Pet emergencies can happen at any time including when our practice is closed. That is why Leadon Vale Vets are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with our emergency out-of-hours vet service to ensure your pet is always cared for any time of the day.
Our out-of-hours emergency service is manned by our dedicated emergency team who are available on the premises throughout the night, at weekends, and on bank holidays so you can rest assured that your pet receives the care, support, and treatment it needs in any serious or severe situation.
To contact us for out-of-hours emergencies, we are contactable on our normal practice number on 01531 632 276 where you will automatically be transferred to our on-duty out-of-hours vet and nurse.
Symptoms Your Pet Needs an Emergency Out of Hours Vet
It is almost guaranteed that your pet will need to attend our emergency out of hours vet service if they are displaying any of the following behaviours or are injured:
- They are unconscious
- They have collapsed
- Experiencing difficulty breathing
- Suspect they have broken a bone
- Had or are having a seizure
- Have an open wound/bleeding
- Lameness or inability to walk
- Are in visible pain
- Have a swollen abdomen
- Are persistently vomiting
- Have persistent diarrhoea
- Are frothing at the mouth
- Any accident or physical injury
If in any doubt do not hesitate in giving us a call! The health and wellbeing of your pet is our priority.
What to Do If Your Pet Needs Out of Hours Emergency Care
If you need to attend our practice in an emergency situation it is important that you telephone in advance if possible. This is so we can make the necessary arrangements for your arrival and enable us to arrange for your pet to be seen straight away, and if required, provide you with the necessary advice or treatment.
When contacting our emergency out-of-hours vets they will initially provide you with free advice over the phone and ask any relevant questions to initially assess whether you need to bring your pet to the surgery for immediate treatment or if there is anything you can do until normal practice hours resume.
Even If you are in doubt whether your pet is unwell or it is an emergency, please do not hesitate to still contact us out of hours. We will be able to help you decide if your pet needs to be seen or if we think it is safe for your pet to wait until the morning when normal practice hours resume.
Plan For an Emergency
We never know what is around the corner or when an incident or emergency may occur, this is why it is always helpful to be prepared should the unexpected happen. In the unfortunate case that your pet may need to attend our emergency out-of-hours vets, think ahead and have a plan.
- Keep our practice number in your phone or somewhere convenient
- Plan your journey – how would you get there day or night?
- Would you need help to get there or assistance with your pet?
- Who could you ask, if needed?
Pet Emergencies During Office Hours
If you require emergency treatment for your pet or any other help and advice during our normal office hours, our regular team of vets and nurses at the surgery are on hand to help.
We provide 24-hour on-site care for patients admitted during our regular practice opening hours with a personalised treatment plan. So, if your pet is required to be kept in overnight, they will be in the good hands of our out-of-hours vet and nurse, without you having to worry about them being left on their own or without regular observations.
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed - Emergencies only
24 Hour Emergency: 01531 632276