emergencies

At Ark Veterinary Surgery we provide our own on site emergency vets service. Our own vets are available 24hrs a day to deal with emergency vets situations and provide prompt assistance when required at your own surgery without the need to travel to outside out of hours clinics.
This is a great help to our clients and provides “peace of mind” during difficult times and security that they can receive prompt attention when required.

Out of hours we can be contacted on our paging service using
the following number 01565 872035 Or 01606 810777

Please leave clear details with our operator and we will immediately return your call. Remain calm and please ensure you have left the correct contact number.

Below is a short list of emergency situations, we believe that in any situation you should always call if you are worried, advice is always on hand.

  • Bloat(large dog vomiting or retching with little or no stomach contents, bloated or distended stomach)
  • Cuts bleeding continuously
  • All road traffic accidents
  • Cats with open mouth breathing or panting
  • Cat or dog unable to urinate
  • Collapsed cat or dog
  • All poisonings this includes slug pellets, ibuprofen, chocolates, raisins and cats that have consumed anti freeze ( please if you can, bring the packet with you)
  • Overdose of medicine
  • All animals that have swallowed something such as bones, toys and especially cats who have swallowed string
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea that has lasted more than 48hrs
  • All eye injuries
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Seizures

This is not an exhaustive list and we would advise you to get in touch if you are at all concerned for the health of your pet.