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104 Eastlake St.

Weeknights: From 6pm
Weekends: Fri 6pm until Mon 8am
Public Holidays: 24 Hours

No appointment required.

Welcome to the Gold Coast

Animal Emergency Service Carrara is home to 70 team members including vets, vet nurses, and support team members. The after-hours emergency hospital sees a wide variety of patients each day, and during busy periods can see up to 80+ patients over a 24 hour period.

Presentations you’ll expect to see can include everything from domestic pets, wildlife (koalas, kangaroos, and snakes) all the way through to sea life. In this unique hospital, you are bound to see patients from our veterinary colleagues at SeaWorld, who are also located on the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast has you well covered from land to sea with surfing and swimming spots – from the infamous Surfers Paradise to the golden beaches of Miami. You’ll find beautiful scenic hikes around Currumbin Valley, Springbrook, and Tamborine Mountain – to name just a few.

If team comradery is what you are looking for in a workplace, you will find it with us. Our team has a passion for taking care of the environment and meet regularly outside work for picnics and clean-up days, yoga, paddle boarding, and more.

We also enter a team into the Kokoda Trail (90km long and strenuous run through the hinterland all the way to Brisbane) each year, and train together for the experience of a lifetime.

To help parents returning to the workplace, we have our very own mother’s group, where we share our experiences of parenthood and lean on each other for support. Plus a bit of baby spam for those who like that 🙂

You’ll find this and much, much more when you enter our doors at Carrara Animal Emergency Service.

Get in touch with us today for a tour around the hospital and to see if this is the right place for you.

Why we do what we do

To support and connect with families and their pets to make a positive difference in their lives. We do this through compassion, understanding, and dedication to continual learning.

our core values

  • We are calm and we offer solutions
  • Our communication is respectful, honest and considered valuable
  • We support and trust each other, we have each other’s back
  • We are passionate, tolerant and we strive for continual improvement
  • We utilise all our resources and networks to achieve a diagnosis and provide the best available treatment


Amy Mosley

Nurse Manager

Nurse Amy started her career in surgical and internal medicine nursing, but as soon as she started doing emergency shifts she was hooked! The mixed variety of cases and the […]

Erin Friel

Client Care Manager

As Nursing Manager at our Carrara clinic, Erin is extremely passionate about animal emergency work. She has always had a strong love for animals and is often in awe over […]

Lisa Thurston

Practice Manager

Lisa completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2000 and worked in general practice for a year. She then joined emergency medicine and hasn‚Äôt looked back since. Lisa worked […]

Dr Rod Meehan

Hospital Director Cararra

Once Rod Meehan graduated from university in 1991 he worked in the United Kingdom for two years. He then partnered in a multi-practice veterinary group on the Gold Coast for […]

Dr Rob Webster

Director & Veterinary Specialist

In 2014 Dr Rob Webster became a specialist in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care. Rob has been working full-time as an emergency vet for 14 years, and his training […]

Dr Lisa Brumby

Veterinary Manager Carrara

Dr Lisa Brumby had always dreamt of becoming a veterinarian since being in kindergarten and has never waived from her dream. Dr Lisa began her veterinary career at the Animal […]

Dr Simon Lemin


Dr Simon Lemin graduated from the University of Queensland in 1990 and after seven years in general practice, switched to the challenges and stimulation of emergency practice. He joined forces […]