Emergencies don’t always happen during regular working hours. And when it comes to the health and well-being of our pets, we cannot wait.
If you are facing an urgent situation with your dog, cat, or other pet, contact an after-hours veterinary hospital in the Canberra region. Emergency vets offer comprehensive medical services any hour of the day, any day of the year.
If you are concerned about your pet, don’t hesitate. Contact one of the emergency vet clinics listed below.
What Makes a Reliable Emergency Vet?
When seeking out a reliable after-hours veterinary hospital in Canberra, keep an eye out for the following traits. These will ensure your pet is in safe and capable hands.
- 24/7 operating hours. The best emergency vets in Canberra are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That includes Christmas day, Easter Friday, and other nation-wide public holidays.
- Qualified veterinary doctors. Reliable after-hours vets employ fully qualified, experienced veterinary doctors with ample experience responding to emergency situations.
- A passion for pets. Pet lovers make the best pet doctors. Staff with a true passion for animals will give your furry friend compassionate, respectful, and ethical treatment when they need it most.
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The Top Emergency Vets in Canberra
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Phone: (02) 6225 7257
The Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service operates every single night of the week between 6 pm and 8 am, including all weekends and public holidays. Their fully qualified, committed team offer a comprehensive range of services, from standard checkups to complicated surgeries.
The friendly veterinary doctors are proactive in their treatment of your pets. They are awake and waiting all night long, so your animals receive the care they need, when they need it – not tomorrow, not in a few hours’ time, but right now, before it’s too late.
Phone: (02) 6280 6344
Manuka Vet Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital. All after-hours calls are re-directed to the After Hours Emergency Centre at Unit 15, 2 Yallourn St in Fyshwick.
As pet-owners and lovers themselves, the team at Manuka Vet Hospital and associated after-hours facility are devoted to providing top-quality medical services to your animals. Their goal is to make you and your pet as happy and comfortable as possible.
One of our commenters, Ko., suggests finding a great vet doctor that does after-hours call outs. “Find a good vet who does afterhours call outs. Your pets will thank you,” they wrote. “When you have a distressed dog freaking out the worst thing you can do is introduce a stranger.”
Ko., uses Steve Connell at Kaleen Veterinary Hospital. “He’s been fantastic.”
Dr Steve Connell established the Kaleen Veterinary Hospital way back in 1978. Since then, many animals and pet-owners have benefited from the comprehensive range of services, and professional and respectful staff.
Your Experience with After-Hours Veterinary Hospitals in Canberra
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