Larkhill Small Animal Veterinary Hospital is an established vet clinic staffed by experienced vets servicing the Safety Bay region. We see all kinds of cats, dogs and even rabbits, rats and reptiles! We have veterinarians on staff with years of experience in cats, dogs, birds, rabbits and all types of exotic pets.
So if it's merely a check up, vaccinations, desexing or more serious surgery in Safety Bay , the friendly staff at Larkhill Small Animal Hospital are there to help.
We are your friendly local vets.
Vaccinations are an important part of any good pet health plan. Whether it's an initial puppy course of vaccinations, or ongoing yearly health checks and vaccinations as needed, the friendly team at Larkhill Small Animal Hospital are there to help with all your pets vaccination needs.
We always utilize to most up to date vaccination protocols, be it for puppy vaccinations, kitten vaccinations, adult cat and dog vaccines and also rabbit vaccinations.
Young unvaccinated puppies should receive a 3-injection course of vaccines.
Our protocol for young puppies start with a C3 vaccine (Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus) at 6-8 weeks of age.
This is followed by a C5 vaccine (C3 + bordetella/parainfluenza) at 12 weeks of age and a final C4 vaccination (C3 + bordetella) at 16 weeks of age.
Like puppies, young kittens need an initial course of vaccinations to attain a protective level of immunity against certain contagious diseases.
They should get a F3 vaccine (Feline herpesvirus, calicivirus and panleukopaenia) at 6-8 weeks of age.
This is followed up by a F5 vaccination (F3 + Feline leukaemia + chlamydia) at 12 weeks of age, and a final F5 vaccination at 16 weeks of age.
Following your puppy or kittens 16 week vaccinations, we recommend a follow-up yearly booster vaccination at their first annual health check, usually a C5 vaccination for the dogs and an F5 vaccine for cats.
In the years following this, we now have 3 yearly C3 vaccines available for dogs, and if needed, will continue the Canine cough vaccinations (Bordetella and parainfluenza) yearly.
With the adult cats, we recommend, initially yearly booster vaccinations of F5 vaccine, however this will generally be dependant on your cats lifestyle and environment they are kept in. Your friendly local vets at Larkhill will always make sure, in consultation with you the owners, that the best protocol is selected.
Heartworm is another disease that should be included in all prevention plans for dogs. It is an endemic disease present in Western Australia, which is transferred between dogs by mosquitoes. It can occur in cats, however at a much lower rate than with dogs.
It is easily prevented either via yearly prohart injections, or via monthly tablets or spot ons, that are all available at Larkhill Small Animal Hospital to protect the pets of Safety Bay .
Please contact your friendly local vets at Larkhill for any information on heartworm and heartworm prevention in dogs.
Being a modern veterinary hospital Larkhill vets are able to offer safe and affordable desexing services for all the dogs and cats of Safety Bay .
If you are not planning to breed from your pets, we recommend that both cats and dogs are sterilized before their first 'season', generally around 6 months of age.
All our desexing surgeries are done as same day procedures, so your pets are able to go home the same day.
So for any information on desexings or to book your pets in for surgery, please contact our friendly staff at Larkhill Small Animal Hospital, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Larkhill Small Animal Hospital as your local vet, are able to offer expert veterinary services in all aspects of rabbit, bird and exotic medicine. This includes consults, vaccinations, anaesthesia, sterilizations , dentals and helpful husbandary advise. We have vets on staff with many years experience in treating and caring for exotic pets.
Your local vets at Larkhill Small Animal Hospital are able to offer very high standard dental treatments for all the dogs, cats and rabbits of Safety Bay . We utilize state of the art anaesthesia, pain relief and dental radiology to assess all your pets dental health, and will formulate a dental health plan best suited to your pets and yourself. We have vets on staff, highly experienced in rabbit dentistry and have all the specialist equipment to make your pets dental visit as enjoyable as possible.
Lost pets are never happy pets, and owners of lost pets are never happy owners!
Microchipping your cats and dogs (and even rabbits and birds!), is the cheapest and safest way to guarantee that if they are every lost, they will find their way home as quickly as possible from the wilds of Safety Bay !
Microchipping consists of a simple one off needle. Those microchips details are then stored on a central database, so when scanned the details of ownership and home address is instantly available.
Please contact our friendly staff, at your local vets, Larkhill Small Animal Hospital, for any further information on microchipping your pets.