Updated policies - Find out all the information about our updated policies at the bottom of the page.

In An Emergency

What to do when we're closed

If your pet has a problem during surgery hours, please telephone the practice immediately and we will ensure that you are offered an appointment on a priority basis. Please make it clear that the matter is not routine and we will do our utmost to attend to you at the earliest opportunity.

While everyone hopes they never have a life-threatening emergency involving their pet, it is inevitable that sometimes urgent out-of-hours treatment is required. 

All emergency calls outside of normal opening hours are handled by Vets Now. Vets Now are a dedicated emergency care provider. The benefit of this change is that in an emergency your animal will always be seen by a vet whose sole duty is emergency night cover - they are on a night rota and have no duties during the day, they can provide constant care and supervision during the night, something that is not always possible in general practice. This ensures a higher standard of care all round. Day patients requiring overnight care will also be managed by Vets Now - this will be discussed with you if it applies to your pet.

Nearest Vets Now clinic:

Vets Now Kilmarnock

McKenzie
Bryson and Marshall
21 Hill Street
Kilmarnock
KA3 1HA 

Tel No: 01563 258487   

They provide emergency cover from
6:30pm - 8:00am Monday - Friday
12:00pm Saturday - 8:00am Monday

If you have an emergency requiring veterinary assisstance during these hours please either telephone us (and you will hear a message giving you Vets Now's number) or telephone Vets Now directly. Find the relevant phone numbers here.

PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP AT THE PRACTICE WITHOUT CALLING BEFOREHAND.