(02) 4362 1644
10 Pacific Highway, Ourimbah NSW 2258
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 1:00 pm Sun: 9:00am - 11:00 am

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Have you thought about what you would do if your pet has a medical emergency in the middle of the night? It’s important to find a  veterinary hospital that you can rely on to be there for you and your pet when you need them the most. It is a good idea to choose a vet hospital, with a 24-hour vet service in case of emergency.

We provide a 24 hour vet emergency service for both small and large animals servicing the Central Coast. This service is provided by our own veterinarians and the Animal Emergency Centre (AEC) Central Coast.


For all emergencies 24 hours CALL 02 4362 1644


For Small Animal emergencies you will be transferred to either the vet on duty or the AEC.

For Large Animal emergencies you will be transferred to our on call large animal after hours vet. 


There are many issues that require an immediate veterinary treatment. Some are obvious emergencies while others require close observation because the symptoms are so subtle or difficult to perceive. Your pet may need emergency treatment if it has been  hit by a car, obtained a physical injury, or consuming or coming into contact with something toxic . However, there are also instances where your pet may have a life-threatening condition without you even knowing it. 

Rapid or laboured breathing is a red flag sitiuation. It can mean a lot of things, including choking due to a foreign object in the throat, allergic reaction, poisoning, or a manifestation of a heart of lung disease. Loud noises during breathing such as wheezing, rasping or gasping, as well as short bursts of breath can indicate a serious health condition. If you notice this call us immediately. 

A significant difference in the disposition or behaviour of your pet can also be a consideration for taking them to a 24-hour emergency vet. If your dog is normally active and alert but seems to suddenly become lethargic and unresponsive, then it may be a symptom of a bigger problem. Weakness or disorientation can be caused by a neurological disorder, a disc problem, an eye condition – or worse, pain that is so extreme that your pet cannot even move or show signs of discomfort. 

There are a lot of other conditions and health problems that require immediate care, making it important for every pet owner to be constantly vigilant in guarding the health and wellness of their cats and dogs. Establishing a relationship with a reliable veterinarian and a 24-hour veterinary clinic should be a priority of any responsible pet owner. This is because raising healthy and happy pets is not just about being ready for emergencies, but more importantly, being willing and able to fulfil a lifelong commitment of caring for others.