We have a team of vets and nurses available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergencies can happen at any time, which is why our doors are always open. Whether it’s the middle of the night or a holiday weekend, you can trust that your pet will be seen by a member of our experienced team in familiar surroundings.

If your pet requires overnight care, rest assured that our practice is staffed with trained professionals who will ensure their comfort and attend to their needs throughout.


Walter Leigh Way, Leigh, WN7 3GP, UK | Phone: 01942 417800 | Email:

What is an EMERGENCY?

As pet owners ourselves, we know that moments of concern can arise at any time. So, we have compiled a list of problems that we class as true emergencies which require immediate veterinary attention, we use this list in the surgery and thought you may find it useful too.

This list intended to help, not scare you!

This list is not exhaustive, and is not in any order of importance – each problem is as much an emergency as the others:

  • Collapse (if your pet is collapsed and unable to rise or respond to you)
  • Breathing difficulties (if you pet is showing any problems breathing)
  • Panting in cats (this is a sign of breathing difficulties in this species)
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Fitting (especially if it goes on for more than a few minutes, or if there are multiple fits)
  • Swollen Abdomen (swollen tummies)
  • Rabbits that are not eating or passing pellets
  • Continual Vomiting (persistent vomiting)
  • Dogs which are trying to be sick but are not able to
  • Eyes which are not open, have popped out, look blue (where normally they are clear – it stops you being able to see the iris and pupil as normal), or if there is something in the eye (a foreign body)
  • Extreme pain – especially if the pet is vocalising (crying in pain)
  • Suddenly unable to stand on one or more legs
  • Road Traffic Accident (even if your pet seems ok)
  • If you think your pet has been shot, or suffered another type of trauma (fall, kick etc)
  • If you think your pet has been poisoned
  • If you think you pet has eaten something that could be toxic (e.g. human drugs, tobacco, chocolate etc)
  • If you pet has a large wound
  • If you cat (especially male cats) looks to be constipated – sitting and straining either in the litter tray, or around the house, or is not able to pass urine
  • If you dog is unable to pass urine.
  • Problems giving birth.

When in doubt, call our surgery on 01941 417800

Contact us

If you’re unsure whether your pet needs urgent veterinary attention, don’t hesitate to call us on 01941 417800 and we will be able to advise you further.

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    Walter Leigh Way, Leigh, WN7 3GP
    Tel: 01942 417800