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To contact us in an Emergency at any time phone 012 991 3573.


Valley Farm Animal hospital’s emergency service operates 24/7, even on holidays. It is not necessary for you to phone ahead as there are always staff on the premises to assist. However, if you do call ahead we can prepare for your pet if it has a life-threatening condition.


We are geared to deal with all kinds of emergencies, your pet will be in good hands whatever the problem. Typical examples of emergencies we deal with include: trauma cases, motor vehicle accidents, dog bite wounds, lacerations, poisonings such as snakebites, gastric dilation, caesareans, organ failure (liver, kidney or cardiac) and seizures.


To give you the best service possible our emergency doctor is ably assisted by a qualified veterinary nurse, Animal Health Technicians and Kennel staff.


Members of our surgery, medicine and critical teams are just a call away for more critical cases. 


Your pet will receive a thorough examination by the doctor on duty so that a treatment plan can be advised. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, such as an in-house laboratory, ultrasound, and a digital x-ray facility, a diagnosis can be made promptly in most cases. Please request a cost estimate from the doctor at the outset of treatment.


Your pet can be cared for in our High Care Unit if it remains in a critical condition after emergency treatment has been given. The on-duty doctor and nurse are responsible for critical care and constant monitoring of all in-patients, giving you peace of mind should your pet have to stay with us.


Please note that we will need to take a copy of your ID or driver’s license when you come in.


The costs of any treatment your pet receives will be payable at the time. For patients admitted to the hospital we require a 50% deposit. We accept debit /credit cards, cash and we can provide a secure internet connection for bank transfers.


Whilst we can assist with VERY basic emergency care of birds or other exotic pets they will be referred back to your own vet or to Dr Dorianne Elliot at for ongoing care.  
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