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24/7 Inpatient Veterinary Care

An inpatient is a pet that requires treatment or tests which cannot be provided through prescribing medication at home or by admission to the surgery for a day procedure.

At Animal Trust we are able to offer a high standard of around the clock, quality inpatient veterinary care to pets; our Bolton and Ellesmere Port surgeries are open 24/7, 365 days a year and our Shrewsbury surgery offers 24/7 inpatient care. Our experienced vets and nurses pride themselves on providing expert and loving patient care, treating pets as if they’re one of their own. Throughout the duration of an inpatient stay, naturally, it is quite common for the nursing staff to become quite attached to inpatients as they form a relationship with the animals during their recovery.

Inpatient Care Facilities for Pets

Our surgeries offer a variety of inpatient pet care services – contact your local team to find out about your nearest clinic. Some examples of inpatient facilities at Animal Trust include:

  • Separate dog and cat wards to reduce stress in our feline patients
  • Stainless steel kennels, to allow thorough disinfection and cleaning between patients
  • Specialised oxygen kennel for animals suffering from breathing difficulties
  • Separate isolation kennel(s) area for barrier nursing of patients with infectious diseases
  • Walk-in kennels with easy clean padded mattresses for our larger canine patients
  • Absorbable, cosy vet beds for all patients and blankets for post-op recovery, with additional warm air blankets if required following prolonged procedures or young/small patients. 
  • At our Ellesmere Port vets surgery, we have an outdoor, enclosed yard with a grassed area for non-infectious dogs to be securely walked out for fresh air and toileting. Inpatient dogs are routinely taken out under supervision every 4 hours (or more often if needed). 

Cat Ward 2 Walk In Kennels

Please note that these are just some of the facilities we have available at Animal Trust and the facilities may vary depending on the surgery you visit.

Inpatient Diagnostics and Treatments for Pets

As an inpatient, pets have access to an array of patient side diagnostics. From checking blood salts and chemicals to internal imaging; information about your pet’s health can often be obtained in minutes, all from the side of their comfortable bed. Inpatients also have access to treatments such as continuous infusions of medications, which are administered directly into their blood system or using feeding systems where they can’t or don’t feel well enough to eat food or have a low water intake. These facilities allow the vets and nurses to adjust your pet’s treatment precisely for what is required to help them get better, which, in the most critical cases can be moment by moment.

Inpatient Pet Recovery

Throughout the recovery process, where possible, we always try to get your pet back home to their owners as soon as they’re well enough. Just like humans, most pets want to return home to their family and familiar surroundings as soon as possible.

In some circumstances, advanced veterinary care can only be provided when a pet is admitted for a longer stay. This may be because they need medication that can only be administered by a vet or nurse, such as strong pain relief, or because a pet needs close observations and continuous care. With all treatments and equipment available to hand in-house, our team can ensure the precise delivery of treatments and expert care, exactly at the time when it’s required.

During a prolonged stay, owners are welcome (and in fact encouraged) to visit their pet, just like you’d visit a human relative in the hospital. The nurses and vets may even ask you to help tempt your pet to eat food or increase their water intake, or, if possible, take them out for a short walk – most patients really appreciate their most loved ones coming to visit as it helps reassure them and lift their spirits as they get better.

Updates for inpatient clients

We provide two veterinary surgeon or nurse phone updates per 24 hours for stable patients. Our support staff team will make additional updates following procedures, for unstable animals or if there are changes in condition/ treatment plan. Visits with owners for long-stay patients can be arranged, though please note this is dependent on the condition the animal has and other emergencies. 

For day patients, owners are usually updated once their pet is in recovery. Sometimes, due to emergency procedures and ensuring the treatment and care of high numbers of patients, these updates may be delayed. We will always call owners if there are any concerns regarding their pets. We understand that all pet owners are worried about their pets so we will always try our best to ensure timely updates. 

Animals who are admitted into one of the Animal Trust daytime vet clinics will need to be transferred to one of our 24-hour clinics for overnight and ongoing care. This is usually done by one of our Animal Trust pet ambulances. These clinics have designated night staff who will ensure pets have any investigations and treatment required and are kept warm, clean and comfortable over the course of the night. 

If you wish to find out more about our veterinary inpatient care or believe this is the best option for your pet, contact us or book a free consultation with our team today.

