Emergency services

Our 24/7 emergency service
Our dedicated team of specialists provides advanced monitoring and tailored therapies for your pet's needs.

The Critical Care (CC) Service at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers 24-hour emergency service 7 days a week. Pets are admitted to the Critical Care Unit (CCU) when they are critically ill and require moment-to-moment monitoring and adjustments in medications and other therapies.

Conditions requiring critical care oversight

Pets with the following conditions can benefit  from oversight by the critical care service;

  • respiratory distress
  • severe trauma
  • shock
  • overwhelming full-body infection (sepsis)
  • life-threatening neurologic problems
  • unstable post-operative patients
  • severe toxin ingestion
  • and post cardiac arrest care.

Our expert staff

The Emergency and Critical Care Unit is staffed by a dedicated team of exceptional nurses and experienced veterinarians. The unit is overseen by a highly experienced ECC Veterinarian who has been a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Emergency and Critical Care for over 5 years, and also has a PhD in critical care.

The incredible ECC veterinarians are trained in both emergency and critical care, and are comfortable in dealing with the most critical of patients. The Critical Care Unit can provide critical care, including, but not limited to oxygen support, mechanical ventilation, intensive monitoring (continuous ECG, invasive/non-invasive blood pressure monitoring, capnography, blood gas analysis), blood transfusions and nutritional support as required. The ECC service works closely with the other specialty services to provide an integrative approach which affords patients the highest level of care.

Making a specialist appointment

Specialist appointments need to be organised by your GP Vet. If you are unsure how to organise this please call or email us at univet@sydney.edu.au for more information.

Referring veterinarians are welcome to use our online referral form or call the clinic to discuss cases before referring.

Emergency cases will be seen immediately and no appointment is needed. If possible call us to let us know you are coming so we may prepare.

UVTHS Clinic

  • University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney, (UVTHS), Evelyn Williams Building B10, 65 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050