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Where to find us

Vets Now Portsmouth,
Unit 1 Southdown View,
Military Road,
Hilsea,
PO3 5FS,
We are open bank holidays

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Areas covered by clinic: Areas covered by this clinic: Portsmouth, Fareham, Waterlooville, Petersfield and Chichester

Opening Hours

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Local Directions

Get directions to Vets Now emergency vet Portsmouth
From M27 Southampton area (M27)

Join the M27 and follow this road for approx. 20 miles. At Junction 12, take the A27 exit to Paulsgrove/Corhsam/Hilsea.  Use the right lane to merge onto M275, use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Western Rd/A27 (signs for A3). At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Western Rd/A27.  At Portsbridge Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto London Rd/A3.

You will see Downland Veterinary Group on your left after the Hilsea Car Wash, we are located on the ground floor premises underneath the high-rise flats. The carpark to the front is a No Entry, to access the car park take the left after the flats onto Military Road, keep following this road round to the left and enter the car park.

From A27 Chichester area (using Chichester Bypass)

Join the Chichester Bypass A27, continue to follow these signs, at the Fishbourne roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A27. Continue on the A27 for approx. 13 miles using the Havant bypass. Take the A3(N)/A3(S) exit towards Corsham/Hilsea. Keep left at the fork and merge onto London Rd/A3.

You will see Downland Veterinary Group on your left after the Hilsea Car Wash, we are located on the ground floor premises underneath the high-rise flats. The carpark to the front is a No Entry, to access the car park take the left after the flats onto Military Road, keep following this road round to the left and enter the car park.

From A3 Petersfield / Waterlooville area

Get to the A3 and head south continuing to take signs for Portsmouth/Hayling Island to join the Havant Bypass. Merge onto Havant Bypass/A27.

Take the A3(N)/A3(S) exit towards Corsham/Hilsea. Keep left at the fork and merge onto London Rd/A3. You will see Downland Veterinary Group on your left after the Hilsea Car Wash, we are located on the ground floor premises underneath the high-rise flats. The carpark to the front is a No Entry, to access the car park take the left after the flats onto Military Road, keep following this road round to the left and enter the car park.


About Vets Now Portsmouth

Our highly skilled emergency team in Vets Now Portsmouth are here for you at the time you need us most. Vets Now Portsmouth has been providing trusted out-of-hours emergency vet care for your pets since 2008. Working from within Downlands Veterinary Group, our team are on call from 19.00pm – 08.00am Monday to Friday, 12.00pm – 08.00am on Saturday and 24 hours on a Sunday.

Our emergency vets work hard throughout the night and on weekends to save your pet cat, dog, and other small animals. Our clinic and team at Vets Now Portsmouth has been recognised as an Outstanding provider of emergency veterinary care by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

What to expect when you get in touch

Pet emergencies can happen anytime – including when your regular vet is closed. That’s why our emergency vet clinic in Portsmouth is open through the night, at weekends and on bank holidays, so we’re ready and waiting to provide expert pet emergency care when your regular vet has some time off.

Regardless of which vet your pet is registered to in the Portsmouth area, you can use our out-of-hours service when needed.

We treat all pets, regardless of which daytime clinic you use, and will ensure that all case notes are transferred back to your practice during their working hours. We proudly cover Portsmouth, Fareham, Waterlooville, Petersfield and Chichester.

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Accident and Emergency Care
  • Advanced Fluid Therapy
  • Advanced Pain Management
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Blood Smear Analysis
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Critical Care
  • ECG
  • Endoscopy
  • Haematology
  • Hospital Ward
  • In-House Laboratory
  • Isolation Unit
  • Ultrasound
  • Operating Theatre
  • X-Ray

Frequently asked questions

We’ve compiled some answers to questions you might have about attending Vets Now.

 

How long will I have to wait?

Our highly trained emergency teams are smaller than your daytime vets and manage unpredictable caseloads, especially at weekends. Similar to human A&E, this can lead to variable waiting times as we prioritise the pets requiring more urgent care. If you are at all concerned about your pet’s condition whilst you are waiting, please do not hesitate to contact the team immediately.

What will happen when my pet is waiting to be seen?

Your pet will be initially triaged by one of our nursing team who will ensure that the most seriously ill pets are seen as a priority by one of our vets. If your pet has life-threatening injuries, please be reassured that we will administer emergency first aid treatment.

How long will treatment take?

Treatment length will depend on what the vet and you, the pet owner, decide after the initial assessment. The duty vet will discuss whether you should continue to stay on-site or go home after your consultation. Please do not leave the clinic until advised by the clinic team. You will be asked for consent if your pet is hospitalised.

Will my own vets be updated?

A copy of your pet’s medical records and any additional appropriate information will be sent to your own vets automatically. If you are going for a follow-up appointment with them and they have any questions, they can contact us to discuss further.

I have some questions about cost, payment and insurance.

Our Enquires Team have answered questions you might have about cost, payment and insurance, you can read them here.

 

For more information about what to expect, please read our guide on visiting our clinics here