If your pet has to be admitted to the hospital for longer than a day, our 24 hour nursing team provides round the clock care at our Thurlby practice. This means if your pet is admitted at Market Deeping they will be transferred to Thurlby.
We can transfer your pet for you (this may be in our pet ambulance or a staff vehicle). Alternatively you may choose to take them yourself.
Dedicated Hospital Vet
We have a dedicated vet assigned to the hospital during the day shifts. This vet will be in charge of your pet’s care while they are in the hospital and will examine your pet at least twice daily themselves as well as receiving regular updates from the hospital nurse.
The same vet looks after in-patients from Saturday lunchtime until Wednesday evening with a different vet taking over on Thursday until Saturday lunchtime. This allows continuity of care, meaning you will be able receive updates and communicate with the same vet for several days in a row. Also, your pet will have a vet looking after them who is fully aware of every aspect of the progression of their condition. This vet may be different to the vet you saw at admission. If you would like a different vet to the hospital vet to look after your pet while they stay with us please ask and we will do our best to accommodate this.
Case discussions between vets are also actively encouraged at Animates. This means your pet will likely have been assessed by more than one vet during their stay ensuring all options and possibilities have been covered.
Nursing care & monitoring
In the hospital, patients are cared for throughout the day and night; medicated, fed, exercised and groomed as needed by our excellent nursing team.
Each day, this team is led by a dedicated registered veterinary nurse in charge of the hospitalised patients. There is a different nurse in charge of the exotic wards. The hospital nurse will assess your pet on a regular basis and alert the veterinary surgeon in charge of your pet’s care to any changes as soon as they happen.
Each in-patient will have their vital signs checked regularly, pain levels monitored and addressed if necessary and a nutritional plan tailored to them to ensure their individual dietary needs are met.
Throughout the night there is a registered veterinary nurse caring for the hospitalised patients, giving you peace of mind knowing someone is awake and looking after your pet.
The on call vet is available for the nurse to contact at any time if they have any concerns at all about your pet.
We are the only practice in Bourne and the surrounding villages to provide 24 hour nursing care.