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!)
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.
June 2018 -
During the month of July, in celebration of our 5th Birthday, we are donating $5 from every anaesthetic in July divided equally to Darling Range Wildlife Shelter and the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation.
April 2018 - We've gone digital!! This is exciting because it means that when we take an xray, we can see the image within 5 seconds of the xrays hitting the xray plate. Previously we had to take the plate, remove the film, put it into the processor and wait several minutes (which seemed like hours) before deciding if the film was of adequate quality or not.
The new system has reduced the amount of time it takes us to xray any patient, thereby reducing anaesthetic time. In addition, the detail we get on our images, is much finer than film - so we can see teeny tiny changes in bone that we couldn't see as well before, especially since we can adjust the contrast by hand (instead of by retaking the xray). It's a win for us and our patients!
January 2018 - To start the year off we are really excited to welcome our newest staff member: Dr Toni Cockburn! She is a great fit for our team - not only does she bring her laughter and easy going nature, but also enjoys continually updating her skills and knowledge.
Dr Toni is one of Perth’s leading bird experts, with many years of experience, and is one of the few vets in Western Australia to have been granted membership from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Medicine in Avian Health. In addition to this, she has vast experience with wildlife and exotic pets, as well as small animal medicine and surgery. She looks forward to meeting you and your pet when you are next in! If you would like to read more about Dr Toni, please visit our "Meet Our Team" page.
In other exciting additions - we are also excited to share Perth Veterinary Acupuncture's services with our clients. Dr Karin Nygren is a veterinarian who is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and has over 13 years of experience incorporating the benefits of acupuncture into her clinical work, with great results! She offers a mobile service, and has started working with Dr Yoko's rehab patients from our facility.
Dr Karin's acupuncture treatments can assist animals not only with acute and chronic pain, stress and inappetence, but also other medical conditions. If you would like to book your pet in for an acupuncture appointment please don't hesitate to contact us for more information or to organise a referral.
November 2017 - We would like to thank everyone who supported our Fundraising Day on Sunday 5 November, featuring Pet Photos with Santa, Ranger Red Wildlife Display, free soft serve ice-cream, a sausage sizzle and a large raffle with 3 fantastic prizes.
The day was a great success, and you helped us raise $720 for both the Animal Protection Society and the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation. Dr Tiff and Dr Yoko would really like to acknowledge the huge effort all of our staff and their families made towards the success of the day, not only in organising the event, but also in donating their time on the day to these fantastic charities. We could not have done it without you Bec, Rebecca, Adrian, Eva, Jill and Renee as well as the extended Roleystone Animal Hospital Family: Peta, Chris, Sue, Jase, Jason & Michelle.
September 2017 - Over the past four years, you may have noticed the increasing number of veterinary students spending their holidays doing work experience in our hospital. We are really excited to say that our team's commitment to sharing our knowledge with veterinary students has recently been recognised by Murdoch University's College of Veterinary Medicine. As such, we have been invited to become officially recognised as a Partner In Veterinary Education due to the standards of practice we uphold, the number of vet students we host and the "overwhelmingly positive student ratings" we have received. We are truly honoured to have received this recognition, and look forward to continuing to provide such experiences for others.
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.
If you would like your pet to have a rehabilitation assessment with Dr Yoko please don't hesitate to contact us to book it in for you. The initial consultation takes about 1.5 to 2 hours, so we prefer for your pet to be left with us for the day, so we can break up the assessment to make it more fun for your pet. At the end of the assessment, Dr Yoko provides you with a written assessment and treatment plan, and there are always alternatives available to make your pet's rehabilitation suit your schedule and lifestyle.
February 2017 It's here... Our official hospital tour video. You can check it out here, and as always, we are more than happy to show you around in person too!