COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – an update for our clients.

24-hour cover

For out-of-hours emergency assistance please telephone Vets Now on 01376 530759

(You will be given recorded details of the emergency out of hours vet by calling any of our practice numbers)

Vets Now specialise in providing out-of-hours accident and emergency care from Spring Lodge Veterinary Hospital in Witham (map and directions to Vets Now – Witham).

The clinic is fully staffed by vets and nurses who only work out-of-hours and are therefore fresh and ready to deal with emergencies at night, weekends and on public holidays.

Using Vets Now service is simple and straightforward, their trained Receptionists, Veterinary Nurses and Surgeons will be waiting to help. They will discuss your concerns for your pet and if required you will be advised to attend the clinic where you will be seen by the emergency team.

Specific details of the times when Vets Now will be providing out-of-hours cover on our behalf are:

Monday to Friday 7pm to 8am
Saturday 4pm until Sunday 10am
Sunday 4pm until Monday 8am
Most public holidays


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us here at the practice. Alternatively, Vets Now have asked us to extend a welcome to any of our clients who would like to visit their clinic at Spring Lodge Veterinary Hospital. Please call Vets Now during their opening hours to arrange a suitable time to have a look around.

24hr care:

Hospitalisation at our Purleigh surgery does not offer 24hr in-house care. Our patients are looked after during surgery hours and then checked at 10pm in the evening. If your pet requires 24hr monitoring, veterinary staff will recommend alternative care and you will be offered referral to Vets Now for this service.  The pet will then be returned to Edgewood the following morning for continued care and treatment.