Consulting hours The surgery is open: Monday Friday 9.00 am 6.00 pm Saturday 9.00 am 12.00 noon Consultations are by appointment, and we always encourage clients to see the same veterinary surgeon wherever possible as this enables us to provide continuity of care. Out-of-hours treatment: Evenings Monday Friday 7.00 pm - 8.30 am Weekends Saturday 12.00 noon to Monday 8.30 am For out-of-hours services, please telephone Vetcall on 023 80437999 or the surgery on 023 80779388. (Under a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons directive, all veterinary practices offer 24 hour cover for their clients. We feel that the best service we can offer our clients and their animals is through a specially run service which covers nights and weekends. This means that at all times of the day or night the staff looking after your pets are alert and fresh and not over-tired from working all day and half the night. All our out-of-hours work is arranged through Vetcall, which is based at Beech House Veterinary Centre, 64 West End Road, Bitterne, Southampton, SO18 6TG) Established in 1982, the surgery employs a range of fully trained and qualified staff, including five veterinary surgeons, seven veterinary nurses and two trainee nurses. The surgery at all times adheres to the highest standards set by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and is a Tier 2 Accredited Practice*. It is also an Approved Training Centre for Veterinary Nurses. Why choose Christopher Carter's Veterinary Surgery to look after your pet? As an independent practice, we are proud of our reputation for providing friendly, high standard services. A comprehensive range of services is always available. We are very competitively priced, but never, ever compromise quality. Our surgery is continually updated to reflect advances in veterinary medicine, and all our staff undergo continuing education to help them keep up with the latest developments. We understand how important each and every one of your pets is to you and your family, and that they are individuals with their own needs. As a local practice, we support Southampton animal charities - for the Blue Cross animal charity, based in Bubb Lane, West End, for example, we provide a veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse who perform operations in the Blue Cross on-site theatre, and run the Blue Cross Welfare Clinic. We also help with surgical and medical cases for the RSPCA clinic. All clients - both existing and new - can expect a warm, courteous welcome when visiting the surgery; and can be assured that their pet will receive the highest level of care.