Emergencies

Business Hours Emergency

 

  • Remain calm.
  • Contact us prior to your arrival so we can provide immediate advice and prepare our team.
  • Advise our team if assistance is needed in moving your pet.

If you pet has an emergency during business hours, call us on (03) 9439 8650.

After-Hours Emergency Procedure

If your pet has a medical emergency please contact us on (03) 9439 8650 during our business hours, or if it is between 7:00pm -10pm please ring our Advice Line on 0417 150 111.

Otherwise, if neither of the above applies, a list of emergency centres is below:

  – Animal Emergency Centre (AEC) 1300 232 838
  37 Blackburn Rd, Mount Waverley VIC 3149 

Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) (03) 9379 0700 
72 Hargrave Ave, Essendon Fields VIC 3041

Advanced Vetcare (03) 9092 0400
26 Robertson St, Kensington VIC 3031

Bundoora Veterinary Hospital (03) 9467 2255
17/19 Plenty Road, Bundoora VIC 3083

There are many advantages in using a specialist After-Hours Veterinary Hospital:

  • Their normal working day is 8.00pm until 8.00 am. ie the reverse of ours. Their Veterinarians and Nursing staff only work these hours, so they will be fresh, alert, and ready to look after to your pet.
  • The staff have had specific training in emergency medicine and critical care, hence they can provide all your pet’s emergency needs during those hours.
  • Your pet can then be discharged back to us the next morning if well enough. A complete medical record and history for ongoing care will be forwarded to us. This gives you continuity of care and ensures your pets health records remain complete at our practice.
  • Any critically ill patient in our care that needs to be constantly monitored can be transferred to an emergency centre for overnight care. This will mean your pet will have the best chance of a successful outcome.
  • If your pet needs to be seen after hours as an emergency, it will often need hospitalizing and constant monitoring as part of any treatment. By going to an emergency centre, this ensures that your pet has quality care 24 hours per day.

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Eltham Veterinary Practice

644 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095

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Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm

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