Emergencies and after hours.

If you have a current emergency call immediately on (07) 4632 8333 and advise us of your pets issues. Toowoomba Vet Hospital will always prioritise emergencies an no appointment is needed. Our dedicated team has over 70 years experience in dealing with emergency, trauma, and critical care situations.

If it is after hours or staff are unavailable we will direct you to:

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.