E-Vets Emergency Service
Tel 0131 662 1689
Should you have an emergency outwith normal office hours, you can contact our 24 hour emergency service at our hospital at 171 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh called e-vets. This service is run for veterinary practices in and around Edinburgh and is staffed at all times by a Veterinary Surgeon and a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.
The e-vets hours of service are: Monday – Friday: 6.00pm – 8:30am
Weekends: Saturday midday – Monday 8:30am
And on certain Bank Holidays and Public Holidays.
e-vets is staffed by a Veterinary Surgeon, who is assisted by a qualified Veterinary Nurse, and they remain on the hospital premises at all times. This means that they are not only available to deal with emergency cases at any hour of the night or weekend, but are also present to provide round the clock inpatient care for pets, should they need to be hospitalised.
What to do in an emergency
Simply ring your usual surgery number. When out-of-hours an answer phone message will give you the e-vets number. Or ring direct on 0131 662 1689.
Can I ring for advice?
You can. But please note that, whilst the e-vets staff are qualified to give advice, they will be doing so without any previous knowledge of your pet. It is much better for the vet to advise you once they have carried out a clinical examination, even if only to rule out a problem. Thus, they are likely to recommend that you bring your pets to e-vets for examination.
How do I get to the e-vets clinic?
The clinic is at 171 Mayfield Road on the south side of Edinburgh. It has free car parking and is well signposted. For Sat Nav purposes, key in the post code EH9 3AZ.
What if I don’t have transport?
If you don’t have access to a vehicle or a lift, e-vets have taxi numbers of firms who are willing to transport animals for a fee.