If you believe you dog is critically ill and requires intensive care, please contact your local veterinarian or us immediately. We are a vet providing intensive care for dogs in Melbourne, as well as cats, pocket pets, and other animals. Your local veterinarian (primary care vet) is open during normal business hours and attends to the health care of your pet on a day-to-day basis. This includes vaccination, desexing, microchipping, dietary managment, weight management and general illness or injury. Working togethter with your local vet, The Centre for Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) provides state-of-the-art intensive care for dogs in Melbourne. We are open 24 hours per day to provide treatment and intensive care for your dog when your local vet is closed, or when your pet is very unwell. Our emergency and critical care specialist, Dr Merrin Hicks, specialises in the field of intensive care for dogs and has over 10 years experience here in Melbourne and abroad. We are the only multi-disciplinary veterinary specialist hospital in Australia owned by an emergency and critical care specialist, and as such our team is highly trained in this field. Our 24-hour animal emergency hospital is staffed around the clock with experienced emergency vets trained to provide intensive care for dogs who are critically ill or injured. Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss your dogs’ condition, and we can help you over the phone determine if intensive care treatment for your dog is required.