Emergency Vet

Standard Hours Vet Emergency

In case of an emergency during business hours, we strive to provide immediate attention whenever feasible. However, to ensure your pet receives the best possible care, we kindly request that you contact the clinic first. This allows us to offer you the most appropriate advice based on your emergency and prepare for your arrival. Please note that there may be occasions when a veterinarian is not immediately available on-site. Calling ahead helps us guide you effectively, possibly directing you to the nearest available emergency service if necessary.

Monday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

After Hours

Animal Referral Hospital ESSENDON


9379 0700

What to Do In an Emergency

  • Remain calm and ensure you and your pet are removed from further harm.
  • Remember when handling your pet that they are in pain/distressed and may act unpredictably.
  • Call us or the nearest emergency center for immediate first aid advice and to allow them to prepare for your arrival. *First aid does not replace veterinary treatment.
  • Help your pet safely to the car. Towels/bedding may make it easier for you to carry your pet into the car, especially if they are in pain or unable to walk.
  • Drive safely to the vet and take someone with you, if possible, to monitor your pet on the journey. Call the vet for assistance getting your pet out of the car if required.