OVERNIGHT CARE OF INPATIENTS IN WARWICKSHIRE
Your veterinary surgeon may recommend that your pet stays overnight or over the weekend at Severn Veterinary Centre (for instance in cases of emergency, to continue medical care or simply if a pet requires treatment that can’t be completed during the normal working day). We hospitalise animals in the kennels or cattery at our Stratford branch.
If considered fit to travel your veterinary surgeon may ask you to transport your pet to the practice – if the location is unfamiliar to you the receptionists at each branch will be only too happy to provide advice and directions.
Whilst vets do not live on site, members of nursing staff are on site and are available to look after your pet. It is important that you understand the level of care your pet will receive in order that you can make informed choices with regard to alternative care plans and to understand the consent for hospitalisation you will be asked to provide.
Patients are checked at 10pm each evening by a member of the night time nursing staff who administer treatment under the direction of a veterinary surgeon. A vet is available overnight should a query arise or if for any reason the night staff require support.
Some animals may require hospitalisation which involves the full time care of a veterinary surgeon. If this is the case we will facilitate the transfer of your pet to the care of the nearest branch of Vets-Now Veterinary Emergency Service who provide dedicated out of hours care for sick or injured animals.
If your pet requires hospitalisation please remember this will incur additional fees, especially if frequent night time checks or treatment are required. Your vet will provide you with an estimate of hospitalisation charges and keep you updated as often as practically possible if additional or unforeseen costs are incurred.