The practice has adopted the services of e-Vets Borders a specific emergency veterinary service based in Galashiels. Their specified team of veterinary surgeons & nurses is on site and available by telephone on 01896 753759. In addition to providing first class critical care including hospitalisation where necessary they will be able to answer any queries you have regarding your pet’s immediate treatment. This is because unlike an A&E department in your local hospital the emergency team will have access to your pet’s medical records held in the practice here.

We have decided to support this initiative as we regard it as an enhancement in critical care and hospitalisation outside surgery hours. However, it also comes with the benefit that when you seek advice only the vet and nurse can read your pet’s medical records.

In the first instance always ring your local Robert Young surgery either Earlston or Kelso. If we’re not here the outgoing answer machine message will repeat the number above.

The following services have intimated that they would be willing to assist in the transport of small animals to the surgery.

Kelso Critters: 07825 575217

Aunty Susan: 07533 422 804

Kwik Cabs:    01573 225451

In an emergency please call 01573 225 600

Out of hours pricing will vary depending on the nature and time of the call out. For example, early evening call out fee for the vet will be £41.24 plus the cost of treating the condition and any medication required. Night time call out fees start at £64.99 plus the cost of treating the condition and any medication required.

Night time call out time: after 10pm (Mon-Fri) & after 5pm (Sat & Sun). Evening: After surgery hours but before ‘Night’ hours.