Family pets may be referred by your general practice veterinarian to AREC specialist or referral veterinarians to diagnose or manage difficult conditions. The veterinary specialist compliments the health care provided by your general practitioner with advanced qualifications and experience.

We work with your family veterinarian to provide the best possible health care available. Referral to a specialist demonstrates that your family veterinarian is committed to providing you with all the options available to care for your pet. Reports are sent to your family veterinarian to ensure ongoing continuity of care.


Dr Danielle Hoolahan has been on maternity leave since January 2018, and she was not sure of a return date...


Emergency & Overnight Monitoring

At the Animal Referral and Emergency Centre emergency care is our passion and our focus. All the AREC staff are...


Internal Medicine

Dr Geoff Gibbons, Specialist in Small Animal Medicine **Announcement Dr Geoff Gibbons has announced his retirement at AREC.** Dr Gibbons...



AREC is thrilled to have Dr Lindy Price join the AREC team for rehabilitation.



We can now offer ongoing local surgical support for your referring veterinarian, whether it be a quick discussion on the...