Emergency Care

What to do when we're closed

Emergency Care - What to do when we’re closed

Here at Highgate Vets, we share our out-of-hours emergency service with neighbouring Westmorland Vets.  Highgate Vets are available for emergencies on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and Westmorland Vets cover Tuesday and Thursday nights.

This service is provided on an “on call” basis, with the vet and nurse teams working to a rota.  As such, the vets and nurses take their turns and it’s not possible to request a specific vet or practice. 

The vet on call won’t routinely be at the surgery so please always call ahead to arrange where and when to meet them.  Phone calls to our usual numbers of 01539 721344 (173 Highgate) and 01539 887988 (Beezon Road) are diverted to the on-call service when the practice is closed.  Please listen to the recorded message and press one to arrange emergency vet care.

  • Where do we go?
  • What are the prices?
  • When would I use this service?

Where do we go?

On calling, you will find out which practice is covering the out of hours that day and the branch to attend. 

Highgate Vets carry out emergency and inpatient care at 173 Highgate. There is a map lower down this page for those unfamiliar with the area, including where to park.

Westmorland Vets see such cases at either their Natland Road, Kendal or Tithe Barn, Kirkby Lonsdale practices.  The vet on duty will let you know which branch you need to attend.

In the vast majority of cases, it’s always best, safest and quickest to meet the vet at the surgery, rather than them coming to your home.  This is because they will then have access to the full range of equipment and medications available to be able to provide the best care for your pet.  Also, the vets have access to the medical records of patients registered at their own practice which can only be viewed from the surgery.

If you are unable to drive, there are multiple taxi companies who are happy to transport pets.

These include: 

Blue Star: 01539 723670

Lakeside: 01539 239239

What are the prices?

Highgate Vets charge the following –

Consultation 8.00am – 10.00pm: £120

Consultation 10.00am – 8.00pm: £220

These prices do not include any treatment or further investigations.

We cannot state what Westmorland Vets will charge as they are a separate practice, but their fees will be comparable to our own.

When would I use this service?

If you are concerned about your pet please phone the emergency line after working hours.  You will speak to someone who will be able to discuss your pet with you and help you decide if an emergency consultation is necessary.

Map

Parking is available at the rear of the Highgate surgery.  Please turn right onto Dowkers Lane following Beijing House Chinese restaurant.  Our car park is the second yard on the left with a large sign at the top of the back of our building.  Please park here and walk along the right side of the practice to the illuminated porch. 

Find your nearest Westmorland Veterinary branch here.

What our clients say

“I had just arrived in this country with my cats when one became very ill.  The weekend care and wonderful concern made an awful event less terrible.  Always grateful.” Helen Stringer

“I had to call on your out of hours recently, I was so grateful someone saw Sooty.  She’s back to normal now thank goodness but it’s comforting to know there is help out there.” Barbara Bateson

Practice information

Highgate

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01539 721344
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Find us here:

173 Highgate Kendal Cumbria LA9 4EN
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01539 721344

Beezon Road

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  • Mon
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat
    Closed
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01539 721344
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Find us here:

Unit 1, Beezon Road Trading Estate Kendal LA9 6BW
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01539 721344