We are always here for your pets...
At Roleystone Animal Hospital we pride ourselves on providing quality, compassionate and affordable health care for all your pets. Our team have experience not only with dogs and cats, but also with ferrets, rabbits, rodents, birds, and wildlife! We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations.
We are fully equipped with large, comfortable examination rooms, diagnostic machines and pharmaceutical stores, so we can provide on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health, medical and surgical needs. You can even have a virtual visit with us here before you come down in person!
At Roleystone Animal Hospital, you’ll be fully supported with sound advice. We know that helping our clients starts with providing a good understanding of health care issues and treatment options. With good advice and professional recommendations, you’ll be well equipped to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet.
Roleystone Animal Hospital is located in Kelmscott and proudly offers our veterinary services not only to the Roleystone area, but also to Armadale, Bedfordale, Brookdale, Byford, Camillo, Champion Lakes, Forrestdale, Gosnells, Karagullen, Kelmscott, Kenwick, Martin, Mount Nasura, Mount Richon, Seville Grove, Southern River, Thornlie, and surrounding areas.
We look forward to seeing both you and your pet!
Latest News Snippets... (all newsworthy items can be found here!)
23 March 2022 - Introducing our newest Vet: Dr Jasmine Barisich
Jasmine was born in England and moved to Australia with her family when she was 5 years old. From a young age she has always wanted to be a veterinarian; having a fascination for all animals and developing a strong interest in the sciences through school. Jasmine recently graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Distinction). She has experience working with small animals, exotic pets and wildlife. Her areas of interest include exotic animal medicine and internal medicine of companion animals, and she hopes to specialise in one of these areas.
Jasmine loves to travel, and is also a massive food lover; so on weekends you will find her out and about trying new restaurants and cafes. She is very excited to be working with our team, and looks forward to meeting you and your pet! Please join us in making her feel very welcome :)
22 February 2022 - Introducing our new team member: Kat
Kat was born and raised in Germany and completed a Bachelor in Journalism before she first travelled to Australia in 2014. She explored Australia as a backpacker, travelled and lived in south-east Asia where she also volunteered at an animal sanctuary in northern Thailand. There, she had her first experiences caring for sick and injured dogs and cats and found the courage to pursue a career in veterinary nursing back in Australia; graduating from TAFE in 2020 as International Student of the Year. Kat has a great interest in native wildlife, and was lucky enough to complete a certificate in captive animals at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital in 2019. Her favourite animal (besides cats) is the Echidna. Currently she is studying a diploma in Leadership and Management. In her spare time Kat loves to go op-shopping, spending time in nature and with her cats Keeley and Willow, and foster animals. Please join us in making her feel welcome!
27 July 2021 - Flexing our educational muscles!
As many of you know, Dr Yoko and nurse Rebecca also run Veterinary Rehabilitation Services out of our hospital. Some of you have seen their passion for rehab personally with your own animals. Not only have they been busy vet rehabbers at work, but also they have also been very busy outside of work!
Nurse Rebecca recently gave a talk sharing her tips on neurological rehabilitation as part of the 27th Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) annual conference! Well done Rebecca.
Continuing on in our theme of veterinary rehabilitation at conferences lately, our very own Dr Yoko gave the Science Week Convenor and President’s address to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) Science Week inaugural Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation chapter conference stream! The day’s lectures covered a wide range of topics in canine and equine veterinary rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Congratulations Dr Yoko!
01 May 2021 - In light of the recent COVID-19 related changes for the Perth and Peel region, we have updated our hospital protocols. Clients are now requested to come in with their face masks on. Card payment is still preferred, where possible. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these matters. Stay safe x
22 January 2021 - New Staff Member!
Reece is a 4th year Murdoch University vet student who has joined the team after doing work experience with us, helping out on Saturdays!
Reece grew up in Newcastle, NSW, with early onset enthusiasm for everything animal. Growing up with a native animal rehabilitator he was constantly surrounded by fur, feathers and scales, which encouraged his interest in fauna. He completed by Bachelor of Zoology at the University of New England in 2015 and then a Certificate III in captive animals soon after. After volunteering and working at zoos in NSW he realised his desire was to work with animals in a way that promotes positive interactions between animals and humans. After much consideration, he concluded that he was extremely motivated to become a veterinarian. Welcome to the team Reece!
13 October 2020
We wish to congratulate Dr Yoko on officially getting the newest chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) established in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. The ANZCVS is the body that oversees and examines veterinarians wishing to advance their skill and knowledge in a specific field of veterinary science, offering both Membership and Fellowship examinations. "Members" of the college have undertaken at least 400 hours of self-directed study, and have sat difficult exams with at least a 70% mark required to pass the examinations. "Fellows" have studied for longer, undertaken residencies, more exams and once they pass, are eligible to register as specialists in their field.
This new chapter means that Australian veterinarians can now start down the path of becoming specialists in the field of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, like their American and European counterparts. Dr Yoko will now start studying for the inaugural membership exams to be held in 2022 - we wish her all the best in advancing her knowledge even further!
