Emergencies

Emergency veterinary attention can be required after traumatic accidents or in some serious medical conditions. If you are in any doubt as to whether your pet needs to be seen as an emergency you can call your vet for advice. Signs that may indicate that urgent attention is required include: difficulty breathing; constant gagging/ retching with nothing brought up, or persistent productive vomiting. Sudden onset of seizures (fits) or persistent seizures without recovery between are also cause for urgent veterinary attention.

Immediate veterinary attention can mean the difference between life and death for an injured dog after all but the most minor of accidents. Your dog will receive necessary treatment much faster if you are able to transport it directly to your vet’s clinic (where all the necessary equipment is on hand) than calling the vet out to your house or to attend the scene of the accident. The most important thing to remember in an emergency is not to panic! – this could cause further anxiety for an already frightened animal and it wastes valuable time. If you are concerned about your pet in any way contact your veterinary surgeon for further advice.

In case of emergency please call:

Ilkley: 01943 817 000

Glusburn: 01535 632 608

Skipton: 01756 636 999

We provide genuine 24 hour emergency care for your pets, you will be connected to the duty vet/nurse. Out of hours we work from the Ilkley surgery to ensure optimal nursing care for your pet.