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RSPCA NSW provides veterinary care to both animals in need and pets of private patients.

Hunter Veterinary Hospital

Since 2005, the Hunter Veterinary Hospital has provided the highest level of care to shelter animals, injured strays, impounded animals, private clients and animals who have been victims of cruelty.

The hospital offers a range of services, including:

  • advice and support for pet owners
  • an in-house laboratory
  • a separate hospital area for animals of private clients
  • a special ambulance bay
  • four isolation wards
  • four other wards for isolating animals with infectious diseases
  • microchipping
  • referrals
  • two consultation rooms
  • two operating theatres with four surgical tables
  • veterinary retail products
  • X-rays

The hospital is partnered with many organisations, including four local councils, Kurri Kurri TAFE, the University of Sydney and other universities for veterinary training opportunities.

There are also opportunities available for foster carers and volunteers.

The hospital is complemented by the RSPCA Tighes Hill Veterinary Hospital. In the event of an out-of-hours emergency, please call the main phone number and you will be directed to the appropriate after-hours veterinarian.

Where we are

Contact Details

6-10 Burlington Place
Rutherford, NSW, 2320

Phone: (02) 4939 1500
Fax: (02) 4939 1511

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Appointments are necessary.

Veterinary Hospital FAQs

Our Sydney Shelter, Hunter Shelter and Broken Hill Shelter have veterinary hospitals onsite. In addition, we have a veterinary hospital located at Tighes Hill.

RSPCA NSW prices are very competitive and we aim to be as affordable as possible. For more information, please contact your local veterinary hospital for more information here.

Yes, 100 per cent of the profits go back into the organisation to help the animals in our care. They are used to provide enrichment, nutrition, rehabilitation, shelter and veterinary care for the animals who come into RSPCA NSW’s facilities.