Changes to the Weekend Out of Hours Service commencing 25th January 2020
We would like to make you aware of a change to the out of hours service on weekends. This new arrangement starts on the 25th January 2020.
Castle Veterinary Practice will continue to provide an Out of Hours Service to its clients, from Monday to Friday for all emergencies. The new shared emergency provision only applies to weekends.
Jaan Bartels as the principal veterinary surgeon for the last 15 years has provided a substantial proportion of the out of hours emergency cover to Castle Vets. As you can imagine this would be unsustainable nowadays. To allow for a continued service in the future, it is necessary to develop a shared out of hours rota with other practices.
Castle Vets will now be operating a weekend out of hours system with Deane Vets in Taunton, on a shared rota. We believe together we can provide a sustainable weekend emergency service in the future. This service will run from close of the normal Saturday morning appointments at 1.00pm until Monday morning at 8.00am.
Should you require a veterinarian for an emergency during this time (the weekend only) you would call the Castle Vets phone number 01278 459913, as normal. You will then be directed to the veterinarian on duty, and asked to bring your pet to ONE of the following sites:
Castle Veterinary Practice, 3 Robins Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 4DL
Deane Vets, Wellington New Rd, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5LU
PLEASE NOTE ALL EMERGENCY CALLS DURING THE WEEK (MONDAY TO FRIDAY) WILL BE DEALT WITH AT CASTLE VETS, BRIDGWATER