Emergency service

Argyll Veterinary Centres offers an emergency service 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. We believe that the best emergency care for your pet is delivered by veterinary staff that know your animals, have full access to your pet’s medical records and can offer continuity of care as your pet recovers.

During normal hours our staff will see emergency cases as soon as we can. If possible try to ring the surgery before you come down so that we will be expecting you and be prepared.

We run an out of hours service staffed by Argyll vets and nurses when the surgeries are closed. This service runs from our Barnstaple surgery.

Our out of hours emergency service operates at the following times:

  • Weekdays overnight: 6.30pm – 8.30am.
  • Weekend: Saturday 3pm to Monday 8.30am.
  • Bank holidays: All day.

What to do

Call the number of any of our surgeries below to obtain the emergency number for our out of hours answering service.

  • Barnstaple: 01271 375356
  • Braunton: 01271 812405
  • Ilfracombe: 01271 867711

They will take brief details and arrange for our Argyll duty vet to call you back.

If your pet needs to be seen urgently, the duty vet will arrange to meet you at our surgery where there is a complete range of equipment, medication and an experienced veterinary nurse available to look after your pet no matter what time of day it is.