All emergencies will be seen at any time.
Outside surgery hours we operate a 24 hour service every day of the year for genuine emergencies.
We don't employ agency vets to do our out of hours work so, if you have to call us out for an emergency, you will always see a familiar face.
For genuine out of hours emergencies call us on 01769 572176 (South Molton) or 01271 344262 (Barnstaple).
Overnight Supervision Of Hospitalised Patients
In the event your pet needs to stay with us overnight there are two duty vets available for their care. They will have discussed your pet’s needs with the vet in charge of your pet’s case and know what care and medications they will require during their stay. The duty vets also provide cover overnight for emergencies and sick pets can be brought in to either surgery or home visits made in extreme cases. As there may be inpatients at both practices, as well as the chance of a duty vet being called out, there are times when it is not possible for a vet to be onsite with your pet at all times.
As each patient will have different clinical needs the amount of supervision required will be determined by both the duty and the case vet for each animal, but every inpatient is checked overnight, medicated as required and fed, watered and walked if necessary. There will be cases where a pet needs constant supervision (this may cost extra) and this will be provided. Please be assured that your pet’s welfare is our top priority and no pet will be unsupervised if the vets feel it is not in their best interests.