Emergency and Critical Care

The emergency and critical care service at JCU Vet is available until midnight on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  We are the only primary emergency and critical care hospital in greater Northern Queensland and we deal with a wide variety of cases including gastrointestinal upsets, intoxications, envenomation’s, traumas, coagulopathies, neurological and surgical emergencies.

Our dedicated emergency vets and nurses are caring, compassionate and RECOVER CPR trained. We understand that your pet is an important part of your family, which is why we strive to provide quality after hours care.

Our emergency department operates as a ‘walk in’ service, which means no appointments are required.  We operate on a triage basis, thus will always tend to the sickest animal first, just like in a human ER.

Where possible, we encourage clients to call before heading down, as this allows us to provide you with first aid advice, get prepared for your arrival, and let you know if we are exceptionally busy.

Our hospital is staffed with nurses 24 hours per day.  If you have any concerns regarding your pets well-being or questions regarding our service, please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 528 838.