Road Traffic Accidents
If your pet has problems standing, bring it to the surgery in a basket or use a large blanket to carry it on. Injured pets might be in shock and pain and could bite.  Get your pet examined by a vet without delay – even if there are no apparent injuries.

Bleeding
Wrap the affected area in a towel or blanket to stem the bleeding and bring it to the surgery as soon as you can.

Insect Stings
A single sting will not normally cause your pet any serious problems. If they have been stung around the mouth, nose or throat or have received multiple stings seek urgent advice.

Burns/Scalds
Place the affected area under running cold water to reduce the temperature for ten minutes then bring your pet to the surgery for treatment.  Do not put anything on the burnt area.

Choking
Never put your hands into the animal’s mouth. Bring your pet to the surgery straight away.

Fits
If you pet is having a fit or seizure do not move them. Call the surgery immediately for advice.

Suspected Poisoning
Bring your pet to the surgery as soon as possible and, if you can, bring the label or name of the suspected poison so that we can quickly research the best treatment. Poisons particularly requiring urgent attention include ingestion of rat bait, garden insecticides and chocolate.

Electrocution
Be aware of your own safety when dealing with electrocution.  Move your pet from the source of electrocution using a wooden handle or strong stick. Phone for advice and bring your pet in straight away.

Pregnancy - Giving Birth
Most animals can cope with giving birth naturally. If you think your pet might be having problems, telephone us for advice.

When should you call the vet?

Sometimes it's obvious when your pet needs help but there are some less obvious signs which can become very serious without veterinary attention. Please seek help without delay in the following situations:




If you are not sure whether it is an emergency, please ring for advice.

Out of Hours - Who to call >>

Veterinary Surgery
01367 242 416

Consultations by appointment only
Monday to Friday 09.00-10.30 & 15.30-18.45
Saturday 9.00 – 11.00

Elms Veterinary Surgery
30 Gloucester Street
Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7HY

01367 242 416


Elms Veterinary Surgery is an independent veterinary practice offering vet services for family pets in Faringdon and Surrounding Areas

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