In an emergency, time is of the essence. Contact us if you are unsure.
NEVS Emergency Vet Hospital is available 365 days of the year, including public holidays.
In an emergency, time is of the essence. Contact us immediately if you are unsure.
Our Northside Emergency vet hospital is open 24-hours, 365 days of the year, including public holidays.
Specialising in animal emergencies and critical care services, we provide you with a dedicated after-hours emergency vet hospital for your pet.
How an Emergency Vet Hospital Operates
Similar to a human hospital, our Northside Emergency vet hospital works on a triage system. This means that patients are seen based on the level of their emergency rather than their order of arrival.
Our experienced emergency vets will discuss and assess the history of your pet’s case and outline your treatment options, along with estimated costs for procedures. If your pet is admitted to our hospital, you will be asked to sign a consent form. The vet will keep in touch with you over the phone during the course of your pet’s stay in hospital.
We will attempt to contact your primary veterinarian the following morning. When stable enough to be transferred, pets seen through our emergency vet services are returned to the care of their primary veterinarian with details of any treatments, diagnoses, pathology reports, X-rays and surgical procedures.
Treating a Wide Range of Pet Emergencies
Northside Emergency Veterinary Services can provide expert vet care for your pet in the event of an emergency, such as:
- Tick Poisoning
- Trauma from being hit by a car or a fall from a height
- Involvement in a dog or cat fight
- Collapse or severe lethargy/weakness
- Poisoning from snail baits, rat baits, chocolate, grapes (inc. sultanas and raisins), macadamias, lily flowers (for cats), household garbage, human medications (it is helpful to bring the container or item with you)
- Breathing difficulties
- High levels of vomiting or severe diarrhoea
- Bloody discharge
- Snake bites or toad poisoning
- Inability to walk normally or apparent tick paralysis
- Inability to urinate or defecate (but signs of trying)
- Sudden bloating around the stomach
- Seizure or fit or loss of consciousness
- Bleeding that can’t be stopped
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Excessive pain
- Extended puppy or kitten births (whelping / queening)
Contact Our Animal Hospital in the Event of a Pet Emergency
If you suspect your pet’s case is an emergency, time is of the essence. Waiting to visit your primary vet in normal business hours may greatly risk the health of your pet.
It helps if you contact us first so we can best prepare for your pet’s arrival, but feel free to visit the emergency vet hospital immediately – find us here.
For more information about our emergency vet services call (02) 9452 2933 or contact us online.