During the Covid-9 Pandemic, our governing body, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons strongly encouraged neighbouring veterinary practices to come together and cooperate in sharing veterinary provision of services. All veterinary practices have an obligation to provide emergency cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it rapidly became clear during lockdown that with minimal staffing, each practice would not individually be able to provide this level of cover.
As a temporary change we have therefore entered into an agreement with 2 local practices with whom we are sharing the out of hours/emergency provision. This means when phoning the practice outside of normal working hours you call will be answered by emergency service. You may still speak to one of our vets or you may receive advice from a vet at a neighbouring practice. Some emergency appointments may also be carried out at a neighbouring practice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you understand the rationale behind it.
We are continually reviewing the situation as the pandemic progresses so please check back or follow our Facebook page for updates.
Our accomplished and approachable veterinary team have a great depth of knowledge between them which includes specialist interests in soft tissue surgery and medicine. This depth of knowledge is complemented by a skilful, dedicated team of veterinary nurses and a kind and supportive customer care team.
Sadly, sometimes our pets become poorly or have a condition that requires further investigation or even surgery so here at Westfield Vets we have some of the most up to date facilities available, this means we can carry our most investigations on the day which often means quicker diagnoses and treatments.
Our modern facilities include:
Our in house laboratory allows us to run most routine blood tests quickly so that you don't have to wait long for the results. Tests which cannot be processed 'in-house' are transported to an external lab by courier and generally we receive results within 48 hours
We also provide an out of hours emergency service so you can be confident help is only a telephone call away 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
To find our more please give us a call and we look forward to seeing you very soon.