We now provide 24-hour care, 365 days a year on conjunction with Vets Now. Find out more here

 

Find us: Unit B, Queen Elizabeth Park, Railton Road, Guildford, GU2 9LX, click here for more information.

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In an emergency, try not to panic. Phone us on 01483 536 036. It is important to phone ahead to ensure we are ready and prepared for your arrival. 

If your pet requires urgent or emergency care during our normal opening hours, please call us directly and we’ll advise on what to do next. However, if an urgent situation occurs while we’re closed, rest assured that your pets’ needs are still covered through out partnership with Vets Now who provide our out-of-hours and emergency service. You can reach them on 01483 536036

 

vets now emergencies at alder vets in guildford

Vets Now is like an A&E service for animals. With a team of specially trained vets, nurses and support staff, they specialise in out-of-hours and emergency care giving you complete peace of mind. They’ve operated for over 20 years, and respond to 200,000 pet emergencies annually. Nothing is more important to us than the quality of care we offer your pet(s), and partnering with Vets Now allows us to provide the best treatment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Quick guide to some common emergencies

If your pet is:

Bleeding

Clean the dirty wound with warm salt water and apply a clean cloth with pressure over the wound.

Seizuring (having a fit)

Make the room as dark and as quiet as possible. Position your pet out of the way of anything that could cause injury. Remember to avoid touching your pet around its mouth as it may bite you. Make a note of the length of time the seizure lasts. Keep your pet as cool as possible as they can overheat during a seizure. Call the surgery.

Overheating

Cool with tepid water and offer water to drink then call the surgery for advice.

If your pet has:

Been hit by a car

keep them warm, wrap in a blanket, keeping the nose and mouth exposed. If you think there may be broken bones, keep them as still as possible and place them on a hard moveable surface and transport them to the nearest vet.

Been attacked by a dog

keep them warm, wrap in a blanket, keeping the nose and mouth exposed. Do not attempt to break up a dog fight yourself – douse both dogs with water. If you think there may be broken bones, keep them as still as possible and place them on a hard movable surface and transport them to the nearest vet.

Disclaimer
Please note – this advice is no substitute for a proper consultation and this information is intended for guidance only. Consult us at the earliest opportunity on 01483 536 036.

Alder Veterinary Practice

Unit B

Queen Elizabeth Park

Railton Road

Guildford

GU2 9LX

 

Telephone: 01483 536036

Email: [email protected]

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