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Veterinary Services for Millswood , South Australia, SA

Small Animal Veterinarian servicing Millswood and surrounding suburbs. We offer a huge range of services to the pets of Millswood .

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Vaccination, Desexing, Microchipping and Veterinary Hospital Services for Millswood , South Australia, SA

Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People is a well established small Animal Veterinary Surgery. Our vet clinic, staffed by experienced vets and veterinary nurses, have been proud to be servicing the Millswood region for many years. If you have a cat, dog, rabbit, rat, guinea pig or reptiles in Millswood we would love to look after you. We have veterinarians on staff with years of experience in cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and all types of exotic pets. We love watching your puppies and kittens grow into adult dogs and cats. Our veterinary staff love watching the bond shared between our clients and their pets in the Millswood area.

If it's merely a health examination check up, vaccinations, desexing or a more extensive surgery in Millswood ; the friendly vet team at Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People are here to help. Our surgical veterinarians and veterinary nurses have years of experience and dedication. Your pets' surgery is safe with us. We will be sure to give your pet lots of love while there are in our care.

We are your friendly local Millswood vets.

Vaccinations in Millswood

Vaccinations are an important part of any good pet health plan. Vaccination protects your beloved dog, rabbit and cat against life threatening diseases. At the Black Forest Veterinary Surgery- Pets and their People we provide C5 vaccinations for dogs in Millswood using a combination of annual and triennial vaccines. For the cats in Millswood we provide annual F3 vaccinations and also vaccinate against Feline aids. We provide a calicivirus vaccination for our rabbit patients. Give one of our dedicated veterinary nurses near Millswood a call to find out more about our vaccinations.

Whether it's an initial puppy course of vaccinations, or ongoing yearly health checks and vaccinations as needed, the friendly team at Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People are there to help with all your pets vaccination needs.

We always utilize the most up to date vaccination protocols for puppy vaccinations, kitten vaccinations, adult cat and dog vaccines and also rabbit vaccinations within the Millswood area.

We cannot wait to meet you and your pets. Give us a call and make an appointment with one of our experienced and friendly vets. We are very excited to build a relationship with you and your pet.

Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations in Millswood

Puppy vaccinations

Young Puppies should receive a 3-injection course of vaccines.

Most puppies should have already had their first vaccination at 6-8 weeks of age. If you have a new young puppy in the Millswood area it is important that you check with the breeder if it has had its first puppy vaccination. If in doubt, please don't risk the life of your puppy. Make an appointment immediately to see one of the vets at the Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People. Get your puppy vaccinations up to date now!

We are able to provide fast, long lasting vaccination protection for your puppy from 10 weeks of age. A booster at 16 weeks of age is highly recommended to ensure maximum protection for your new puppy. We are very excited to meet your puppy! Puppyhood is such a special time to be enjoyed by you and your family; it is also a very important phase in the puppy's life. Puppy pre-school is essential to raise a well behaved and well socialised puppy. We have a dedicated veterinary puppy pre-school teacher who will socialize your puppy in a fun and safe environment. Give the Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People a call, we will help you and your puppy and answer any questions you have. We are excited to support the bond you and your puppy have and look forward to building a relationship with you and your new puppy. A strong relationship between you and the veterinary surgery and veterinary staff is very important. It will help make your puppy feel more comfortable if they ever need to stay at the veterinary surgery without you. It also makes you feel more comfortable knowing your puppy is happy getting cuddles from familiar faces. Come visit our surgery if you're ever in the Millswood area!

Kitten vaccination

Like puppies, young kittens need an initial course of vaccinations to attain a protective level of immunity against certain contagious diseases.

All kittens should get a F3 vaccine (Feline herpesvirus, calicivirus and panleukopaenia) as soon as possible after 6 weeks of age. If you have a new young kitten in the Millswood area it is important that you check with the breeder if it has had its vaccinations. If in doubt, please don't risk the life of your kitten; make an appointment immediately to see one of the vets at the Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People. Get your kitten vaccinations up to date now!

Once a kitten is 8 weeks old, it can have its primary F3 vaccination and if it is going to have outside access, our vets recommend a vaccination against FIV ( feline Aids) in the Millswood area.

Kitten Kindy is important in helping your kitten feel comfortable if they ever need to stay at our surgery. It helps build a relationship between the veterinary staff and your kitten and will help socialize your kitten. Your cute little kitten will get to meet other kittens in a controlled and safe environment. If you're ever in the Millswood area, come in and visit us! We can answer all your questions and book your kitten in for kitten kindy.

Our veterinary team are very passionate about helping you raise your little kitten into a healthy adult cat. We are very excited to meet you and your new kitten at the Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People.

Rabbit vaccination

The friendly vets at the Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People want to help keep your rabbit happy and healthy. We vaccinate rabbits against calicivirus (RCV, Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease, RHD) every 6 months and kits (baby rabbits) at 4, 8 and 12 weeks of age. Unfortunately there is no vaccination for myxomatosis (myxo) in Australia.

If you're in the Millswood area, give us a call! We would love to meet your rabbit and give them a potentially life saving vaccination against calicivirus (RCV, Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease, RHD) . Rabbits are routinely presented to our veterinary surgery and our veterinary staff at the Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People are very confident in rabbit healthcare.

Booster Vaccinations in Millswood

Yearly vaccinations versus 3 yearly vaccinations

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 F3 + FIV vaccine for cats.

In the years following this, we now have 3 yearly C3 vaccines available for dogs and will continue the canine cough vaccinations (Bordetella and parainfluenza) yearly. There are a variety of different vaccines and vaccination protocols available. Our vets and vet nurses will be happy to explain to you why we believe the vaccination protocol we use is the best for you and your cat or dog in Millswood .

