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Emergencies & out of hours


What to do in an emergency

You could be lucky and go a lifetime without your pets ever needing an emergency appointment, but there could be that one time that’s a real emergency!

Try not to panic! We know it’s difficult in these situations, but our pets pick up on our anxiety which could make them more stressed or fearful.

Call us

If you are concerned about your pet and believe it to be an emergency situation, please call us in the first instance. We can then assess the situation and advise you accordingly. It also means we can ensure a car parking space, closest to the building, is reserved for you and we can be ready for your arrival.

Our team are all trained to deal with these emergency situations and will help you in a calm and caring way.


Being prepared for an emergency

Preparation could be the difference between life and death in an extreme situation. We recommend keeping our number in your mobile phone and you can purchase, or put together your own, basic pet first aid kit.

For information on what to put in your kit, see our blog post here.  You can also read our blog on basic first aid for our advice on what you can do to help in the first instance.

An emergency when we are closed
(Out of hours)

Things always seem to happen at the least convenient times don’t they, and that’s why we have partnered with VetsNow who are also based in Wimborne.

We work closely with them to ensure continuity of care, particularly following on from an emergency. VetsNow will always up-date us on any treatment or procedure that they have undertaken, so that we are fully up to speed with what’s going on with your poorly pet.

If you have an emergency when we are closed, please call them on 01202 859933 – you will then be able to speak to one of their team who will advise you on the best course of action and whether they need to see your pet.

VetsNow Bournemouth are located within the Lynwood Veterinary Group practice at Station Road, Wimborne BH21 1RQ.

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