Vet in Durack

At University Avenue Veterinary Hospital, your pet's health is our priority. Established in 1999, we have grown to become one of the largest veterinary hospitals in Darwin and the Northern Territory. Our modern, purpose-built hospital offers a high quality of care with the latest surgical and diagnostic equipment. We value continuing staff education, which ensures our professional advice is based on up-to-date awareness of the latest technology, treatments and procedures. Our commitment to caring means your pet's health is in excellent hands.

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We now have a Facebook page, where you can meet our staff and their pets, learn tips for caring for your pets in the Top End and see what we do here at University Avenue Vet Hospital.


Geriatric Health Profile
Did you know that cats and dogs are generally considered to be seniors at 7 years of age? With our pets now living longer than ever before, our seniors are facing a number of age related diseases.
Many diseases that occur in geriatric animals are insidious, meaning they often show no clinical signs detectable by your vet. These can include early kidney disease, liver disease, cancers and hormonal conditions like diabetes. However these diseases may be detected with blood and urine testing. With a thorough examination, we can also discover less serious conditions such as dental disease, skin problems, ear and eye problems, arthritis and minor infections.
We offer Geriatric Health Profiles for pets over 7 years of age - to find out more click here.

What our clients are saying...

We cannot thank you enough for your compassion last month when we had to make the awful decision to put our 10 year old fur child Darcy down. Today, a handwritten card with paw prints arrived in the mail and took our breathe away. We have been grateful for the care Darcy received and when we are ready to get another dog, Uni Ave will be our vet.
— Emma Lipman-Murphy
Amazing vets ;) took amazing care of both my darling dog chopper when he decided to play with a cane toad but were wonderful with me, keeping me calm and letting me help with Chopper's care. Thank you so much for saving my little man :)
— Amanda Lane
Forever thankful for saving my dogs life. You did an amazing job. So personal and professional.
— Melanie Irwin Cobbin
Quick and reliable diagnosis and friendly customer service. Thank you.
— Robert Busby
In late December we had the awful task of saying goodbye to our 12yo Rottweiler, Hamish. The care and attention we and Hamish received was above and beyond kindness. The paw prints are framed and hold pride of place on our wall. Thank you so very very much to the brilliant team and lovely compassionate vet. We think of Hamish often but your words of comfort helped us through. 10/10 for service, cost and compassion
— Sue Jamieson and family






We offer a full range of professional veterinary services, including routine preventative health care such as vaccination programs, desexing, microchipping and dentistry, diagnostic testing, medical treatment options, surgical procedures and much more.


Our practice stocks a variety of products and specialty pet foods for your furry best friend, including the Royal Canin Veterinary range, Hills Prescription diets, Vet's All Natural Complete food and more.


Our commitment to providing excellent veterinary service extends to after-hours emergency services shared with three other Darwin veterinary practices, with a dedicated phone line for after-hours emergency calls.


There are many reasons why we pride ourselves on being one of the leading veterinary hospitals in the Northern Territory. Offering Quality, Service and the very best of Care is our aim at University Avenue Veterinary Hospital.