24 Hour Emergency Service

NSVSC is a fully staffed emergency, trauma, and critical care facility open 24/7, 365 days a year. Our dedicated team consists of Sydney’s leading emergency veterinarians and nurses, providing peace of mind and the best possible care for your pet. In the case of an emergency please come directly to 64 Atchison Street, Crows Nest. If possible, please call ahead on 02 9436 4884 and advise that you are on your way.

Meet the Team


Services & Procedures

  • Canine and feline blood bank
  • In house laboratory diagnostics for immediate critical results
  • Imaging – radiographs, CT, ultrasonography, endoscopy, MRI
  • Emergency medical treatment including management of diabetic crises, neurological events, tick paralysis, toxicities, urethral / ureteral obstruction, etc.
  • Emergency surgical procedures including wound repair, GDV (bloat), foreign body removal, caesarian sections, spinal surgery, etc.
  • In-hospital pharmacy
  • Top of the line ventilation / respiratory therapy capabilities
  • Advanced monitoring capabilities for critical cases
  • Highly skilled and experienced team of veterinarians and nurses to provide exceptional levels of care in stressful situations
  • Liaison with veterinary specialists for comprehensive case management


Emergency Conditions

If you find yourself unsure of whether your pet needs to be seen by a vet, your best option is to give us a call 9436 4884. Below is a list (by no means exhaustive) of conditions that are considered emergencies where you should have your pet seen immediately:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • White, blue, or purple tinge to tongue or gums
  • Bloating of the abdomen
  • Unproductive retching or gagging, particularly if associated with a distended abdomen, crying, anxiety or obvious discomfort
  • Straining to urinate, particularly in male cats
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Known or suspected ingestion of illicit drugs, rat bait, or other toxic substances
  • Seizures that last more than 5 minutes
  • Choking
  • Trauma (hit by car, dog attack, fall from a height, etc.)
  • Changes to mentation, obtundation
  • Burns (chemical, heat, or steam)
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Paralysis or weakness in the back legs



Blood Transfusion