24 Hour Emergency Vets

We provide our own emergency vet provision 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Didcot at Park Road – 24/7 care & overnight hospitalisation – call 01235 814991

Cholsey – Emergency care during normal opening hours only – call 01491 651379


One of our own vets is always available to see emergency cases – usually at our surgery in Didcot (Park Road). Please call the normal surgery number in Didcot or Cholsey and the answering team will page our vet with your details so that they can contact you.

See Didcot’s opening hours & location

See Cholsey’s opening hours & location


During our normal opening hours, we will ensure you are offered an appointment on a priority basis – please make it clear to our Client Care team that the matter is not routine. We will do everything we can to attend to your pet as quickly as possible.


Emergency facilities:

  • On-site hospitalisation & overnight care (Didcot)
  • Operating theatres
  • Separate patient recovery wards for cats & dogs
  • On-site laboratory
  • Digital X-ray and ultrasound


What is a pet health emergency?

Pet health emergencies aren’t exclusive to obvious trauma and open wounds. The conditions below also require emergency veterinary treatment:

  1. Acute severe lameness
  2. Breathing difficulties
  3. Collapse or significant weakness
  4. Difficulty urinating (particularly in male cats)
  5. Eye problems
  6. Flystrike in rabbits & guinea pigs
  7. Ingestion of toxic substance or food (some poisons can be absorbed through the skin)
  8. Loss of thirst or appetite (rabbits & guinea pigs especially)
  9. Opens wounds with significant bleeding
  10. Seizures
  11. Snake or other animal bites
  12. Swallowing hazards (toys, food, socks, string etc.)
  13. Swollen abdomen or retching (particularly in large dogs)
  14. Trauma such as a road traffic accident, fall, or crushing injury
  15. Vomiting and/or diarrhoea for more than 24 hours, especially if depressed


If you are worried about your pet’s health, even if the problem isn’t on this list, contact us right away for advice from our highly experienced team.

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