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JCU Vet is your partner in pet care providing the Townsville and North Queensland community with the best and most comprehensive healthcare and medical treatments.

We are the largest veterinary hospital in North Queensland and the only referral centre north of the Sunshine Coast.  Our hospital runs a general practice service, an emergency after-hours service, and a multi-disciplinary referral services for those extra tricky cases.  Whether your pet needs a health check, vaccination, complex surgery, a CT scan, or specialist medical diagnostics and treatment, we have you covered.

As the teaching hospital for the James Cook University School of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, we also provide clinical training for final year veterinary students.  You may see our students working under the supervision of our qualified clinicians, and your pets will certainly benefit from the extra care and TLC they provide.

Our clinic is staffed 24 hours a day, which means that your pet will be cared for around the clock.  Referring veterinarians can trust that our highly skilled teams are providing ongoing care and support to their patients as an extension of the veterinary services they provide.


Our History

JCU Vet was established in late 2009, and has purpose-built state of the art diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities.

The hospital was created to provide exceptional clinical tuition to final year veterinary science students and a comprehensive veterinary referral service to the North Queensland Community.

We pride ourselves on contributing to the next generation of veterinarians, and we are dedicated to helping mould clinicians who are competent, confident, and committed to helping us raise the industry to new heights.

With our cohort of veterinary students steadily increasing, we look forward to the hospital’s future and the opportunity to continue to bring innovative medicine and exceptional care to the surrounding community.