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 (correct as of June 2019)
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