In an emergency, Try not to panic!
Phone us on: 01483 610292
If it is out of normal working hours you will be put through to our own in house emergency service. It is important to phone ahead to ensure we are ready and prepared for your arrival.
Quick Guide To Some Common Emergencies
If your pet is;
Clean the dirty wound with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of 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.
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 moveable surface and transport them to the nearest vet.
Here at The Guildford Vet we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of treatment and care to every pet we see. Veterinary medicine is advancing all the time, and while we stay abreast of all the latest innovations, we also know that sometimes the old ways are the best! So you can be assured that we only ever introduce new techniques when we know that they deliver significantly better care for your pet. Laparoscopic (better known as ‘keyhole’) surgery is one such example.
We have coupled up with Provetsurg, a peripatetic referral orthopaedic service headed by Nicci Meadows. This allows us to offer the highest standard of orthopaedic surgery in house. ProVetSurg provides an accessible in-house referral surgical service by certified surgical advanced practitioners. This enables clients to remain close to home, and pets to be treated in a familiar environment with vets and nurses that they already know. Surgical fees aim to be affordable for a wide range of clients.
When requesting more medication or food please give us at least 24 hours notice. The main reason for this is to allow us time to check whether the item is in stock, if it isn’t we can order it to arrive the next day and dispense it.