Emergency Vet

Out-of-hours emergency vet services

We are proud to offer out-of-hours emergency vet care to our registered clients. 

Please note:
For urgent but not quite emergency cases, we have an open surgery between 8 and 8.45am in Dorchester on weekdays, and a surgery by appointment Sunday mornings 10 until 12.

In case of emergency, call 01305 267083

EMERGENCIES:

  • bleeding which has not stopped after 4 minutes of constant pressure
  • a suddenly-swollen abdomen
  • extended labour (less than 2 hours of unproductive straining)
  • male cats unable to pass ANY urine
  • non-productive attempts to vomit
  • seizure
  • road traffic accidents
  • difficulty breathing, blue gums or tongue
  • eye injury
  • ingestion of chocolate, slug bait, rat poison, human medicines, especially paracetamol for cats, ibuprofen for dogs.

NON EMERGENCIES:

  • cat bites and most dog bites
  • vomiting and diarrhoea for less than 24 hours
  • small wounds with little bleeding
  • cancelling/changing appointments
  • long-term problems
  • difficulty rising due to arthritis that has been present for some time