Having a sick pet can be a stressful situation. Here is some information to help put your mind at ease.

24hr Emergency Service call: (03) 9092 0400

Advanced Vetcare’s emergency and critical care do not require appointments – the clinic is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We work closely with your regular vet to ensure the best possible outcome. We report to them within 24 hours and give you regular updates on your pet’s progress and ongoing treatment plan.

Advanced Vetcare Specialist Services – Surgery, Medicine, Oncology.

  • A referral from your local vet is required for a specialist appointment.
  • Please bring any information your regular vet has given you. In many cases this has been emailed directly beforehand.
  • Don’t feed your pet breakfast on the morning of the consult. Food should be removed at 9pm the evening before.
  • Your pet may have access to water until the 9am on the morning of your consult.
  • Don’t feel the need to leave bedding or toys for your pet – we have an excellent range of comfortable bedding. Please take home your pet’s lead, collar and any carry cages.


Full payment is due at the time of discharge. Emergency patients must pay a deposit before treatment can commence. We accept cash, EFTPOS, credit cards (not Diners or American Express) and can easily arrange direct deposit if you prefer.

Payment plans, if required, are managed by third-party credit suppliers. If you choose to use one of our credit suppliers, please ask at reception before treatment commences.



VetPay is an external finance company that offers affordable finance options. Application and approval for VetPay finance is required before treatment begins so please speak to one of our Reception team for information as early as possible.

VetPay is a payment plan that allows you to pay for your pet’s Vet treatment over time. Once approval has been made, an initial deposit of 20% of the total account is paid to Advanced Vetcare and the balance is paid by fortnightly repayments to Vetpay.

For more information or to apply for finance please follow this link VetPay

Insurance and GapPay

Our reception team is well versed with all insurance policies and we can arrange to submit your claim online via our direct portal, or even arrange for Gap payments if your policy qualifies.

Info sheets

The best available evidence directs Advanced Vetcare’s work. This means relying on evidence-based medicine and peer-reviewed articles in the international literature.  We understand that for some people, doing your own research can reassure you in a stressful time. Be aware that much of the information on the internet is not peer-reviewed, and based on individual opinion. You should read it with an open mind and refer to your vet for any necessary clarification.

Please feel free to download an information sheet about your pet’s condition. We have researched these information sheets to provide a clear and accurate summary of the known facts and recommended treatments.

Client Sign-In Forms

Advanced Vet Care Map
Advanced Vet Care New Client Form


Diabetes Mellitus Info Sheet
Eclampsia Info Sheet
FLUTD Info Sheet
GDV Info Sheet
HGE Info Sheet
Hypoadrenocorticism Info Sheet
Nutrition for Puppies Info Sheet
Rat Bait Info Sheet

Medicine Problems

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats
Inflammatory bowel disease in dogs and cats
Mitral valve disease in dogs
Seizures Info Sheet

Oncology Problems

Canine Lymphoma Handout

Anal sac (apocrine gland) adenocarcinoma Handout

Canine Mast Cell Tumour Handout

Canine Osteosarcoma Handout

Metronomic Chemotherapy Handout

Malignant Melanoma Handout

Feline Lymphoma Handout

UWM 19 Canine Estimate

UWM 25 Feline Estimate

Surgical Problems

Cruciate Rupture in dogs
Triple Pelvic Osteotomy