The Animal Referral and Emergency Centre offers advanced imaging services to ensure accurate diagnosis and ongoing care of your pet.

We are pleased to announce that Hunter Region pets now have access to MRI scans through AREC’s referral services.

AREC is the only veterinary hospital in the Hunter region with a dedicated CT machine available for use 24/7.

An Esoate MyLab 70 Veterinary Ultrasound (One of ten in Australia) enables us to provide ultrasound services including Abdominal Ultrasound examinations and Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates or tissue biopsies can be made if applicable and within reach.

AREC has a dedicated X-Ray suite available to assist our Veterinarians in the diagnosis of your pets injury or illness.

Our FijiFilm Digital Xray System allows for quick operation and quick diagnosis of our emergency patients. Patients and clients returning to their daytime vet are given a CD with the XRay images, this allows for continued care with the general practice veterinarian.

AREC offers in-patient and referral CT imaging. Our CT is used extensively for emergency trauma patients, specialist surgical procedures and referrals from general practice veterinarians. Our CT scan include specialist imaging interpretation and reporting.