Emergency Vet in Basingstoke

In an emergency

CALL US ON 01256 639707 and choose option 1

Try to keep calm so you can be the most help to your pet.  

Animals pick up on human emotions so if you are stressed, it can make them more stressed. You will also need to give information to our team, carry out their advice, and transport your pet to our clinic. Call before travelling to us so we can prepare for your pet’s arrival.  


Not all pet health emergencies come from obvious trauma and open wounds. The conditions below also require emergency veterinary treatment: 

  • Acute severe lameness 
  • Animal bites & stings (snake bites, insect stings near the eyes or airways, bites from other pets) 
  • Breathing problems 
  • Eye problems 
  • Flystrike in rabbits & guinea pigs 
  • Loss of appetite or thirst (rabbits & guinea pigs especially) 
  • Opens wounds with significant blood loss 
  • Seizures 
  • Significant weakness or collapse 
  • Swallowing hazards (toys, food, socks, string etc.) 
  • Swollen abdomen or retching (particularly in large dogs) 
  • Poisoning from plants, foods, drinks, and other toxic substances (some poisons can be ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin) 
  • Trauma such as road traffic accidents, falls, or crushing injuries 
  • Urination problems (particularly in male cats) 
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhoea for more than 24 hours, especially if depressed 

If you are concerned about your pet’s condition, even if the problem isn’t on this list, contact us right away on the number above. 



During our normal opening hours:

Call and let our client care team know you have a pet health emergency and we will have a vet available for you as soon as we can. Please always call before travelling to our surgery so we can get our team and any equipment ready for your arrival.

Emergency vet home visits

The best place to treat your pet will always be at our veterinary surgery where we have state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities and a vast range of medication. We may be able to offer a home visit if you are unable to bring your pet to us, however, if our team are dealing with emergency cases in-practice, or are in surgery or consulting, this will delay our departure.

See our opening hours & location


Out of hours:

Your call will be answered by our trusted partners over at Vets Now.

As a client of The Hampshire Vet, you are able to attend the Winchester, Reading or Farnham Vets Now clinics.

The direct contact details for Vets Now Winchester are 01962 807565


How we provide the best care for your pet

At The Hampshire Vet, our aim is to offer your pet the highest quality of care whenever they need it, which is why we have partnered with a dedicated Out of Hours Emergency Care provider.

Your pet will be treated by The Hampshire Vet’s first-class team during our opening hours and Vets Now whenever we are closed. We share our emergency service provision with Vets Now so that our team can be fully rested and always able to offer exceptional day-to-day pet care.


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