Intensive Care Unit & Emergency Treatment
We provide our own Emergency Care in the practice 24/7, so we always have access to patient records and can do the best for your pet.
With access to digital radiography, ultrasound, an in-house laboratory for blood work, an intensive care unit with oxygen, video endoscopy, emergency surgery and critical care monitoring, we have the facilities to treat and care for the seriously ill pet.
The following are examples of the type of trauma that usually require emergency medical attention and may threaten your pet's life if not treated:
- - Bleeding - continuous bleeding from any part of the body; blood in faeces or urine.
- - Coughing - severe, persistent coughing; choking sounds.
- - Diarrhoea or vomiting - continued or severe diarrhoea or vomiting.
- - Difficulty breathing - shallow breathing; seems to be choking.
- - Difficulty giving birth.
- - Eye injury - redness; swelling; squinting; discharge.
- - Ingested toxin, poison or foreign object - any household or garden chemical, human medicine, medicine overdose of any kind, chocolate, swallowed stones, bones, sharp objects, cloth material, string etc.
- - Injured - hit by a car; hurt by another animal; fallen from a great height.
- - In pain - pet is crying out.
- - Lethargic or non-responsive - cannot stand or move; not responding to voice or touch.
- - Lumps - lumps that are growing rapidly or bleeding.
- - Trouble urinating - straining or frequent, painful urination.
- - Weight loss - dramatic or unexplained weight loss over a short time; not eating.
Please call in advance where possible so that we can prepare for your arrival. Out of hours , use the emergency number 01425 614482 and the vet will meet you at the clinic, if not already there. When you arrive your pet will be examined to determine his or her stability. If your pet needs to be hospitalised, the admitting vet will discuss with you the proposed treatment plan.