Recommended links

After hours Emergency centres

Vetwest Animal Hospitals have extended opening hours on Weekdays and Weekends. For more information about what to do if you have a medical emergency select this link

Pet Vet Emergency (PVE). Unit 3, 162 Wanneroo Road, Yokine. Phone 1300 040 400.

Murdoch Pet Emergency Centre. Murdoch Drive, Murdoch. Phone 1300 652 494.

Western Australian Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (WAVES). 640 Beeliar Drive, Success. Phone 9412 5700.

Councils/Local authority animal management information

City of Joondalup -

City of Stirling -

City of Wanneroo -

City of Canning -

City of Gosnells -

Finding a new pet

Pet Rescue. A rescue site for pet owners looking to adopt a pet, supported by many of Australia's welfare groups.

Adopt a Pet. A national website that lets you view some of the animals waiting adoption at RSPCA locations across Australia.

Good Owner SA. Helps you choose the breed of dog or cat for your lifestyle, as well as provide information for training and caring for your pets. (08 8124 4962)

Keeping Reptiles as Pets. Visit this page to find information information on choosing a pet, licenses, recommended reading, housing and more in Western Australia.

Grief/ Pet loss/ Keepsakes

Our Wonderful Pets. A site where you can honour and pay tributes to your beloved pets, and also provides information on how to deal with pet loss.

Rock-A-Bye Baby Castings. This company not only makes 3D real life casts of children's hands and feet, they also make casts for pets. See their work on Facebook at Phone 0400 919 360 or email

Local Associations

Dogs West. Promotes responsible dog ownership, runs training programs and organises dog related activities such as obedience, agility, dog shows, dances with dogs, tracking, endurance and more.

Pet Grooming

Currently available at Vetwest Whitfords. Catering for all breeds of dogs large and small. Services range from a simple bath & towel dry to a full groom including scissoring.
For appointments or enquiries please contact Judith Barnitt on 0439 439004


Dr Colin Sherry - Veterinary Ophthalmology

Dr. Colin Sherry (BSc, BVMS, CertVOphthal.) has been qualified in Veterinary Ophthalmology since 1989 (completing his qualifications at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons U.K.) and is available at Vetwest Whitfords and Cockburb for all ophthalmology referrals. Please contact us for appointment availabilities.

Snake Removal

Snake handlers. Independent volunteers performing a safety-related service for the public and a welfare-related service for native fauna. Contact a Vetwest hospital for more information.

DEC - Snake Removal Service. If you find a snake in a garden or a house, contact the Department via the Wildcare Helpline and they will refer you to a volunteer reptile remover. Phone (08) 9474 9055

Therapy Dog organisations

Animal Companions Inc. An organisation run by a team of dedicated volunteers who provide therapautic visits with their accredited dogs to people in nursing homes, hospitals, treatment centres, psychiatric units and special needs facilities.

Training aids

Gentle Leader Headcollar. Head halter products.

Halti Headcollar. Head halter products.

Travelling with your pet

Stayz. Find a pet friendly accommodation in Australia.

Pets Welcome. This site provides an array of information on travelling and moving with your pet.

Useful pet sites

RSPCA WA Inc. A not-for-profit organisation non-government community based charity which mission is to prevent animal cruelty in WA by actively promoting their care and protection. They also provide Puppy and Dog training courses. Phone (08) 9202 9300 or to report cruelty 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589)

Good Owner SA. Helps you choose the breed of dog or cat for your lifestyle, as well as provide information for training and caring for your pets. Phone (08) 8124 4962

Good Dog SA. A useful site full of information and tips to encourage responsible dog ownership. There's even a quiz to help you find the right dog breed suitable for your lifestyle. Phone (08) 8124 4962

The University of Sydney LIDA. Most breeds have their characteristic list of inherited defects. Visit this University of Sydney site to find out more about breed inherited disorders.

The Canine Inherited Disorders Database aims to help reduce the incidence of inherited disorders in dogs. Visit this site to find out more about inherited disorders and how to avoid and manage them.

