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Out of Hours

What to do in an emergency outside of normal opening hours

IMPORTANT NOTICE 

Temporary change to out of hours 

On Saturday 5th June and Sunday 6th June 2021 only the out-of-hours service will be effective from 7:00 pm 

New Out-of-Hours Emergency Care Arrangements

Up to 10:00 pm each evening

The Vet Centre will continue to provide out-of-hours emergency cover and telephone advice up to 10:00pm each evening. Please phone 01280 812057 for the number of the Vet on call.

You can also contact Video Vets Now between 8:00am - 11:00pm for an online consult with a vet. If you need to be seen by either us or Vets Now, the cost of your online consult will be refunded.

After 10:00 pm each evening

The Vet Centre will be partnering with Vets Now, Fyfield Barrow, Milton Keynes, MK7 7AN for out-of-hours care between 10:00pm and 08:00am. Our telephones will automatically be transferred to 01908 509500 at 10:00pm. Vets Now normal out-of-hours charges will apply. Hospitalised patients will remain in our care at Maids Moreton.

Within normal hours Emergency Treatment

If your pet has a problem during our normal surgery hours, please telephone the practice immediately and we will ensure that you are offered an appointment on a priority basis. Please make it clear to us that the matter is not routine and we will do our best to attend to you as soon as possible.

Out of Hours Emergency Treatment 

Outside of our normal opening times we have a designated emergency service that can be contacted on: 01908 509500

The Vet Centre Ltd uses Vets Now Emergency Vets. Our nearest clinic is: Vets Now Milton Keynes, Fyfield Barrow, Milton Keynes, MK7 7AN.

We know your pet can become ill or suffer accidents at any time. To make sure you have access to high quality care at night, weekends and bank holidays, we have chosen to partner with Vets Now, the leading provider of Out of Hours care.

The team at Vets Now are always there when we are closed, so you can rest assured that you and your pet will have a vet and nurse on hand, whether it's four in the morning or half-way through Christmas. On calling Vets Now, you’ll speak with one of their dedicated call handlers who’ll provide you with all of the information you require should you wish for your pet to see the veterinary team based in your local clinic. They’ll then inform the clinic of your arrival and promptly send you a text message with confirmation and directions for your visit. Please don't hesitate to call them if you are at all concerned.

Vets Now take over from us when we close at 10:00pm in the evenings. If you call us first, we will either be there to answer your call, or your call will automatically be transferred to 01908 509500 at 10.00pm.

Both Veterinary and Human Medical fields are increasingly using dedicated emergency services. This brings many advantages to our clients:

Emergency centres have staff (vets and nurses) on site around the clock. This means that you will be seen as soon as you arrive by staff who are well rested and ready for work no matter what the time.

Because the staff are awake you can call at whatever time you need to without embarrassment. Emergency centres stay staffed and well lit throughout the night, making them safe and easily accessible.

In the unfortunate event that your pet needs to be seen at Vets Now they will carry out emergency treatment. On the next working day we will be sent all of the details of any treatment your pet required and if possible your pet will be transferred back to us for ongoing care. It is best if you are able to transfer your pet so that you have a chance to speak to both the emergency vet and us directly about ongoing treatment or further tests that may be required. Pets will only be discharged if they are deemed safe to travel.

Your nearest Vets Now clinic is:

Vets Now Emergency Ltd
Vets Now Milton Keynes
Fyfield Barrow
Milton Keynes
MK7 7AN

Phone: 01908 509500