Pet Emergency Plan

Pet Emergency Plan


Have a place in mind

Know where to go (day and night). Your nearest emergency vet over the festive period may not be at your usual practice. Vets Now clinics are open 24/7 at Christmas and New Year. Find your nearest clinic here.


Know the numbers

Know your emergency vet’s number (both daytime hours and out of hours). Save them to your phone and pin them up on your kitchen noticeboard.

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Think transport

Always have a plan for how you’d get to your nearest emergency vet; whether by private or public transport. This includes having pet carriers available if required.


Be prepared for payment

Be prepared for payment of your pet’s emergency treatment. Make sure that your insurance is up-to-date and the details are to hand.


Have their history

Note your pet’s medical history, especially current medication. And remember to pass it on to anyone looking after your pet.

Keep everything together

We've put together a handy form to help you keep all your pet's details in one place.

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Find your emergency vet

Knowing where your local Vets Now surgery is could save you time when it matters most.

We have clinics open night and day throughout the festive period, so whether you have a pet emergency during Christmas dinner or midway through New Year’s Day, you’ll always be able to access expert care.

Find your emergency vet


Pet Heaven

As a nation of pet lovers, it’s only natural that we want to include our furry family in our festive celebrations. But while tucking into tasty Christmas treats can seem like heaven at first, some can turn a merry Christmas into an emergency situation.

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