Best Vet Clinics in Sydney

There are certain qualities that you look for in a doctor. You want to consult one who is friendly, competent and a good communicator. Similarly, as a pet parent, you want your furry friend to be looked after by a vet clinic whom you have confidence will deliver the best care possible, even in your absence.

A good vet clinic will be clean and comfortable with friendly, caring staff. They should be good listeners, ready to address your concerns. Preferably, they should offer an after-hours service for emergencies. The location too is a key factor. We have done the leg work and come up with a list of the 5 best vet clinics in Sydney for your consideration. Included is information on a mobile clinic, if that is your preference.

1. Bird and Exotics Veterinarian

Bird and Exotics

At the helm of Bird and Exotic Veterinarian is Dr Alex Rosenwax. He founded the clinic In 1996. This was when he completed his Membership Exams for the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Health. He is assisted by Dr Tegan Stephens, who has been involved with the clinic since 2005. She passed her Membership Examinations on Unusual and Exotic Pets in 2013. The rest of the team at Bird and Exotics are similarly passionate about exotic pets and birds. Moreover, most of them have one exotic pet or another at home.


  • The clinic is located in a purpose-built facility equipped with specialized equipment
  • It is exclusively for the treatment of birds and exotic pets
  • Endoscopy and ultrasounds are conducted onsite
  • An after-hours emergency contact is available


  • Annual health checks
  • General Consultation
  • Surgery
  • Dental care
  • Microchipping
  • Wildlife treatment and care

2. Annandale Animal Hospital

  • Best for
    Inner-West pets
  • Address
    62 Moore Street Leichhardt, NSW, 2040
  • Hours
    Mon-Fri 08:00-20:00
    Sat-Sun 09:00-17:00
    Public Holidays 09:00-12:00
  • Phone
  • Website

Annandale Animal Hospital is a facility that is fully committed to providing professional, quality care. Their goal is to help your pet lead a full and healthy life. The hospital was opened in 1992 by Dr Gwilym Hunt, who is the sole owner.  It started out with a single vet, however, it has expanded. The facility now has a full staff of 5 vets assisted by nurses, kennel hands, and vet students. In addition, the hospital offers preventive, diagnostic and treatment services.


  • Annandale is open 7 days a week
  • There are live-in staff to provide overnight care when necessary
  • The facility is constantly upgrading its equipment and keeps abreast with the latest techniques.
  • A new nurse consult room has been opened to shorten waiting times


  • General services such as vaccinations and microchipping
  • Product and nutritional advice
  • Hospital, anaesthetic, surgical facilities
  • In-house pathology lab
  • Chemotherapy

3. Paddington Cat Hospital

Paddington cat hospital

Randolph Baral and his wife Melissa Catt started Paddington Cat Hospital in 1997. Melissa has had cats all her life and has a special affinity for them. Presently she shares her life with two cats. Randolph too, is interested in feline practice, specializing in internal medicine. He is co-editor of the textbook "The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management".  Randolph and Melissa are supported by a competent team who are also avid animal lovers.


  • The clinic is a modern facility with two fully equipped consulting rooms
  • There is a laboratory on the premises where most tests are carried out
  • Also on the premises is a surgery suite where procedures are carried out in a pristine environment


  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Chronic disease
  • Vaccinations
  • Dental care
  • Oncology
  • Internal medicine
  • Health checks
  • Nutritional advice
  • Surgical procedures

4. Pawssum


Pawssum opened its doors in 2016 for pet owners to have access to affordable, good-quality home vet services. Pawssum works with a network of mobile vet care service providers. Further, it is the largest business of its kind in Australia. Consequently, when pet owners are in need of medical services, they are referred to one of Pawssum’s experienced, trusted partners in their area.  Services is available all year round including after hours.


  • Bookings can be made through the Pawssum App
  • Pawssum uses the latest technology to record your pet information securely on a cloud platform
  • Surgery and x-ray cases are referred to a vet clinic partner
  • Vet care services are also available via video link
  • Finance options are available


  • Pet consultation and examination
  • Dog and cat vaccinations
  • Euthanasia
  • Titer testing for dogs and cats


  • Home pet consultations and examinations – $99
  • This includes a thorough health check of the coat, skin, eyes, teeth, and joints

5. The Beaches Vet

The beaches vet

The Beaches Vet is a family-owned clinic that is down-to-earth and one that offers consistent quality care. Dr Andrew Slade and Dr Natalie Slade, the husband and wife team, who own the clinic, love their pets. Hence they want yours too to have a happy, happy life. Their goal is to establish a long-lasting relationship with you and your pet. The two doctors are backed by a strong dedicated team whom they consider to be a part of the family.


  • The Beaches Vet has a brand new custom-built hospital with the latest veterinary equipment
  • Home visits can be arranged
  • Assistance is available for export and travel-related queries
  • Pet Insurance can also be arranged
  • There is a free undercover car park


  • Vaccinations
  • Desexing
  • Dental checks
  • Health checks
  • Microchipping
  • Flea, tick, intestinal worming, and heartworm
  • Palliative care
  • Euthanasia