Cooks Hill Vet Clinic

Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic is located in the heart of Newcastle on Darby St, Cooks Hill.


At Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic, we are committed to providing the highest quality animal care for your pet. We provide an array of veterinary services including free puppy meet and greets, vaccinations, microchipping, routine and non-routine surgical procedures, dentistry (including dental x-rays), nutritional advice, preventative medicine, as well as cat boarding and puppy preschool. 

We are a small animal hospital, meaning we are a dog friendly and cat friendly clinic. Unfortunately, we do not treat pocket pets or exotic pets. 

We are equipped with the most state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including a full in-house pathology system, x-ray and dental x-ray machinery, excellent anaesthetic equipment with ultra-sensitive monitoring equipment for extra safety with anaesthetics, and class leading dental equipment.

We offer a full cat boarding facility, which provides your cat with a safe and comfortable home away from home, with daily cleaning, feeding, and cuddles, so you can rest easy knowing that your cat is safe while you are away. 

Our friendly team of staff are all pet owners and animal lovers. Our priority is the wellness of your pet. We understand how it feels when your pet is not well, and we will do everything possible to ensure your pet lives a healthy and happy life.  

Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic works closely with other specialist clinics, including the Veterinary Dermatology Clinic, Newcastle Veterinary Ultrasound, the Animal Referral and Emergency Centre (AREC) and the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH), to ensure that our patients receive the best vet care possible.

Meet Teddy


Teddy is a seven-month-old male Labradoodle.


Teddy presented to us late February with a sore front left leg. Teddy was sedated and given some nice opiate pain relief and had some x-rays taken. Teddy had a complete mid-shaft fracture of the radius and ulna (see x-ray 1) in his left front leg.


Teddy was given more pain relief (methadone, fentanyl and some others!) and his leg was placed in a supportive bandage and surgery was booked for the following day. Teddy was a little bit high, but comfortable while surgery was organised to repair the broken leg.


Dr Darren performed corrective surgery on the left front leg. This involved realigning the bones and placing a metal plate to the front surface of the radius bone, the plate was fastened by some screws through the bone, and a wire was placed around the bone to secure a small fragment in place (see x-ray 2). Teddy’s skin was stitched closed and some more pain management medication and some antibiotics were given to make sure no infection occurred.


Teddy was then looking at a recovery period of approximately 8 weeks, during which time he would require continued support and home care to ensure a successful outcome.


After surgery home care can consist of; crate confinement to give the bone time to heal, the cone of shame so Teddy can’t lick the wound, bandage changes every 3-5 days (as required), exercise restrictions for 8 weeks, no access to slippery flooring or stairs, no playing with other animals, no running, no jumping, controlled walking (be on a leash), anti-inflammatory medications, nutritional supplements for joint support.


Excessive activity can result in poor healing or      complications.


Teddy has been so brave during his recovery period, and has been healing very well. It's almost like nothing happened.

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Peter Hartigan

Thank you for all your help and guidance with our new puppy Daisy. You are a wealth of knowledge. I am sure Daisy is in great hands now you and your professional team are there for her.

Ella Dickinson

Our deepest thanks for the kindness, empathy and care you showed our boy Henny John.. as well as us

Justin, Sarah & Jacqui

I can't thank the team enough for the professionalism and dignity you gave our Roxi