About Us

The Centre for Animal Referral and Emergency is a privately owned and run veterinary specialist and 24-hour emergency centre, situated in Collingwood, close to Melbourne's CBD.

The Centre for Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) was opened four years ago, with the primary aim to provide gold standard specialist and emergency veterinary care to the pets of Melbourne.

Our goal is to provide diagnostic and treatment plans which will help achieve the best possible outcome for each case. We consider the unique requirements of each individual pet, their owners and their primary care veterinarian.

We have grown rapidly, from a small group of six staff to a large group that includes eight specialists. The specialists referral team encompasses surgery, medicine, emergency and critical care, diagnostic imaging and neurology. We accept referrals Monday to Friday during business hours for our referral services.

Our Emergency centre has a motivated team of emergency/ICU veterinarians and an exceptional group of experienced nurses and support staff, who look after their patients as if they were their own. The hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, throughout the year. Appointments are not necessary.



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5 Hood Street, Collingwood, 3066
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