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Emergency/specialist vet clinics in the Romandie?

Kind of a theoretical question, but nonetheless:

I am spoiled for choice when it comes to top veterinary care out my way, with a 24/7 clinic 10 minutes away, another 40 minutes away, plus the Tierspital for all the bells and whistles. And doG knows, I am a frequent user of those services and so rank proximity to top care high on my QoL list.

Every so often I see interesting holiday properties across the Rostigraben, but one thing that has stopped me from looking further is lack of knowledge of where the regional specialist and emergency veterinary clinics are.

I assume there would be the usual after-hours on call rota among general practice vets that one finds in small towns here, and I know about UniBE. But where are the other 24/7 clinics with all the bells and whistles and specialists out Romandie way?

Yeah, basing a property search on proximity to vet care is a tad odd... but that's the way I roll.


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Re: Emergency/specialist vet clinics in the Romandie?

No Clinic nearby, but our French Vet and the Swiss one down the road- have an emergency phone line. They will normally ask you to take the pet to their Surgery/Office- but will visit if the pet cannot be moved. They have come to our house to put our dearest pets to sleep every time it has been necessary.

If you gave a general location- I am happy to do research for you for that specific area. Would love to meet you too if you come over the Röschtigrabe.
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Re: Emergency/specialist vet clinics in the Romandie?

https://www.google.ch/search?sxsrf=A...30.vstEBkPW-wE

Here’s list I got from google.

I can’t really help with specific recommendations as I live very close to the röstigraben and the nearest specialist one to us is in Bern but there are plenty of 24h clinics in Romandie.
All vets here take a turn at covering out of hours and when you phone your regular vet you will get a message with the details of the vet who is on call at that time.
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Re: Emergency/specialist vet clinics in the Romandie?

https://www.veterinaireromand.ch/

Little Emma was at our French vet yesterday- full GA to have her teeth cleaned properly. We were worried she would howl the place down (the reason why we can never leave her with friends or at kennels- even the best and most friendly) - but she was as good a gold- and totally fine now. 14.5 and runs still like a greyhound.
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Re: Emergency/specialist vet clinics in the Romandie?

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No Clinic nearby, but our French Vet and the Swiss one down the road- have an emergency phone line. They will normally ask you to take the pet to their Surgery/Office- but will visit if the pet cannot be moved.
Same here, although I've never had a call-out. Our 'normal' vet is about 15km over in Abondance and they simply have a 24h number to call (just like the vets we've used over the years in Alsace). In CH I think the nearest one is about the same distance, but the one time I went there I wasn't impressed, neither with the organisation nor the price.

There are quite a number though, down in the valley, Monthey, Aigle, Ollon, Villeneuve etc. so while it's quite possible that some of them operate on a different model, I'm not aware than any of them are setup like a Pet Hospital as described.

As an aside, though, I get the impression from the question, and other posts/articles, that for some people up in the Germanic North, "Romandie" is thought to end at Montreux or Vevey. Shouldn't it be defined by language, thereby including much of Valais?
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Re: Emergency/specialist vet clinics in the Romandie?

Some parts of Romandie have very quick access to the Tierspital in Bern- the wonderful Valais has not.

Never had an emergency we could not take to our vet in France- but it is our rule number 1 that no pet of ours will have to be transported to a vet in pain to be pts. All our pets will always die in my arms, at home, in their favourite place. Gadsby, our Valais Val d'Herens adoptee who came to live with us in UK and then returned here with us and 2 cats in 2009- was a big and heavy dog- we could not have picked her up and carried her to the car when she reached the end anyhow.

Wherever we go with Emma- and we only travel where we can go by car as she can't go in kennels- we always check about local vets before we get there, be it in Italy/Tuscany or any part of France- so I totally understand Melon.

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