Emergencies &
After Hours Care

We're here for you in an emergency

Animal emergencies seem to come at the worst time. But when this happens, we are here for our patients. So, if your pet needs emergency help, regardless of the time, always call the hospital first on 02 6555 2555.

Emergencies during normal hospital open hours

Call us immediately on 02 6555 2555, our trained staff will give you the best advice regarding your pet in need – and prepare the team for your arrival.

Sweet Pea Animal Hospital Cat Emergency Care

If the hospital is closed

When you call 02 6555 2555 after hours, you will hear a recorded message giving you the option to Press 1 to have your call transferred to a VetCheck 24/7 triage nurse. The VetCheck Triage Nurse will help you decide if your pets problem can wait until the hospital is open again, and they will guide you regarding what to do if the problem cannot wait. Emergencies needing attention will be directed to our on-call vet or the Animal Referral & Emergency Centre in Newcastle (https://arecvet.com.au/) . You can find out more about VetCheck 24/7 by going to https://vetcheck247.com/

We thank you for understanding that our emergency on-call vet does this work in addition to their daily “in hours” work. Please only call our emergency on-call vet about medical emergencies. Additional after hours charges apply.


For wildlife emergencies, please call FAWNA on 02 6581 4141 to speak with an expert wildlife carer or visit their website for more information.

Lost Companion Animals

If you have found or lost a dog or cat, call  Midcoast Council on 02 7955 7777 or visit their website for more information.

Visit Us

Sweet Pea Animal Hospital
5 Sweet Pea Road
Forester NSW 2428

Sweet Pea Animal Hospital opened in early 2014 and is located on the southern outskirts of Forster on picturesque bushland acreage. We have recently undergone extensive renovations and expansion to cater for our growing number of patients.

We're here for you and your pets