Emergency Vets - Farnham
Emergencies can happen at any time. To ensure you can access expert care around the clock we have a fully staffed Farnham premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can be there for pet owners in an emergency when other vets are closed.
Cathcart & Winn in the same location as Vets Now
We work in the same practice building with Vets Now, who staff the premises out of hours. They work throughout the night, on weekends, bank holidays and provide the following benefits to our clients:
- Staff dedicated to the provision of out of hours care
- Staff available for urgent and emergency cases, whatever the time
- 24-hour monitoring of those inpatients requiring it
- Allows pain relief and medication to be given out of hours
- Ensures that inpatients are kept clean and comfortable
Name: Katherine Howie
Position: Principal Nurse Manager Vets Now Farnham
Qualifications: Registered Veterinary Nurse and Veterinary Technician Specialty in Emergency and Critical Care.
Year of Qualifying: 2000 as a RVN and 2009 for the VTS(ECC)
Interests at work: I love all aspects of emergency work but particular interests include Trauma patients, Neonatal medicine, and geriatric medicine alongside intensive care provision, so all of our patients have the best level of care provided whilst they stay with us.
Interests out of work: Canine behaviour is a particular interest alongside other non-animal-related activities such as hiking and reading.
Pets: We are owned by a Staffordshire bull terrier called River who rules the house and was adopted as a rescue and Spark the Pug who we adopted last year after a very rough start in life.
Family: My long-suffering husband who lives in fear of another waif or stray coming home with me!
Inpatients are looked after in comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned kennels. Dogs and cats are kept in separate wards. They are supervised and attended to, throughout the day and veterinary surgeons perform clinical assessments of these pets each morning and late afternoon as a minimum.
Dogs are walked in the garden late in the evening
The practice has its own laboratory so that 24 hours a day we can monitor inpatients and investigate emergencies. We also use this for Pre-Anaesthetic Blood Testing.
An estimate of costs
We will always give you an estimate of costs before treating your pet. All pet owners who require our veterinary team’s help in an out-of-hours emergency are charged a consultation fee and an out-of-hours (OOH) fee.
Your vet will discuss and agree a treatment plan that is best for you and your pet.