If your pet is in an emergency, there are three things you should do:
1) Make sure it is safe to approach them
2) Wrap them in a towel or blanket and pick them up gently, making sure to support their whole body
3) Call ahead
For Karingal Vet Hospital, contact (03) 9789 3444.
For Ballam Park Pet Clinic, contact (03) 9785 9288.
Both of our clinics, located in Frankston, are equipped to deal with emergency pet care.
Calling ahead or en route allows us to prepare for your animal emergency at our end. We can also talk you through first aid to give your pet the best chance at recovery.
At the hospital, animals requiring emergency care will be treated immediately.
Whether it be a snake bite, an animal attack, car accident or otherwise, our trained veterinarians and veterinary nurses are here to administer emergency pet care to any pet.
Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open:
Monday to Friday 8am-8pm,
Ballam Park Veterinary Clinic is open:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-6pm
Both practices are closed on public holidays.
Should your pet require emergency care outside hospital hours, we recommend calling the Animal Emergency Centre in Frankston. The Animal Emergency Centre is located opposite Bunnings at 39 McMahons Rd. Contact them on (03) 9770 5555.
Only handle sick wildlife if it is safe and you feel comfortable doing so. Wild animals can be dangerous and this is particularly so if they injured. Be sure to handle it as little as possible and as gently as possible and only if you feel safe.
Check with us or a registered Wildlife organisation before approaching a wild animal in need of emergency care. A list of these organisations can be found on our Injured Wildlife page.
When you bring in injured wildlife we immediately assess its condition. We follow government legislation pertaining to the treatment, rehabilitation and relocation of wild animals, including legislation on pest species.
For more information on what to do in a wild animal emergency in Frankston, visit our Injured Wildlife page.
The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.
Our hours are
- 8am-8pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- 9am-1pm Sunday,
* We are closed on public holidays.