If you have a concern with your pet, call me in the first instance for advice on 07410 411461.
If I am not available, call Medivet Leamington Guy 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. Current consultation charges are £43.73 for normal hours (8.30am-7pm Monday-Friday and 8.30am-4pm Saturdays), £96.52 for Sunday or bank holiday day time or £190.12 for out of hours consultations.
If you are registered with another veterinary practice, they should be your best port of call.
Problems which will need emergency veterinary attention at a clinic include (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Ingestion of toxic substance (e.g. chocolate, rat/mouse poison, raisins, human medications)
- A single seizure lasting more than 3-5 minutes or several seizures without full recovery between.
- 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 your veterinary surgery immediately.
- Breathing difficulties
- Severe trauma
- Severe bloody diarrhoea
- Severe vomiting
- Sudden onset bloating of abdomen
- Paralysis of limbs