We Are Always Open

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 an emergency please come directly to 63 Herbert St, Artarmon, NSW 2064. If possible, please call ahead on 02 9436 4884 and advise that you are on your way.

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Common Emergency Signs

If unsure of whether your pet needs to be seen by a vet, your best option is to give us a call (02) 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