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A few things will make the visit run more smoothly:

Please call the veterinarian that has recently seen your pet before to get any records your pet may have prior to my visit. Make sure the doctor's notes are included. Email them to me before the appointment if possible (

Save a fecal sample that is less than 24 hours. Keep it in the fridge.

If the doorbell is stressful for your pet, let me know and I can call when I arrive. 


We will need a room to use that doesn't have hiding places. Bathrooms usually work great.

If you are concerned about urinary issues, keep that cat in a room without a litter box for three hours prior to the exam. This is to make sure we can collect a urine sample if needed. 

If your cat is particularly nervous or aggressive, let me know beforehand so we can have a plan. 


Have a leash and your dog's favorite treats ready. 


I accept cash or check. 

Urgent needs:

Doorbell Pet Doctor is not an emergency clinic but I do try to accommodate urgent needs as much as I am able to. I respond to emails and phone calls as soon as I am able to and always within 24 hours.  

24 hour emergency hospitals:

Angell Animal Medical Center
350 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282

Blue Pearl
180 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA 02454


Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
20 Cabot Road
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 932-5802

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