We have 24-hour emergency care?

If you have a current emergency call immediately on (07) 4632 8333 and advise us of your pets issues. As is likely, you will need to go to our clinic which is located 191 Hume Street (Cnr Gore St), Toowoomba QLD.

We understand that pets do not always fall ill or get injured during business hours. This is why, for over 70 years Toowoomba Veterinary Hospital has offered  24 hour, 7 days a week treatment and care. An immediate response can mean the difference between life and death for your furry friend. When you ring after normal clinic hours you will be directed to the vet on call and we will organise to meet you at the hospital as soon as possible. You will be seeing one of the TVH vets you know and trust, who has all your pets medical history available. We will also treat first time patients in the event of an emergency. Our healthcare team will examine your pet and keep you in the loop every step of the way.

What is considered to be an emergency?

Below is a list (by no means exhaustive) of conditions that are considered emergencies:

  • 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
  • Known or possible snake bite
  • Finding an engorged paralysis tick
  • Seizures that last more than 5 minutes
  • Choking
  • Trauma (hit by car, dog attack, fall from a height, etc.)
  • Changes to mentation
  • Burns (chemical, heat, or steam)
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Paralysis or weakness in the legs
  • Any other extreme behaviour that indicates pain or illness.