Vets Now, the Dunfermline based Out-Of-Hours emergency vets with 34 clinics across the UK, has announced that it will be opening the doors to its 35th clinic in Aberdeen on October 26.
The new Aberdeen clinic will be based at Ardene House Veterinary Hospital, Kingswells, and will provide the out of hours cover for a number of veterinary practices in the local area, treating their clients pets at nights, weekends and bank holidays.
Vets Now founder and group managing director, Richard Dixon, said: “It is a fact of life that some pets will take ill or have an accident outside normal veterinary practice hours. By working in partnership with daytime practices in Aberdeen, we can ensure that their clients have access to a dedicated emergency service for their pets out of hours and relieve them of the pressure of having to deal with middle-of-the-night emergencies.
“Our mission is to work together with veterinary practices to improve the lives of vets and pets and by using our service, it allows the vet to focus purely on their daytime work and feel assured that their clients have access to a dedicated emergency and critical care service out of hours.”
He added: “Vets Now has a clinic in Edinburgh and we have recently opened the first of our Vets Now Hospitals in Glasgow which combines emergency care with a range of specialist referral options, so we are looking forward hugely to extending our service in Scotland by bringing the dedicated emergency service to Aberdeen.”
Vets Now will be working with Ardene House Veterinary Hospital, Abervet, Ashgrove Veterinary Centre, Bridge Veterinary Group and Swan Veterinary Practice to deliver their Out Of Hours emergency care.
Veterinary practices who would like to find out more about using the new Vets Now service in Aberdeen should contact Vets Now on 01383 620064.
Vets Now was founded in 2001 when vet Richard Dixon, saw a gap in the market for not only providing an alternative to the on call service which vets are required to provide by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, but to providing a dedicated emergency service for pets, similar to A & E for humans. With a network of clinics based all over the UK, Vets Now treats around 100,000 small animal emergencies every year with clinic teams working purely Out Of Hours, to ensure that they are always fresh and ready to provide life saving treatment to pets who are injured or critically ill.