Casey Pet Emergency prides itself on provision of a personal service for furry pets, their families and is a reliable, honest and proficient service. 

We aim to provide an extension of general practice patient care. We are owner-operated and present a complementary partnership devoted to optimising patient outcomes. There are no investors or corporate beneficiaries to interfere with daily hospital management, decision making and resolution.

We present a unified approach to best medicine and are willing to adapt treatment plans to meet patient, referring vet and client preferences. We understand that pets are family. Comprehensive consultation and step wise diagnostic care plans and treatment options are discussed with all our clients to keep you informed about your pet’s condition throughout the duration of their stay.

Dr Vanessa Rhodes


Dr. Vanessa Rhodes is a dedicated career emergency and critical care clinician with 10 years veterinary experience. Seven years of these years have been spent working at PESC a state of the art fully equipped specialist referral hospital as a dedicated emergency and critical care clinician. Vanessa graduated from Murdoch University (2008) and began her veterinary career in Small Animal Practice in Cairns where a passion for emergency care and toxicology arose with a large and varied case-load and extensive after hours service. In 2010 Vanessa completed an emergency internship at Pet Emergency and Specialist Centre in 2010 and has pursued a passion for emergency, intensive care and internal medicine ever since. She has attained a masters degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences from Murdoch University in 2014 via a four-year post-graduate course. She is passionate about veterinary emergency medicine with special interests in toxicology, ultrasonography and complex metabolic disease management. Vanessa is a mother to a five-year-old son and her old faithful Ridgeback whom live locally in Berwick.

Dr Chris Preston

Dr. Chris Preston is a leading and celebrated registered specialist surgeon with over twenty years experience. He studied at the University of Melbourne prior to completing a residency at the acclaimed University of California. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He is highly regarded in the field and recognized as a leader in advancing orthopedic surgical care. Whilst maintaining a busy family lifestyle with two young children, numerous bunnies and a rather large Bernese mountain Dog, Chris’s expertise keep him busy fixing injuries and resolving many potentially debilitating pet predicaments.
His proficiencies extend beyond but incorporate:

  • Orthopaedics (Joint Replacement, TPLO, Fracture repair and Arthroscopy)
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Trauma surgery including graft and skin flaps

What sets us apart?


Determined to deliver a high level of service, communication excellency, optimal pet outcomes and honest customer care

exceptional clinical communication

Comprehensive case records communicated with referring clinic for case continuity, Digital Whiteboard and comprehensive clinical records

Emergency Medicine

Affordable after hours continued care. Please speak to us about your after-hours care needs.


Owner-Operated Business means we own the relationships and the quality of care given to our patients.

Overnight Packages

Overnight Care Packages (continuing case management from referring veterinarian)

Personal & Inclusive

Focused on delivering personal, inclusive and compassionate veterinary care