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Pet emergencies

Has your pet suddenly fallen ill or had an accident? We have a list of contacts for emergency help with your pet.

If your pet becomes ill outside your vet’s normal opening hours it can be a worrying time for you. Mayhew's Vet Clinic is for preventative care only, however we can provide a list of emergency veterinary practices.

Your vet, even if closed, is obliged to have another veterinary practice providing care for their usual clients. Please call them and listen carefully to their out-of-hours answerphone message.

If your pet has an emergency in relation to a treatment given by us, please phone our Clinic. If there is no reply, and it is during our opening hours, come to the Clinic if you are safe and able to do so.

In the event of an emergency relating to a procedure carried out at Mayhew, please contact the Blue Cross Animal Hospital, Victoria on 0300 777 1890.

This hospital is very busy so it is vital that you call first if you think your pet needs to be seen. This is so that the team can be prepared for your arrival and provide the best care. Failure to call first could result in a delay to your pet receiving treatment.

Please note that any costs incurred will need to be paid in full by you. The level of costs are set by the Blue Cross and will vary according to your financial situation. In addition, under no circumstances will we pay for any veterinary fees.

If you are in receipt of benefits or on low income you may be eligible to be seen at one of the below clinics and hospitals.

Elizabeth Street Veterinary Clinic
55 Elizabeth St
London SW1W 9PP
020 7730 9102

RSPCA Finsbury Park Animal Hospital
22 Sonderburg Road
Holloway
London N7 7QD
0300 123 0712

Blue Cross Victoria
Sheppard House
1-5 Hugh St
London SW1V 1QQ
0300 777 1890

Blue Cross Merton
88-92 Merton High Street
London SW19 1BD
0300 777 1810

Please phone ahead if possible.

If you have a foster animal from Mayhew, please try to call us for advice. In an emergency, please attend either RSPCA Putney or Harmsworth.

If your animal has recently undergone neutering surgery here and you have a concern, please follow the instructions on your pet’s discharge sheet.