Emergency Care

emergency care

Animal Health Centre offers a 24 hour Emergency Service.

Critical cases are attended at our own facility 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-12pm Saturday. Outside these times emergency care is provided by the team at the Wellington After Hours Veterinary Clinic, which is partly owned by Animal Health Centre. Dr Nelson is also often available to attend emergency cases personally at Animal Health Centre.

In case of emergency please phone Animal Health Centre directly and we will advise you of the steps to take.

Phoning ahead gives us time to prepare for your arrival, and is essential outside of hours. If the condition is very urgent you can always come straight in and we will arrange a vet to see you.

For rapid emergency response we have our own laboratory analyzers, also X-ray, ultrasound, ECG and critical care monitors.

It is our policy to always see sick or injured patients on the day you phone. Even if we are fully booked we will make room when needed. Be sure to tell the receptionist if you think it is urgent.





Personal service is really important to us and this is an area where we shine due to our relatively small size and our friendly team.


We run the practice as we have from the start, making our own decisions based on what’s best for our patients and their family


We are Vets. We enjoy being Vets and this is our focus. We’re not a petshop with a vet in it. We don’t upsell treats, beds or grooming when you visit.


Each of our vets has over 20 years of professional expertise. Our nursing staff all hold National Certificates and Diplomas.


Our Animal Hospital and Vet Clinic is fully equipped and staffed to provide a complete medical and surgical service.


We are centrally located and easy to get to, with ample parking at the door. We are open late each weeknight and hold Saturday clinics to fit around your work commitments.