In An Emergency

Call us on 01926 266121.  We are normally available to answer calls between 9am and 6pm on weekdays.

Outside of these hours, or if we are unavailable, call Medivet Leamington 24 hour veterinary hospital in Leamington Spa on 01926 423161.  They have hospitalisation facilities with an on-site laboratory, diagnostic imaging suite and operating theatre.  There is a vet on-call for emergencies 24/7.  Always call the practice first to arrange an appointment.

Between 9am and 6pm on weekdays, we are normally available to answer calls, so if you would like an emergency home visit, please feel free to call us, however please be aware that we prioritise registered clients.

Outside of these hours, or if we are unavailable, please contact your registered veterinary practice.

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What is an Emergency?

Problems that will require emergency in-clinic attention and are not suitable for a home visit include (this is not an exhaustive list)

Ingestion of toxic substances

e.g. chocolate, rat/mouse poison, raisins, human medications.

Severe, profuse bleeding

Pressure should be applied to any wound for 2 minutes. If bleeding continues the wound should be covered with a dressing if possible and the animal taken to a veterinary surgery immediately.

Severe trauma

e.g. road traffic collision, obvious fracture, head trauma.

Sudden onset bloating

Particularly in dogs, if there is unproductive retching as well, this is definitely an emergency.


A single seizure lasting more than 3-5 minutes, or several seizures without full recovery between.

Breathing difficulties

A cat or rabbit breathing with an open mouth, or a dog who is struggling to get their breath should be taken in as soon as possible. Try to limit stress.

Severe, bloody diarrhoea or profuse vomiting

If your pet is passing very liquid bloody diarrhoea, or has uncontrollable vomiting, or appear weak with vomiting and diarrhoea, they should be seen urgently.