In certain cases, such as end of life care, owners would rather that their pet remains in their own environment. We are happy to arrange such visits within normal working weekday hours.
However, for cases where prompt attention or a more thorough examination is required the best care can be given by an owner bringing their pet to the surgery.
This advice is in line with the current Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons "Code of Professional Conduct" which states " Owners are responsible for transporting their animals to a
veterinary practice, including in emergency situations. The RCVS encourages owners to think about how they can do this and make plans before an emergency arises. Examples include their own
transport, a family member, friend or neighbour’s transport, an animal ambulance or a taxi service that will transport animals. In all but exceptional circumstances, the interests of companion
animals will be best served by being taken to a veterinary practice, where the attending veterinary surgeon has access to a full range of equipment, veterinary medicines and appropriate