We provide you and your pets with an emergency service for critical illness or injury within our opening hours. We hope your pet never needs us for an emergency however, common emergencies relate to car accidents, heart conditions, poisoning and a range of injuries.
Upon arrival, your pet will be assessed by one of our veterinarians. We will aim to provide an estimate of the costs involved with your case, however, please be aware that with emergency procedures costs can vary depending on what services and treatments are required. Our veterinarians will keep you updated regularly during the course of your pet's stay in hospital. In some cases we may need to refer to a veterinary specialist centre or 24-hour emergency facility.
Please note that in the greater Darwin area, the after-hours emergencies are shared by four veterinary hospitals. Please confirm which clinic you are being referred to. You will be given directions to the relevant clinic. The after-hours clinics are:
University Avenue Veterinary Hospital
All Pets Rapid Creek
Litchfield Vet Hospital
Parap Vet Hospital
No after-hours home consultations
Please note all after-hours consultations will only take place at the veterinary hospital. Our veterinarians are unable to travel to your home or the scene of an emergency.
After-hours Consultation Fees
Fees for after-hours consultations vary according to the veterinary hospital on call. Expect to pay in excess of $220 for an after-hours consultation, excluding any tests or medication that may be required. The veterinarian will only be able to estimate costs once your pet has been examined. All consultations, tests and medications are required to be paid in full on discharge. Pets that are admitted to hospital for treatment will require a deposit to be made of $500.
IN AN EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS CALL 0409 331 682 AND YOU WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE VET ON CALL, PLEASE CONFIRM WHICH CLINIC YOU WILL BE SEEN AT.
Injured wildlife after-hours
For any after-hours emergencies involving wild animals, contact Wildcare NT on 0409 090 840 or visit http://www.wildcarent.org.au/