24/7 Inpatient Veterinary Care

An inpatient is a pet that requires treatment or tests which cannot be provided through prescribing medication at home or by admission to the surgery for a day procedure.

At Animal Trust we are able to offer a high standard of around the clock, quality inpatient veterinary care to pets; our Bolton, Dewsbury and Ellesmere Port surgeries are open 24/7, 365 days a year and our Shrewsbury surgery offers 24/7 inpatient care. Our experienced vets and nurses pride themselves on providing expert and loving patient care, treating pets as if they’re one of their own. Throughout the duration of an inpatient stay, naturally, it is quite common for the nursing staff to become quite attached to inpatients as they form a relationship with the animals during their recovery.

Inpatient Care Facilities for Pets

Our surgeries offer a variety of inpatient pet care services – contact your local team to find out about your nearest clinic. Some examples of inpatient facilities at Animal Trust include:

  • Separate dog and cat wards to reduce stress in our feline patients
  • Stainless steel kennels, to allow thorough disinfection and cleaning between patients
  • Specialised oxygen kennel for animals suffering from breathing difficulties
  • Separate isolation kennel(s) area for barrier nursing of patients with infectious diseases
  • Walk-in kennels with easy clean padded mattresses for our larger canine patients
  • Absorbable, cosy vet beds for all patients and blankets for post-op recovery, with additional warm air blankets if required following prolonged procedures or young/small patients. 
  • At our Ellesmere Port vets surgery, we have an outdoor, enclosed yard with a grassed area for non-infectious dogs to be securely walked out for fresh air and toileting. Inpatient dogs are routinely taken out under supervision every 4 hours (or more often if needed). 

Cat Ward 2 Walk In Kennels

Please note that these are just some of the facilities we have available at Animal Trust and the facilities may vary depending on the surgery you visit.

Inpatient Diagnostics and Treatments for Pets

As an inpatient, pets have access to an array of patient side diagnostics. From checking blood salts and chemicals to internal imaging; information about your pet’s health can often be obtained in minutes, all from the side of their comfortable bed. Inpatients also have access to treatments such as continuous infusions of medications, which are administered directly into their blood system or using feeding systems where they can’t or don’t feel well enough to eat food or have a low water intake. These facilities allow the vets and nurses to adjust your pet’s treatment precisely for what is required to help them get better, which, in the most critical cases can be moment by moment.

Inpatient Pet Recovery

Throughout the recovery process, where possible, we always try to get your pet back home to their owners as soon as they’re well enough. Just like humans, most pets want to return home to their family and familiar surroundings as soon as possible.

In some circumstances, advanced veterinary care can only be provided when a pet is admitted for a longer stay. This may be because they need medication that can only be administered by a vet or nurse, such as strong pain relief, or because a pet needs close observations and continuous care. With all treatments and equipment available to hand in-house, our team can ensure the precise delivery of treatments and expert care, exactly at the time when it’s required.

During a prolonged stay, owners are welcome (and in fact encouraged) to visit their pet, just like you’d visit a human relative in the hospital. The nurses and vets may even ask you to help tempt your pet to eat food or increase their water intake, or, if possible, take them out for a short walk – most patients really appreciate their most loved ones coming to visit as it helps reassure them and lift their spirits as they get better.

Updates for inpatient clients

We provide two veterinary surgeon or nurse phone updates per 24 hours for stable patients. Our support staff team will make additional updates following procedures, for unstable animals or if there are changes in condition/ treatment plan. Visits with owners for long-stay patients can be arranged, though please note this is dependent on the condition the animal has and other emergencies. 

For day patients, owners are usually updated once their pet is in recovery. Sometimes, due to emergency procedures and ensuring the treatment and care of high numbers of patients, these updates may be delayed. We will always call owners if there are any concerns regarding their pets. We understand that all pet owners are worried about their pets so we will always try our best to ensure timely updates. 

Animals who are admitted into one of the Animal Trust daytime vet clinics will need to be transferred to one of our 24-hour clinics for overnight and ongoing care. This is usually done by one of our Animal Trust pet ambulances. These clinics have designated night staff who will ensure pets have any investigations and treatment required and are kept warm, clean and comfortable over the course of the night. 

If you wish to find out more about our veterinary inpatient care or believe this is the best option for your pet, contact us or book a free consultation with our team today.

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