The Ambulance Ambulance Service is available 24 hours a day 7 days per week, we are able to transport the owner or person responsible for the animal to the vets they require or to emergency out of hours vets “Vets Now” in Colchester, Witham or Woodbridge. We are also able to provide emergency first aid at scene if required. some dogs may be collapsed, fitting, unconscious or injured and we are able to deal with any situation getting the animal to the vets as quickly and safely as possible. In some case the person responsible may not be able to accompany their pet due to health reasons or family commitments – in this case we are able to act as their agent and sign the paper work on their behalf.
We also provide transport to veterinary referral hospitals such as Dick Whites at Cambridge, The Animal Health Trust at Newmarket, and Christchurch in Ipswich. These are usually specialist cases where your normal vet will suggest the pet needs further investigation. Out of hour fee applies from 6.30 pm to 8.00 am.
Normal vet appointments are from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm the same procedures applies as above where we can act as the agent if required to do so, advanced booking is required but not essential. All transport includes a return service and an area charge depending on location.
We currently have two ambulances that are fully equipped to be able to deal with emergency’s whist on route to the vets.
Equipment consists of:
- Up to date human first aid kit
- Up to date pet first aid kit
- Pet oxygen delivery kits
- Pet stretcher (for dogs that are collapsed or may have a spinal injury)
- Dog ramp
- Dog stairs
- Dog cage
- Cat baskets
- Blankets, leads, bowls and fresh water
- Different size muzzles
- All ambulances are fitted with a cooling system and fire extinguishes