What Is An Emergency?
You need to contact Bicester Vets for an emergency appointment if: (in no particular order)
- Your pet is bloated and is trying to vomit (Gastric Dilation and Volvulus)
- Blocked cat – your cat is unsuccessfully straining to urinate.
- Your pet has difficulty breathing.
- Your pet is continuously fitting (Status Epilepticus).
- Fracture – your pet has a suspected broken bone.
- They have collapsed.
- Your pet has profuse bleeding.
- Flystrike – your rabbit has a maggot/fly infestation of a wound.
- You suspect your pet has been poisoned.
- Your pet has been hit by a car.
- They have severe watery/bloody diarrhoea.
- Your pet is unconscious.
- They are in severe pain.
- The are having whelping/kittening problems.
- A surgical wound has opened up.
Generally, if you are worried about your pet, then feel free to call for some advice. If it isn’t urgent, then please phone during surgery hours.
Practice opening times:
Monday – Friday: 8.00 – 19.00
Saturday: 8.00 – 14.00
Sunday: Closed but available for emergencies – seen by arrangement with the duty vet
Monday – Friday: 9.00 – 12.30 | 14.00 – 19.00
Saturday: 8.30 – 10.00 | 10.30 – 12.00
Sunday: Emergencies only – seen by arrangement with the duty vet
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00 – 13.00 then Tuesday, Wednesday 15.00 – 16.30 and Thursday 16.30-18.00
Saturday & Sunday: No nurse clinics
Please note that after-hours charges apply for consultations when the practice is closed.
However, we do have a limited number of normal priced after-hours consultations which we keep available for emergencies which occur in the early evening on a weekday or over the weekend daytimes.
If you ring out of hours with an emergency which needs to be seen AND the duty vet has one of these appointments available, then it will be offered to you.