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 Winston  


Winston is a three-and-a-half-month-old Pomeranian cross, who has had a
challenging start to life. 


He presented to us at the end of November with a possible broken leg, after falling off the bed. 

Due to unfortunate circumstances, his owners were not able to keep him, so he was surrendered to the Clinic. 


After an examination and radiographs, it was diagnosed that Winston had a Salter Harris fracture of the distal femoral physis (aka a fracture through the growth plate on the tip of the femur, the high long bone in the back leg). 

Dr Darren came to the rescue and repaired his leg pro Bono. The corrective surgery involved Dr Darren carefully placing two bone pins in a cross pattern to correct and secure the fracture. 


What follows the surgery is a long, six-week recovery period, which involves strict cage rest and some rehabilitation exercises. 

Although Winston may have some issues long term because the fracture will cause the long bone to not
grow as long as the normal leg and possibly could grow crooked, we expect he will live a relatively normal life,
just with one leg shorter than the other!


Winston is recovering well and is set to live happily ever after at his new home with Nurse Amelia.



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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

Open 6 days  

Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic © 2020

292 Darby Street,
Cooks Hill, NSW 2300

T: 02 4925 2999  
F: 02 4927 5565  

Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic is a comprehensive and compassionate animal hospital, providing a full range of services. We welcome patients in need of routine medical and surgical care, as well as emergency treatment cases.

Our priority is the wellness of your pet!