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Emergency Care

Emergency Care

The emergency service at Lumbry Park is currently one of three private hospitals in the UK with a service lead by a specialist in emergency and critical care.

The emergency service provides one streamlined initial point of contact and works closely with the other disciplines within the hospital to receive all same-day (emergency) and critical care referrals also providing urgent telephone advice to general practice.

A specialist has specific training dedicated to treating life-threatening injury and disease and initial investigation of a wide range of conditions. The additional training in emergency techniques can be life-saving and enable stabilisation prior to internal transfer to other services or ongoing critical care.

This can also provide rapid access to concerned owners or a primary practice veterinary surgeon requiring urgent referral to another specialty for which a routine appointment may not be possible on a case-by-case basis.

In addition to primary case management supervision and guidance for the emergency veterinary team out of hours is provided when necessary.

  • Please call the hospital directly on 01420 481777 for emergency referrals and advice.

the team


Caroline Hirst

RCVS recognised Specialist & EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care and American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Iris Heinsoo

Clinician in Small Animal Internal Medicine

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