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About the Emergency Care Plan
The provision of veterinary services has undergone significant changes in recent years.
One of the most significant is the increased use of out of hours emergency providers that cover the work of several practices after a clients own practice has closed.
We know from our own research and from what you our clients tell us that the provision of out of hours emergency care by a client’s own practice in familiar surroundings is still many people’s preferred option if they need emergency care for their pets.
We have provided this service through our own premises now for over 100 years and here we are outlining a plan to be able to continue.
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Our difficulty is that it is becoming increasing difficult to employ people who are prepared to work both days and nights, weekdays and weekends, bank holidays and Christmas. It requires experienced vets with back up for complex cases along with trained and qualified veterinary nurses and a telephone answering service. The extra staff requires and all the necessary compensatory day time off also makes it an extremely expensive service to provide.
Currently the clients that access the service in emergencies are the only ones paying for it so as many of you will know the fees need to be much higher than during the day time.