Emergency VetCare is a

dedicated Out-of-Hours veterinary service

covering Poole, Bournemouth and SE Dorset


We are open every night, every weekend and public holiday when your usual veterinary surgery is closed and are always here to care for your pet if they have an accident or become unwell. Our team of experienced vets and nurses is on site at all times to give you advice on the phone or to treat your pet at the clinic. We are all pet owners ourselves so understand that pets are members of the family, and treat them as if they were our own. For most of our patients, it is best to be examined and treated at the surgery; however, we can arrange for a house visit to be made where that is more appropriate. If your pet has to stay with us for ongoing monitoring and care, we can assure you that they will never be left alone in the clinic. Emergency VetCare shares the premises with Walton Lodge Veterinary Group, but is independent of it. As such, in the morning, your pet’s records will be sent to your own vet so they will know what has happened and can continue with their treatment. If your pet has had to be admitted, so long as they are able to travel, they will also be returned to their usual practice for ongoing care.


It’s Christmas! Hopefully a wonderful time of festivities, catching up with friends and relatives and peace and goodwill all round… but it can also be a time for potential hazards for our pets especially when it comes to eating things they shouldn’t.

The most common poisons we come across at this time of year are chocolate, grape products (including raisins, currants, mince pies, cake etc), and batteries.

Please visit Poisons for items which are potentially poisonous but if you do find your pet eating something suspicious:

Step 1 Prevent your pet from eating any more
Step 2 Phone us on 01202 382843 for advice or to make an appointment if necessary
Step 3 If you do need to bring your pet to us, collect the relevant wrapper or packaging, stay calm, make your way to us and we will look after them from there!

Please note – in the event of an emergency please do not email us,

but phone the clinic on 01202 382843

(Or when we are not open, call a local day practice for assistance)

Our mission is:

To be fair to your pets by providing the best care possible

To be fair to you by working with you to decide the best care for your pet

May you and your pets have a very

Happy Christmas and New Year!