PETS After Hours


Please call 03 313 7438 for information first.

The RVC after hours clinic is located at the Rangiora branch, 181 Lehmans Road, Rangiora. There is a separate entrance for the after hours service, at the end of the carpark, left of the main entrance. Please follow the signage.


It is our goal to provide a complete, local and uninterrupted emergency and critical care service to our region. Staffing this after hours service has at times proven to be a lot more challenging than we expected particularly in trying to find suitably qualified veterinarians.  

When vet staffing is interrupted, due to emergencies or illness, our afterhours nurse can give telephone advice and direct appropriate cases to the Christchurch afterhours if required. 

Thank-you for your patience, while we continue to improve our service - we will keep you posted on staffing developments.


Updated as at Mon 13 January, 2020
Our current after hours service is available: 
Monday  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday  You will be directed to Christchurch After Hours Service
Friday  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday  8:00 am - 11:00 pm


On occasion, when we are unavailable, you will be referred to:
Christchurch After Hours Service 03 366 1052. 90 Disraeli St, Addington, Christchurch.


Alternatively, if this is not an emergency - you can book an appointment at either of our clinics during normal clinc hours.



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