10 Jan 2024

When is it time to go to the vet?

From Summer Times, 9:30 am on 10 January 2024

Now, for a lot of pet owners, animals are a part of the family. 

So, when something seems a bit off with them, naturally we worry. But it turns out our caring natures may be putting unnecessary strain on our emergency vets. 

Sally Cory is an emergency vet and the head of veterinary services at New Zealand Veterinary Association.

An SPCA vet holding a kitten, gently.

Aoife Cannon holds a kitten as it gets a brief examination. Photo: RNZ/Katie Fitzgerald