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Emergency Vet in Kirkcaldy

Emergencies, by their nature, can happen at any time day or night. If you have an emergency at any time, please do not hesitate to call our emergency number below.

Call01592 641333

Out of hours care

The Albavet emergency out of hours care is provided by the Vets Now.

However, inpatient 24-care is provided by the Albavet team and only emergency calls are handed over to Vets Now.

The Vets Now team work out of St Clair Veterinary Group, 2 Pottery Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3ET.

What you need to know about Vets Now:

  1. Vets Now only work during nights, on weekends and bank holidays, which means their staff are fresh, well rested and alert during their working hours.
  2. The Vets Now team are on-site and constantly available around-the-clock to look after and care for your pet.
  3. Vets Now will always share full detailed clinical notes promptly after your visit ensuring excellent continuity of care.
  4. The Albavet team work in partnership with Vets Now to ensure the care of your pet continues into practice opening hours.
  5. Vets Now staff are specifically trained in all aspects of emergency and critical care. This allows them to provide the most effective accident and emergency care for your pets.

For more information on Vets Now and their service please visit their website.

Please note out-of-hours emergency care will incur a surcharge – this will be discussed case-by-case.

Why Vets Now?

For as long as we can remember, we have provided our own emergency out of hours services for our clients and their pets.

However, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year emergency cover has forced us to incurred many broken nights’ sleep and has huge impact on our personal lives outside of the practice. We no longer think it is fair to ask our dedicated team to be alert and fully functioning during a day at work when they have spent the night with an emergency patient – as this is both emotionally and physically challenging.

Therefore, after a lot of deliberation, we have come to the decision to partner with Vets Now, who are the leading provider of veterinary out of hours care in the UK.

We are not the only practice in Fife to recently make the decision to work with Vets Now. This partnership allows us to ensure our clients have access to the highest quality of emergency care whilst also guaranteeing, that our vets and nurses are well rested and can perform to their full potential during practice hours.

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