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24-Hour Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

The Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes operates from The Veterinary Health Centre at 4 Greenways, Lytham St Annes and provides out of hours, on-call, cover for 8 local vet practices serving pet owners in Lytham St Annes, Blackpool, the Fylde Coast and West Lancashire. The vets and nurses are from The Veterinary Health Centre and are available throughout the night.

This webpage gives instructions about what to do if your pet falls ill when your own vet is closed and off-duty. Unless you are a client of The Veterinary Health Centre you may not see your regular vet but whoever you see is dedicated to helping you and your pets at difficult times and is here to help you through veterinary emergencies.

If you are eligible to receive treatment from the PDSA, please telephone; 01253 838585

 

Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

Participating Veterinary Practices

• Alpha Vets
• Robert Jones
• Spen Corner Veterinary Centre
• The Mount Veterinary Practice Ltd
• Mere Road Veterinary Clinic
• Andrew Mellor Veterinary Surgeon
• Myerscough Vet Group (St Annes)
• The Veterinary Health Centre Ltd

 

Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

What is The EVS?

Unfortunately, your pet won’t wait to be poorly during regular vets’ opening times. Emergency care may be required at any time of day or night. Emergency Veterinary Service provides out of hours, on-call, veterinary care for the 8 Practices listed to the left. The service operates from The Veterinary Health Centre premises at 4 Greenways, Lytham St Annes FY8 3LY

 

Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

In An Emergency

The best thing you can do in an emergency is not to panic!

This can be a lot easier said than done but it is very important to remain calm and act cautiously.

If you are in any doubt – ring us.

 

Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

At The Clinic

You may not see your regular vet but the person who looks after your pet will be a fully qualified and experienced veterinary surgeon who works at The Veterinary Health Centre.

By its very nature emergency work is unpredictable and it is difficult to schedule appointments so you may have to wait before the vet can see you and your pet; we will always see and treat the sickest pet first. It is important that you let us know when to expect you and to provide us with enough information to give us an idea of the type of emergency.

If your pet has to be hospitalised for any reason it will stay at The Veterinary Health Centre, 4 Greenways, Lytham St Annes and a vet will be available throughout the night. (See also Section 8 – Transferring Your Pet).

 

Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

Costs and Payment

Payment is due at the end of your pet’s consultation. However, you may be asked to pay a deposit if your pet requires further treatment and/or tests.The fees charged for our out of hours service will be higher than daytime fees due to the increased costs of providing cover for a variety of accidents and emergencies every night of the week, weekends and bank holidays. Failure to make payment will result in the matter being referred to Collection Agents whose charges will be added to, and become payable with, the original invoice amount.
8am – 7pm: £88.92
7pm – 12 midnight: £123.28
12midnight – 8 am: £143.63

Any treatment/drugs, etc, is in addition to the consultation fees

If you are eligible for treatment from the PDSA, please call; 01253 838585

 

Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

Insurance

If you have pet insurance, it may be possible for you to re-claim the cost of the treatment depending on the terms and conditions of your policy. Claim forms are available from your insurer; you complete your section and we will complete the clinical details prior to submitting it to your insurance company for payment.

We are not able to accept direct payment from insurance companies.

 

Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

Visiting Your Pet

When your pet is admitted to the Clinic it is understandable that you want to spend time with him or her. However, for both practical and Health and Safety reasons we ask that you do not visit whilst your pet is being treated by the Emergency Vet Service.

 

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Transferring Your Pet

Wherever possible your pet will be transferred back to your regular daytime practice once they re-open. Ideally we would like you to be involved in the transfer of your pet as it gives you the opportunity to speak to both the emergency vet at discharge and to your regular vet about on-going treatment. Pets will not be discharged until they are deemed stable to travel.

 

Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

Home Visits

Occasionally house visits can be arranged, but it can take a bit of time as the duty vet may have other patients to attend to. In addition the level of treatment that can be provided away from the clinic will be quite limited.
When they are possible, charges for a home visit will vary according to the time of day/night of the call out but, typically, start at £250.00.

 

Emergency Veterinary Service Lytham St Annes

Questions You Should Ask

Don’t be afraid to ask questions if there is anything that you are not clear about. You may have to make difficult decisions on behalf of your pet and it is important that you have all the information available on your pet’s condition and possible treatment options.

 

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