We are very excited and proud to announce that our very own Dr Elizabeth Napier has been awarded the 2020 Kristen Keegan Young Business Leader Award at Friday night’s Hunter Business Chamber Awards evening. The Hunter Business Chamber made a fantastic effort last Friday night to ensure that business leaders of our region were able...

The Animal Referral & Emergency Centre has now become an official drop off point for the Spider Anti-Venom Program for The Reptile Park. Being a 24/7 facility, we are a convenient drop off point, however, there are some important points to note for anyone considering dropping a spider off to us; We are only a...

Ticks on Dogs

Our emergency veterinarian, Dr Liz Napier shares advice on symptoms of paralysis ticks to look for, and the search techniques to find them on your pet.  Paralysis ticks are a parasite affecting many of our beloved pets in the Hunter each year and can be deadly. At the Animal Referral and Emergency Centre we see...

2021 Veterinarian Internship ‘Headstart’ Position

Veterinary Internships AREC is currently running our 2020 Emergency Internship. We have 3 wonderful interns who are rotating through Surgery and ECC. We are currently interviewing for our 2021 candidates and are excited with the quality of candidate responses! HOWEVER, we have just opened an ‘early start’ internship position to begin in November this year....

Help us expand our referral team here in Newcastle. Demand for small animal referral services continues to increase in our region, so we are keen to hear from Specialist Veterinarians – especially for the area of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care or Small Animal Medicine. We hope for a full time commitment, however we are...

Locum Positions 2020

We have a variety of emergency veterinarian locum positions for the remainder of 2020. We are keen to hear from veterinarians who may be interested in exploring all the wonderful regions of Newcastle, Hunter Valley & Lake Macquarie. Who we are: The Newcastle Animal Referral & Emergency Centre (AREC) is a 10 vet, 24/7 referral...

Updates & visiting our hospital As the situation with Covid-19 continues to evolve here in Australia, we will endeavour to collate relevant information for our local pet loving community.  Similarly, should there be any impacts to our business operations, we will continue to add information here, and on our social media pages. At this stage,...

Boosted Vet Internship

2019 Position Vacant – Newly created **ANNOUNCEMENT**    (Published July, 2019) We are excited to announce that we have decided to give an early boost to the start date for 1 veterinary internship position! Ideally to start October this year! Per the below internship description, we are currently accepting applications for 2020.  HOWEVER, we have decided...

Surgery for your pet Your choices – who and where? There are times when we take our much loved pets to our trusted and familiar vet clinic for troubling issues such as injury or illness.  As your veterinarian examines your pet, they may require more tests or diagnostics.  Those tests may reveal something for your...

Is vet care expensive? Because there is no government support for your pet’s health care, it might seem that you are paying more for your pet’s treatment than you spend on human healthcare. Human patients have Medicare, which pays most of the cost of our medical treatment. However, when you compare veterinary fees with other...