Following various changes to Government rules and regulations (mostly from Europe!), we have had to change the way we provide our ‘Out of Hours’ cover. Instead of our own Vets & Nurses being on-call for emergencies that occur during the night and at weekends, we now use the following clinics:
Vets Now in Milton Keynes. Vets Now provide ‘Emergency and Out of Hours’ cover to veterinary practices all over the country. Our nearest Vets Now clinic is in Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes.
Vets Now contact number is:
For use between 7pm and 8am weekdays and between 12 noon Saturday and 8am Monday
Address: c/o Milton Keynes Veterinary Group
Bucks MK7 7AN
Hampden Veterinary Hospital in Aylesbury. Hampden Veterinary Hospital now provide out of hours and emergency care for other local practices and are able to offer daytime emergency appointments to our clients from 12 noon to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. During these appointment times, clients will not be charged an additional out-of-hours rate. Outside of these hours, costs will be similar to those at Vets Now.
Hampden Veterinary Hospital contact number is:
Address: Hampden Veterinary Hospital
Bucks. HP20 1AJ
If your pet is an inpatient in our practice and requires overnight care and monitoring, we will discuss with you which clinic would be most appropriate for your pet to be referred too. Please be aware that all charges for out of hours care and treatment at these clinics will be your responsibility and must be settled directly.
The teams at Vets Now and Hampden Veterinary Hospital are always there when we are closed, so you can rest assured that you and your pet will have a vet and nurse on hand, whether it’s 4am in the morning or half-way through Christmas. Their fully qualified staff will provide free advice over the phone and advise whether you need to take your pet into their clinic for immediate treatment. Please do not hesitate to call them if you’re at all concerned.
The decision to stop providing our own out-of-hours service has not been taken lightly, and we are anxious to ensure that the care your pet receives is of the best quality. Also, by using Vets Now and Hampden Veterinary Hospital to cover our Out of Hours emergencies, it enables our own vets and nurses to get a good night’s rest at night and weekends, so we can continue providing the high quality care during the day that we pride ourselves on.
Please be aware that because of the nature of Out of Hours emergencies, a night-time, weekend or after the clinic has closed appointment will be more expensive than seeing us during our normal working hours. The out of hours fee at Vets Now before 10pm is £122 and a consultation fee of £51.00 The out of hours fee after 10pm is £172 and the consultation fee is the same. Vets Now will discuss costings with you at the time of your appointment and before commencing any treatment. Hampden Veterinary Hospital out of hours fees are between £120.00-£160.00
We will be in close contact with their clinics regarding on-going cases, where owners may be worried about their pet, so that they have the relevant histories. Alternatively, we may give you a copy of your pet’s clinical notes, in case an out-of-hours consultation might be appropriate.
Please do not hesitate to ask for more details, for maps and information on the location of the Vets Now clinic in Milton Keynes and Hampden Veterinary Hospital, Aylesbury