31 August 2020 - New Team Member:
This month we would like to welcome Mickey Nielsen to the Roleystone Animal Hospital team. Mickey is a Registered Veterinary Nurse that started her career in general practice. She then furthered her own education and gained her Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care where she has spent the majority of her nursing career. Most recently Mickey caught the travel bug and has spent the last two years working and living in Europe and Canada. Like many of you, COVID-19 brought Mickey’s travelling time to an end, but lucky for us she has decided to join the RAH team and we wish her a very big welcome!
January 2020 - We are really excited to announce that we have extended our weekday consulting hours so that there are now consult times available all day. Previously, we undertook our surgical procedures during the middle of the day and limited our consulting hours to 8.30-11.00 am, and 3.00-5.45 pm. Now, you can see one of our vets even during the middle of the day as consults are available between 11am - 3pm. The reason we can now offer these extended hours is because we have hired a new vet to join our team!
You may remember Mhairi (pronounced "Vari"), from when she worked for us on weekends as a vet student, a few years ago. She graduated from Murdoch University, and has had experience not only working with small animals, but also with pocket pets and birds. She loves all things furred, feathered, fluffy and scaled, and has collected a cat (Taco), some rabbits (Gypsy & Stu-Wart) and an Indian Ringneck Parrot (Nebula) since becoming a vet. Mhairi has a fantastic sense of humour and loves to learn so we are sure she will fit right in with the rest of our team.
With Mhairi joining the team, we have also been able to increase our Saturday appointment slots as well. We hope you can take advantage of our increased consulting ability and that you will join us in welcoming Dr Mhairi!
April 2019 - Congratulations to our nurses Bec, Rebecca and Renee on achieving Australian Veterinary Nurse National Accreditation status, and being within the first 60 nurses across the country to achieve this goal! This year is the inaugural year for this qualification, a feat which requires at least 20 to 30 hours of continuing education on an annual basis as well as a written commitment and plan for ongoing personal development as a veterinary nurse. Adrian has started off his year of training by attending the national Australian Veterinary Nurse Conference in Brisbane earlier this month. He has come back full of enthusiasm for sharing his new knowledge with the rest of our team and patients.
We are exceptionally proud of all of our nurses, not only for all their hard work at our hospital, but also their dedication to ensuring that they have the latest knowledge and skills available to them!
February 2019 - As our team have become more involved in rehabilitation therapies, we have found that some pets need a bit more support to be independent. This is why we have become a Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair Dealer. We now carry rear wheelchairs and kits to convert them into quad wheels for sale or hire.
Dr Yoko, Rebecca and Renee are certified to fit the chairs and our rehab team can develop individually tailored rehabilitation plans for these patients; providing more options to improve the mobility and quality of life to pets in Perth and WA. As our models can attest, they are comfortable to wear and easy to move around in. You can watch Roxy move around here.
January 2019 - Representing over 180 hours of continuing education and study over 2 years, we are pleased to announce our nurse Rebecca has become an internationally recognised Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse!
She is the first nurse in WA with this qualification, and with Dr Yoko, we are now the first vet hospital in WA with a certified vet and nurse. In addition, Rebecca has also just completed her certification to be a canine wheelchair fitter with Walkin' Wheels! Well done Rebecca, your continued dedication and hard work to expand the services we can offer to our rehabilitation patients is outstanding!
October 2018 - Continuing on with the momentum from last month, our team have been even more busy on the learning front! We are extremely proud to announce that with Dr Tiffany completing her Low Stress Handling certification, Roleystone Animal Hospital is now a Low Stress Handling Certified Veterinary Hospital!
All of the staff at Roleystone Animal Hospital love animals and are dedicated to providing the best care possible to your furbabies. However we understand that for some pets, coming to the vet can be a stressful, or even scary experience. This is why we are committed to ensuring your pet has a positive, low stress experience when they come in to see us - we love seeing them and we want them to feel the same!
For this reason, our staff have undergone Certification in Low Stress Handling, so that we can foster and maintain a calm and trusting relationship with your pets. This Certification represents at least 20 hours of further study for each person who is certified and is comprehensive in teaching the latest in animal behaviour and body language. This ensures that we are well equipped to understand their "words", and has given us all many techniques and tips on how to handle pets in a positive and relaxing way.
July 2017 - More congratulations are in order! This month we are really excited to announce that Dr Yoko has just become certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. This qualification provides you with the assurance that your pet's osteoarthritis, post operative rehabilitation, lameness or neurologic disease has not only veterinary basis, but also a physiotherapy basis for treatment. Dr Yoko can design a wide range of therapeutic programs to improve your pet's comfort, mobility and function with both in clinic and at home treatments and exercises, that are both fun and functional.
February 2017 - It's here... Our official hospital tour video. You can check it out here, and as always, we are mor ethan happy to show you around in person too!