094258793 [email protected]


Emergency Vet Care

We’re here if you need us.

Please call us if you have an emergency that involves your pet or another animal. One of our vets will always be available on-call after hours, to provide veterinary services until 9pm, 7 days a week.

We also have a qualified veterinary nurse on call after hours to assist the veterinarian should your animal require medical treatment or surgery.

Call the clinic number, and you will be diverted to the on-call vet who will assess and offer first aid advice. As soon as possible, we will let you know the condition of your pet so we can start treatment as required.

After Hours, until 9pm, 7 days:

Phone 09 425 8793
to be diverted to the on-call vet.

If after 9pm, contact ARC Vets for specialist and emergency care.

helpful notes

First Aid for animals

Emergencies happen to pets and farm animals as well, and it can be a stressful time to consider how best to handle your animal, this may help.

Seizuring: If your animal is having a seizure the most important thing is removing obstacles to prevent injuries. It is best not to move your pet while it is seizuring. If your pet has not been treated for seizuring before, please call the clinic as soon as possible for advice. When your animal is calm, we will ensure you have an appointment for a check-up of your pet.

Collapse: If your animal collapses, please try to make him/her comfortable and then call the clinic.

Accidents: Pets can panic after an accident and sometimes they bite and scratch their owner. Remember your own safety too. You can use the equipment in your first aid kit for animals as well. Otherwise a clean towel makes a useful wrap or bandage. When your animal is out of harm’s way please call the clinic.

Vomiting/ diarrhoea/ constipation: These can be emergencies- please contact the clinic to discuss what to do next.


Bloating/ choking: Often emergencies. It is good to check if there is any blockage in the animal’s mouth- but please take care not to be bitten.

Poisoning: If you suspect your animal has been poisoned, please call the clinic to discuss. It is a good idea to check where your pet has been to see if you can see any signs of toxins.

Urinary problems: If your animal is struggling to urinate, or seems in pain when urinating- this can be a real emergency. Please call the clinic as soon as possible.

Eyes: If your animal has inflammation of the eye(s), please call the clinic, because we may need to examine them as soon as possible.

Other signs of possible emergencies: If your pet or farm animal is not eating, coughing, unusual sneezing, not drinking or drinking excessively or is lethargic, please call us at the clinic to discuss.

About Us

Paws & Claws in Warkworth is made up of a small, close-knit team, invested in providing the best care for your pet at our local veterinary clinic.

Paws & Claws Veterinary Clinic

8 Elizabeth St, Warkworth 0910
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Phone  09 425 8793
Email  [email protected]

Clinic Hours
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 1pm

After Hours
On-call until 9pm, 7 days

After Hours / Emergency
Call the clinic on 09 425 8793 to be diverted to the on-call vet, until 9pm.

After 9pm? Contact ARC Vets for specialist and emergency care.