Emergency Care

Here at Rural Veterinary Services we provide our community with after-hours emergency service for critical illness or injury. This includes large and small animals.

At this point in time we do not service equine patients. 

If your pet has life-threatening signs, or you have concerns with the health of your pet please call our clinic or after-hours hours number directly. 

If your pet presents as an emergency your pet will be assessed by one of our veterinarians in our treatment area. Our team is highly trained with all emergencies. We will provide an estimate of the costs involved with your case. Please be aware that with emergency procedures costs can vary depending on what services and treatments are required.

If your pet is hospitalised our veterinarians will keep you updated regularly during the course of your pet's stay.

Similarly to human medicine, in some cases we may need to refer to a veterinary specialist centre or 24-hour emergency facility.