Out of hours Emergencies
We know your pet can become ill or suffer accidents at any time. To make sure you have access to high quality care at night, weekends and bank holidays, we have chosen to partner with Vets Now, the leading provider of out of hours care.
The team at Vets Now are always there, so you can rest assured that you and your pet will have a team of vets and nurses on hand, whether it's four in the morning or half-way through Christmas.
Their fully qualified staff will provide free advice over the phone and advise if you can safely wait to consult us when we re-open, or whether you need to take your pet into the clinic for immediate treatment. Please don’t hesitate to call them if you’re at all concerned.
Your nearest out of hours VetsNow clinic is in Glasgow City Centre and can be contacted on 0141 332 3212.
For Daytime Emergencies
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
9.00AM - 6.30PM
9.00AM - 5.00PM
9.00AM - 11.00AM
Call Lomond Veterinary Clinic on: 01436 676 752
Isn't it best if my usual vet sees my pet?
In short, no – in a genuine emergency it rarely makes a huge difference not knowing the full history of your pet. Having said that, if your pet is on any medications it is extremely helpful to bring them along with you as this information can be important in certain cases.
My pet gets distressed travelling – won't going to Glasgow upset him?
VetsNow is there for emergencies only at nighttimes and weekends when we are closed. If your pet is genuinely very unwell or injured at these times then they probably won't be too concerned about having to take a trip in the car. For those that are still a bit worried, it is worth remembering that a short period of stress won't harm your pet and the benefits of obtaining good veterinary care far outweigh a small bit of anxiety that will soon be forgotten.
Can't the vet come out to my house?
House visits are possible at nights or weekends but are very rarely in your pet's best interests. If your pet requires any surgery or treatment, they will need to go back to the surgery anyway, so insisting on a house visit merely delays time to treatment and may worsen their situation. If transport is an issue, it is worth planning in advance to perhaps arrange transport with a friend if required.
Why does the emergency care cost more?
All vets charge more for your pet to be seen out-of-hours and the fees at VetsNow will be a bit higher than regular daytime fees. If costs are likely to be a big concern for you, we would strongly encourage you to consider pet insurance.
More information on VetsNow can be found at www.vetsnow.com. Alternatively, please feel free to contact us at the surgery with any queries you may have.