Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists, popularly known to locals as BEVS, has added another 24 hour day, Friday, to its previous schedule. Local veterinarians and pet owners may now avail of services at Vermont’s premier veterinary emergency center 24 hours from Thursday 5pm to Tuesday 8am, as well as 5pm to 8am on Tuesday and Wednesday. The presence of specialists at BEVS’ 24/7 facility has prompted the extension of hours due to the transfer of critical cases during the day from local veterinarians throughout Vermont. In most cases, these pets will require monitoring and intensive treatment through the evening or weekend. The presence of an emergency doctor on Fridays will allow veterinarians and their clients the convenience of keeping their pets at the emergency facility after the specialist procedures are done. The emergency doctor will be present at all times to receive such cases from the specialists as well as from local veterinarians who may choose to send their patients before they close for the evening. This allows more time for referring veterinarians to communicate with the emergency doctor about the patients’ condition before or after sending them over, increasing the overall quality of patient care.About BEVS:BEVS, located at 200 Commerce Street in Williston, VT, has been serving Vermont’s veterinarians and pet lovers for three years, providing much needed emergency and critical care services in a state-of-the-art facility. The Emergency Service, headed by Dr. Tom Hecimovich, has doctors and staff whose advanced training in critical care medicine enable them to handle life-threatening conditions. BEVS’ medical director, Dr. Bryan Harnett, board-certified internal medicine specialist, sees appointments from 8am to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday. Dr. Harnett performs special procedures such as ultrasounds, echocardiography, endoscopy, laparoscopy, special feeding tubes placement and examinations of patients with complicated disease conditions referred to him by local veterinarians. More information on BEVS and the doctors will soon be available at www.bevsvt.com(link is external).For emergencies, please call your local veterinarian. If they are not available, please call (802)863-2387 to reach BEVS.