WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH) opened its doors in West Springfield on Monday.

According to a news release from VESH, the 12,000-square-foot emergency and specialty hospital hosted a grand opening ceremony on Monday for its second location in West Springfield.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 8:30 a.m. at their new location on Capital Drive. Mayor William Reichelt, as well as other town officials, were at the ribbon cutting.

VESH’s new location will offer 24/7 emergency care, internal medicine, and surgery services for companion animals and offers the latest technology, such as a brand-new helical CT, endoscopy, ultrasound, digital radiology, intensive care unit (ICU), in-house laboratory, full blood services, and more.

22News spoke to the company’s internal medicine specialist about the scope of care possible now in West Springfield.

“We support very sick animals that your vet might send over here when they are having trouble getting a diagnosis for the animal or the animal just needs a level of care that is higher than they can provide,” said Kirstin Johnson, VESH’s Medical Director and Internal Medicine Specialist.

VESH has provided advanced veterinary medicine since 2006 and started in South Deerfield. Adam Koch, Northeast Division Leader for National Veterinary Associates, told 22News, “We manage site in Deerfield now and it is consistently overflowing. We have people coming all the way from Connecticut and up to the site in Deerfield. So we were really tactical in where we decided to open this site.”

The new hospital, open now, and accepting patients 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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