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Animal Referral & Emergency Centre (AREC) is a leading provider of specialist, referral, and emergency healthcare services for pets in Newcastle, Maitland, and the Hunter region. Established in 2004, AREC has been dedicated to delivering 24/7 emergency care for pets, with a team of over 100 qualified staff members. Each year, AREC provides holistic medical care to more than 10,000 pets and their owners, ensuring that furry companions receive the best possible treatment and attention.

AREC’s purpose-built facilities are equipped to handle a wide range of medical needs, including triage, pathology, imaging, surgery, intensive care, pharmacy services, and recovery. The center offers expert advice and tips on pet care, covering topics such as identifying symptoms of common pet illnesses like rodenticide toxicity and paralysis ticks. With a focus on communication, professionalism, and evidence-based clinical standards, AREC is committed to providing high-quality care and support to both pets and their owners.

Driven by a passion for animal welfare and a commitment to learning and growth, AREC continues to expand its services and premises to better serve the community. The center’s dedicated team of veterinarians and support staff work tirelessly to ensure that every pet receives the care they need, whether it’s routine daytime specialist services or critical overnight and emergency care. With a focus on safety, respect, and professionalism, AREC is a trusted partner for pet owners seeking top-notch medical care for their beloved companions.