With the adult cats our vets recommend yearly booster vaccinations of F3 +/- FIV vaccine. Your friendly local vets at Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People will always make sure the best protocol is selected to suit you and your pet.

We recommend 6 monthly vaccinations for our rabbit patients to protect them against calicivirus strains (RCV, Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease, RHD) .

We know being a pet owner is a big responsibility. We have made it easier for you and your cat, dog or rabbit by sending vaccination reminders. We send SMS vaccination reminders, Email vaccination reminders and Mail vaccination reminders. We care about you and your pet. We value the special bond you share with your dog, cat or rabbit. Our veterinary staff is here to look after the pet owners of Millswood .

Heartworm in dogs in Millswood

Heartworm is another disease that should be included in all prevention plans for dogs. It is an disease present in Australia, which is transferred between dogs by mosquitoes. It can occur in cats, however at a much lower rate than with dogs. You can catch heartworm in Millswood so it is very important to take steps to keep your pet healthy and prevent heartworm disease.

It is easily prevented either via yearly proheart injections, or via monthly tablets or spot ons, that are all available at Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People to protect the pets of Millswood .

Please contact your friendly local vets at Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People for any information on heartworm and heartworm prevention in dogs.

We want to help you understand how your dog or cat could get heartworm and how to best prevent heartworm in the Millswood area. Our dedicated and knowledgeable veterinary team are here to help you and your dog or cat.

Desexing and Sterilizations in Millswood

As of July 2018 the Dog and Cat Management Board will implement the changes in the Dog and Cat Management Act that require compulsory desexing of dogs and cats.

The Dog and Cat Management Act does allow for some exemptions from mandatory desexing in some circumstances. Please let us help you comply with the new compulsory desexing legislation.

Being a modern veterinary surgery, Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People vets can admit your pet to hospital and are able to offer safe and affordable desexing services of the highest standards for all the dogs and cats of Millswood .

If you are not planning to breed from your pets in Millswood ; we recommend that both cats and dogs are sterilized (desexed / castrated / speyed / spayed / neutered,) generally around 6 months of age. For females this means desexing before their first "season".

All our desexing surgeries are done to animal hospital standards as same day procedures, so your pets are able to go home the same day. Because we believe in the importance of desexing, we offer a discount desexing when compared to the cost of other procedures.

So for any information on desexings or to book your pets in for surgery, please contact our friendly veterinary staff at Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We want your dog or cat to live a long and healthy life in Millswood . Our surgical team are here to help you and your pets.

Rabbit and exotic pets in Millswood

Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People 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 husbandry advice. We have vets on staff with many years’ experience in treating and caring for exotic pets.

Dentals for cats and dogs in Millswood

Your local vets at Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People are able to offer very high standard dental treatments for all the dogs, cats and rabbits of Millswood . 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 your budget and lifestyle. We have vets on staff experienced in rabbit dentistry and have all the specialist equipment to make your pet's dental visit as enjoyable as possible. We conduct dental x-rays, dental examinations, teeth removal and dental scale and polish's very routinely at the Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People. Our veterinary nurses are trained in dental health care and can help prevent dental decay in your pet's teeth. We can show you the many ways there are to prevent dental disease in your pet. Our veterinarians are dedicated and trained in treating any dental concerns your pet may be presented to us with. Our pet's teeth need cleaning too!

Microchipping in Millswood

As of July 2018 the Dog and Cat Management Board will implement the changes in the Dog and Cat Management Act that require compulsory microchipping of dogs and cats.

The Dog and Cat Management Act does allow for some exemptions from mandatory microchipping in some circumstances. Please let us help you comply with the new compulsory microchipping legislation.

Lost pets are never happy pets, and owners of lost pets are never happy owners! We would love to never again have the heartbreak of a lost pet in Millswood .

Microchipping your cats and dogs (and even rabbits and birds!) is the cheapest and safest way to ensure that if they are ever lost, they will find their way home. We have has a number of occasions where our vet nurse is calling an owner based on the microchip before the owner even knew their dog was missing.

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 vet reception staff, at your local vets, Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People, for any further information on microchipping your pets.

Don't worry; the procedure of Microchipping your pet is routine and usually almost painless. We are able to do this in a consultation with one of our dedicated veterinarians. Microchipping is the best way of identification for your pet. We have microchiped many of the dogs, cats and even rabbits and birds in the Millswood area.

Veterinary hospital Services in Millswood

Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People is extremely well equipped. We hope it never happens but if your dog or cat becomes sick or is in an accident in Millswood we are able to admit your pet to our hospital ward. We can provide emergency care and ongoing hospital care, with many of the same standards and equipment as an accredited animal hospital. Our veterinary team are very dedicated and treat each admitted pet as if it were their own. We are the veterinary surgery you can trust in the Millswood area.

Emergency Vet, After Hours Vet, Sunday Vet for Millswood

Black Forest Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People is a late night vet. Staying open late Monday to Friday (9pm on Tuesdays) to provide after hours veterinary care. We open Saturdays 9am-1pm. Our Fulham Gardens Veterinary Surgery - Pets and their People is a late night vet providing 7days and after hours veterinary emergency care until 9pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday vet services.

Contact Us

Millswood Gardens Vet Surgery

441 Tapleys Hill Road, (Cnr Moore Rd)
Millswood Gardens, SA, 5024

Phone: (08) 8355 5475

Mon-Fri: 8am-9pm
Sat: 8am-5pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Unley Vet Surgery

36 Unley Road
Unley, SA, 5061

Phone: (08) 8272 3400

Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm
Sat: 8am-9pm
Sun: 8am-1pm

Black Forest Vet Surgery

647 South Road
Black Forest, SA, 5035

Phone: (08) 8351 6066

Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm
Sat: 8am-9pm
Sun: 8am-1pm

All Surgeries are closed on public holidays.

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