If the Veterinary Surgeon is required to attend the practice to examine your pet outside of normal working hours, the fee for this will be approximately £220 plus medication/treatment. Should a Veterinary Nurse also be required to attend for assistance, this will incur and extra charge of approximately £110 (These costs also include travel time and initial assessment and examination)
How do fees compare to other evening emergency call-out services....
Plumber emergency call out average cost £110 - £120 (plus labour and materials)
Locksmith emergency call out average cost £120 (plus labour and materials)
Electrician emergency call out average cost £110 (plus labour and materials)
Gas Leak/Boiler Repair call out average costs £150 before midnight £250 thereafter
(Prices taken from checkatrade.com 2021)
It is worth bearing in mind that the above comparisons are trades people attending your home with no additional overheads such as heating/lighting utilities and premises, they may be required to make equipment safe until parts are ordered, delivered and repaired. Veterinary practices have overheads such as utilities, specialised veterinary equipment and facilities, medication and treatment all available to use immediately, for the safety, wellbeing and best outcome for your pet.