Merewether Veterinary Hospital has a close relationship with NAREC (Newcastle Animal Referral and Emergency Centre). When our hospital is closed, NAREC is open. If you have an emergency out-of-hours, your pet will have access to excellent emergency and critical care from an experienced team of emergency veterinarians and nurses. Also, if your pet ever needs their veterinary care continued overnight, our veterinarians can arrange your pet to be transferred to NAREC for on-going care. This way, whenever needed, a veterinarian can be with your pet 24-hours a day.