Hospitalisation

There are times when your pet cannot be treated as an outpatient and will need to be hospitalised. When this happens, it is important for you to know that your pet is comfortable and well cared for.

In most areas, Medivet operates 24-hour centres. The branches that feed into our 24-hour centres benefit (where necessary) from genuine around-the-clock inpatient care for their patients. Vets and nurses are on duty day and night, 365 days a year to treat and monitor inpatients, as well as feed them and make sure they are clean and comfortable.

This standard of care is particularly important when patients are critically ill or where they are in serious discomfort. Our ability to tend to our patients at all times can mean the difference between life and death. It also guarantees that treatments such as pain relief are given on time, thereby ensuring our patients remain comfortable and as free from pain as possible.

We also allow our clients to visit their pets whilst they are in hospital. While we welcome such visits, we ask that you please make prior arrangements as there are times of the day when the clinic is busy with treatments and visits are not possible.

Patients are accommodated in Shoreline stainless steel kennels which are easy to keep clean and hygienic. All patients are checked thoroughly during daily ward rounds and are provided with comfortable bedding and given food and water regularly, if they are able to eat and drink.

Cats receive regular changes to their litter trays. Dogs are taken out for short walks (provided they are mobile) regularly through the day to stretch their limbs and go to the toilet. We also provide drip pumps for those pets on intravenous fluids, and heating pads for pets that may require additional warmth. Oxygen therapy is available for patients with breathing difficulties.

All of our clinics are heated and most are air-conditioned, helping our patients to stay comfortable in all weather conditions.

We regularly disinfect treatment areas to maintain infection control and we have a well-defined anti-MRSA policy which is followed at all branches.

By providing these facilities, we aim to make the stay of your pet as comfortable as possible whilst providing a very high standard of nursing and treatment throughout their stay. In this way, we hope to provide you with the utmost reassurance that your pet is in good hands whilst in hospital.