Emergency care may not be something front of mind when we think of your local vet, but it is great peace of mind, to know that if your pet is involved in an accident or falls ill, Peninsula Vet Care is there when you need us!
For more than 30 years Peninsula Vet Care has provided the Peninsula with an afterhour’s emergency service. This has now been expanded with our East Mornington Emergency and Referral Hospital open until 11pm every day of the week! The great thing is that while anyone can visit us, if you are a client of Peninsula Vet Care, we will have access to all your pets’ medical history, regardless of which Hospital you normally visit, through our linked patient histories.
How do I know if I need to visit the vet after hours?
This can be a difficult decision to make, as sometimes small changes in your pets behaviour can indicate a serious medical condition. Some of the most common treatment we provide in our emergency service is:
- Pets injured in accidents with vehicles
- Pets that have eaten chocolate
- Pets that have eaten poisons like snail pellets or rat bait
- Snake bites
- Injuries from fights with other animals
Simply call your local hospitals number and discuss your pet’s symptoms with one of our veterinary health professionals to decide if it is best to come in or wait until the morning.