Emergency Care

Should your pet require emergency treatment or close-monitoring, you can rest assured they will be cared for by highly experienced and skilled Vets and Nurses.

Rowan Vets’ team are highly experienced when it comes to treating acute illness and injury, and we have a range of fast diagnosis aids on-site.

In an emergency, call 01772 639 800


We will ensure you are offered an appointment on a priority basis – please make it clear to our Client Care team that the matter is not routine. We will do our utmost to attend to your pet as quickly as possible.

If you’re calling outside of our normal opening hours, your call will be automatically forwarded to The Emergency Veterinary Service.

Find our practice


24-hour Veterinary Care

We believe that every pet deserves access to emergency care day and night, which is why we work alongside The Emergency Veterinary Service, who provide out of hours care for our registered patients. Their clinic is located just a few miles from our practices.

Address: 4 Greenways, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 3LY

Direct Telephone: 01253 729309

For out of hours emergencies you can call the above number, or either of our practice numbers and your call will be automatically forwarded to The Emergency Veterinary Service.

More information


What is a pet health emergency?

Pet health emergencies aren’t exclusive to obvious trauma and open wounds. The conditions below also require emergency veterinary treatment:

  • Acute severe lameness
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Collapse or significant weakness
  • Difficulty urinating (particularly in male cats)
  • Eye problems
  • Flystrike in rabbits & guinea pigs
  • Ingestion of toxic substance or food (some poisons can be absorbed through the skin)
  • Loss of thirst or appetite (rabbits & guinea pigs especially)
  • Opens wounds with significant bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Snake or other animal bites
  • Swallowing hazards (toys, food, socks, string etc.)
  • Swollen abdomen or retching (particularly in large dogs)
  • Trauma such as a road traffic accident, fall, or crushing injury
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhoea for more than 24 hours, especially if depressed

If you are worried about your pet’s health, even if the problem isn’t on this list, contact a Vet right away.





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