West Bar Veterinary Hospital
19 West Bar, Banbury, Oxon OX16 9SA
Telephone us (24 hours) on: 01295 262 332

What to do in an Emergency

West Bar Vets

West Bar Veterinary Hospital is the only practice in the Banbury Area* that provides a 24 hour service for sick and injured pets of our clients every day of the year.

All emergencies are seen at our Veterinary Hospital at 19 West Bar Street, Banbury. We have staff on site and staff available 24 hours a day all year round.

Outside normal surgery hours you will need to contact our duty veterinary team on 01295 262332 to be seen at an emergency appointment. Please do not just turn up without contacting the on call team first.

Please note provision of an our of hours service is expensive and varies depending on the time of day. Be aware the some insurers limit the amount they will pay for out of hours service.

The Out of Hours recorded message will give you an indication of the costs involved in accessing our service.

Registered Clients

As a registered client you have the confidence in knowing that your pet will be seen by one of our regular vets who will be able to access all your pets records even if you normally visit one of our branches.

Clients Registered with Mansion Hill Vets

We have a formal relationship with Mansion Hill Vets to provide an out of hours emergency service for their clients. Please note that we do not have access to any records you may have at Mansion Hill Vets. We are also unable to update you on the condition of a pet being treated as an inpatient at Mansion Hill or discuss any treatment being given by your current vet in detail.

We do not offer any discount if you are a member of any health plan operated by your own practice including ‘surgical guarantees’ or ‘consultation discounts’. All fees are charged at the usual rates and requirement payment at the time.

Please ensure that you have a means of payment at the time you see the duty vet. If your pet is insured and you wish to claim back your fees from your insurer please bring your insurance details ( certificates and schedules) with you.

Our out of hours callout and initial consultation fees vary depending on the time of your visit to us. The duty vet will advise you further on costs.

We do not open for regular surgeries after 1230pm on Saturdays or on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Clients Registered at Another Practice in the Banbury Area

If you are registered with any other practice in the Banbury Area* please contact your practice’s chosen out of hours provider in the event of an emergency.

Easy Access and Parking

If you are travelling by car you may be able to park on West Bar right outside the practice. However If all these spaces are full, continue travelling along West Bar Street from the Banbury Cross direction and turn left into Beargarden Road. After approximately 50 metres turn left again into a small lane (signposted Cork Lane (Private Road)). A little way along this lane you will find the our large car park at the back of our Hospital.

*Banbury Area extends from Banbury Cross for a distance of about 8 miles
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