ALLEN HEIGHTS VETERINARY HOSPITAL
WILL BE PERMANENTLY CLOSING
JULY 1, 2022 - PLEASE READ BELOW
Dear Clients of Allen Heights Vet Hospital,
It is with deep sadness and a good dose of frustration that we are announcing the closure of Allen Heights Veterinary Hospital. Our last day of seeing patients will be July 1st.
The economic and labor forces brought about by the pandemic and the ‘great resignation’ have pushed this business to its breaking point. We have tried to hire and we have worked with a broker to try to sell/merge practices, but nothing has panned out. When we are constantly under staffed we can’t offer the appointments and surgery services that keep us a vital practice. That is why we are closing the hospital.
What this means to you:
If you received a paper copy of this letter, we do not have your email address. Email will be our preferred method of communication. Please leave a message, text or email us your preferred email address.
You may still receive reminder cards and emails from the computerized service. We will be disabling these as soon as possible. If you get a reminder, please follow up with your new vet for the service listed on the card.
A list of the central Berkshire County vets and the 24/7 emergency services is included below.
Thank you so much for your patronage over the years. It has meant a lot to us to have run a successful vet practice for 15 years. We were able to build up a good practice with our friendly, caring, talented and dedicated staff. Over the years we’ve made some friends, shared lots of animal stories, laughs, and tears. We will all miss seeing your pets at the hospital and miss chatting with you.
Dr. Elizabeth Tullett
And the staff of Allen Heights Vet.
Local Veterinary Hospitals
Emergency Referral Numbers:
VESH (South Deerfield) 413 665-4911
Upstate Veterinary Specialties (Latham) 518 783-3198
Capital District Referral Hospital (Latham) 518 785-1094
Emergency care: Sick pets and emergent needs will be seen during the day. Our after hour emergency care has changed due to staffing. We are on call M-Th, some Friday evenings until 9 pm. This is a phone triage service. We don't have on call staff for weekend after hour emergencies. If deemed necessary, you will be referred to one of our emergency referral hospitals. Our after hours emergency number is 413 347 9033.
Outside our triage service hours, we have partnered with VetTriage to offer video telehealth services. The VetTriage veterinarians are available 24/7 and for a small fee, will assess your pet on a live video chat to determine if your pet requires immediate emergency care, or simple monitoring at home until we reopen. In the event of an emergency care, or simple monitoring at home until we reopen. In the event of an emergency, they will coordinate your visit to the on-call hospital of the evening.
If you do not have internet service or a smart phone, they can also be reached by phone at 702 483 8533.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,