Veterinary Emergency Group to Open Pet Hospital in Greenwich in Time for the New Year

Veterinary Emergency Group, VEG for short, operates pet hospitals that offer 24-hour emergency and urgent care, 365 days a year. The company, known for helping people and their pets when they need it most, announced that their newest hospital will open in Greenwich Thursday, December 29 at 12:00 pm.

VEG will be located at 409 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob, in the space formerly home to Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. Back in 2021 the VEG application was well received by the Planning & Zoning commission.

This will be VEG’s first location in Connecticut and 40th location nationwide.

“Emergency is our middle name – it’s all we do, so we do it best. VEG is the only veterinary company that focuses solely on pet emergencies,” said Dr. David Bessler, founder of VEG.

“When an emergency happens, VEG puts the pet first and allows the pet parents to be an integral part of their beloved pet’s care and recovery,” Dr. Bessler added.

VEG has revolutionized veterinary emergency medicine by taking customer service, for the pet and pet parent, to the next level and having a laser sharp focus on “emergency care.”

At VEG, when a pet parent calls, they will speak directly with a licensed veterinarian. Unlike other hospitals during an emergency, pet parents won’t wait in the lobby or fill out paperwork first – instead they will see a doctor right away. 

VEG Greenwich is open 24/7 to help pet parents with emergencies when their family veterinarian is closed. The hospital has an open floor plan that allows pet parents to have freedom of movement from exam room to treatment floor, and they can stay with their pet during all phases of treatment, including surgery and overnight hospitalization.

VEG gives back to the pet-loving community through VEG Cares, an initiative benefiting underserved pets that need it most, and by supporting future emergency veterinarians by granting scholarships to D.V.M. students. 

About Veterinary Emergency Group

Established in 2014, Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) is a company founded on a single mission: helping people and their pets when they need it most. VEG’s rapidly growing group of hospitals has revolutionized the pet emergency experience with a customer-centered approach, rapid response times, and a highly trained emergency-focused staff.  VEG currently has 40 hospitals operating in 14 states including Arizona, California, Connecticut, New York, DC, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. To locate a VEG hospital near you or for more information, please visit