When you phone the on-call vet, they will discuss your pet’s condition with you over the phone, and advise whether you need to be seen urgently or whether there is something you could try at home first, or indeed whether it is something that could wait until normal consulting times. We do not make any charge for phone calls to the on-call vet, but please respect this and only call if it is an urgent situation.
If you do need to be seen out of hours, you will be asked to attend the Worthing Emergency Vets surgery at 18 Upper Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 9DL – just off the A24 at the Warren roundabout.
There are a few reasons the vet may want to see your pet: firstly, there are facilities available such as ultrasound and x-ray that may be needed. Secondly, the hospitalisation facilities are at the Worthing sites should your pet need to be admitted and hospitalised. Finally, the vet on call may have other patients in the hospital that need monitoring.
In some circumstances, a pet ambulance or pet-friendly taxi service may be able to help.
Crossways have previously worked with a local Animal Ambulance service run by Derek Spooner, which operates in the Findon and Worthing area and can be contacted on 01903 771145.