Veterinary Partner. A detailed online resource for animal health information. This site is useful if you wish to find out more about a specific health condition, or are interested in pet health care and well being. (Whilst this site is useful, we ask you to consult us before you make any changes to your pets healthcare regime.)

Bunny Business. For extensive rabbit information including caring for, feeding, breeding, behavior and housing for rabbits.

Doors 4 Pawz - Safe and Quality Pet Doors in Perth offering you friendly service that is reliable and trustworthy, the team at Doors 4 Paws specialise in the supply and installation of cat and dog doors into glass, timber and security screens. Contact them today for a free quote

Pet Travel Guide. This site provides a guide to various holiday destinations throughout Australia which are dog friendly.

Read an article on choosing the right pet door here

Veterinary industry, associations, careers sites

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) promotes, supports and represents the veterinary profession by providing quality services to the members and the community.

The Centre for Companion Animals in the Community has been established by the Australian Veterinary Association as a centre of expertise on companion animal ownership and management. Topics cover the full range of animal management including animal behaviour, urban planning, legislation and policy, public open space, human health and sustainability.

Wildlife Care

WildCare helpline. If you find an injured animal, call WildCare on (08) 9474 9055 - available 24 hours 7 days.

Native Animal Rescue - Birds. For information on what to do if you find an injured bird.

Native Animal Rescue - Kangaroo Joeys. For information on what to do if you find a kangaroo joey.

Native Animal Rescue - Small Marsupials. For information on what to do if you find a possum or quenda (bandicoot).  

WA Conservation of Raptors. Volunteer wildlife carers specialising in Raptors (birds of prey) such as eagles, hawks, kites, falcons and owls.

Moving house locally or interstate?

Here are some Veterinary Hospitals we are happy to recommend.

In South Australia

Visit the AdelaideVet Animal Hospitals webpage for more details on the following hospitals

AdelaideVet Trinity Gardens
301 Magill Road, Trinity Gardens (08) 8169 9777
AdelaideVet Prospect 
318 Prospect Road, Prospect (08) 8169 9733
AdelaideVet  Goodwood Road 
446 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park (08) 8169 9755
AdelaideVet Stirling
77 Mt Barker Road, Stirling (08) 8169 9766

In Western Australia - Perth

Visit the Vetwest Animal Hospitals webpage for more details on the following hospitals

Vetwest Armadale-Byford
370 South Western Highway, Wungong (08) 9404 1170
Vetwest Ballajura
110 Illawarra Drive, Ballajura (08) 9404 1150
Vetwest Bibra Lake
19 Port Kembla Drive, Bibra Lake (08) 9404 1188
Vetwest Canning Vale
Cnr of Ranford and Nicholson Roads, Canning Vale (08) 9404 1162
Vetwest Carine
Carine Glades Professional Centre, 12 Davallia Rd, Duncraig (08) 9404 1127
Vetwest Clarkson
3/70 Pensacola Terrace, Clarkson (08) 9404 1151 
Vetwest Cockburn 
1/816 Beelier Drive, Success (08) 9404 1199
Vetwest Currambine
7/4 Hobsons Gate, Currambine (08) 9404 1149
Vetwest Ellenbrook
11 Main Street, Ellenbrook (08) 9404 1180
Vetwest Mandurah
1/327 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah (08) 9404 1190
Vetwest Midland 
231 Morrison Road, Midvale (08) 9404 1160
Vetwest South Perth
199 Canning Hwy, South Perth (08) 9404 1140
Vetwest Rockingham
3/9 Enterprise Way, Rockingham (08) 9404 1145
Vetwest Wanneroo
Cnr of San Rosa and Wanneroo Roads, Wanneroo (08) 9404 1173
Vetwest Whitfords
Unit 6, 37 Endeavour Road, Hillarys (08) 9404 1138
Vetwest Yokine
3/162 Wanneroo Road (cnr Royal Street), Yokine (08) 9404 1100


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