Out of Hours

Offering your pet, care around the clock

Emergency and Critical Care

Holly House have been running an extensive on-site emergency service at Street Lane since 2011. We are proud to offer this service to external practices who wish to outsource their out of hours work. We have a vet working towards her certificate in emergency and critical care medicine at our helm and feel that we could offer a great service to your clients as we do to our own. We have one RVN and one SVN working night duties 365 nights per year. They are awake throughout their shift so patients are never left unattended and receive exceptional nursing care. We can provide one to one intensive nursing for critically ill patients. The vet is on-call throughout the night for inpatients and emergencies.

We are able to offer complete management of your out of hours including:

  • Telephone triage
  • Hospitalisation of inpatients
  • Assessment and management of new cases out of hours
  • Excellent communication with the client and your vet to arrange appropriate transfer back to yourselves for ongoing care

Common Emergency Cases seen at Ark Referrals

  • Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus
  • Caesarean sections
  • Urethral blockage
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Trauma
  • Gastric and intestinal foreign bodies
  • Management of gastrointestinal disease and pancreatitis
  • Poisonings
  • Diabetes ketoacidosis management
  • Status epilepticus management
  • Anorexic rabbits
  • Triage and hospitalisation of reptiles and birds working under the guidelines of our exotic vets