Poison Helpline
http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/
800-213-6680.  A fee may be applied to your credit card.

Kennebunk Veterinary Hospital has provided these links as a service and believes they are good resources.  However, KVH is in no way responsible for the specific direction given by their staffs or the outcomes of treatment by other providers.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Location

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Testimonial

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "All the staff are friendly and patient and helpful. Dr. Shively is the BEST! She truly cares about the pets in her care and takes time to explain details the owners need to know, all with a lovely sense of humor."
    Charlotte Kennebunk, ME

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