Emergency Out of Hours

No owner wants to experience an emergency situation involving their pet, but accidents and sudden illnesses happen, so it’s important that you are prepared ahead of time for what you will do when your pet requires urgent veterinary care. In those instances when your pet needs to be treated and it’s outside of our normal hours, we recommend that you contact the Glasgow University Small Animal Hospital Out of Hours Service, located on Bearsden Road in Glasgow, G61 1BD.

You can reach this service by either phoning the number for the Shore Veterinary Centre (01475 637312), at which point you will be automatically transferred to the answering service, or you may phone them direct on 0141 330 7690.

For more information on the Glasgow University Small Animal Hospital, visit their web address at http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/vet/smallanimalhospital/services/ooh/

Pet owners with a postcode  PA20 to PA27 inclusive should be aware that the emergency service cannot make house-calls to attend pets at home. Owners will be required to transport their pets to Bearsden for treatment.

Directions

You can drive there either, through the Clyde Tunnel, or, over the Erskine Bridge then via Hardgate. The drive from Dunoon would take one and a half to two hours weather permitting.

For directions  go to AA Route Planner and enter the postcode above.

Transport

If you have no access to transport then please call PAWS ambulance service on 07828018777 who are available to transfer patients 24 hours a day. www.pawss.net/ambulance.html

Inverclyde Taxis may be able to assist. Their number is 01475 734563. Estimated tariff would be in the region of £55 to £65 each way depending on time of day.

Costs for the PAWS service will be similar. PAWS can return pets the following morning if required for a fee in the region of £50.

The Small Animal Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day with vets and nurses dedicated to the provision of this out of hours service throughout the night, at weekends, and on public holidays.

Prices are in accordance with general practice fees.