Expert medical services for pets in Western Australia
A Country Practice is a mixed veterinary practice that offers a wide range of pet medical services in WA to small and large animals. In addition to general check-ups and annual pet vaccinations, we provide crucial specialist services, including heartworm prevention and treatment. We also provide essential non-medical services, such as pet microchipping too.
Dr Virginia Pullman oversees the pet (small animals) services at A Country Practice. With more than 30 years’ experience as a veterinarian, Dr Pullman and her team make sure that your pet gets the up-to-date care needed to prevent, treat, and manage a variety of medical conditions, from simple routine vet consultations to far more complex procedures, such as digital radiography.
Contact us today for expert pet medical services in WA, or advice on annual pet vaccinations schedules. You can find A Country Practice at two locations in Western Australia: Northam and Moora. Call us to make an appointment at either location. Consultations are by appointment only, so book your consultation now – only emergencies will be seen without an appointment. Our pet medical services are available six days a week in Northam, while our Moora practice is open for four days a week.
Essential pet medical services in WA
Certain medical services are essential for all pets, many of which should be maintained throughout your pet’s life. These include routine health examinations, vaccinations, and the prevention of diseases, such as heartworm.
Heartworm prevention is one of the most important things you can do for our pet. The disease develops slowly so by the time you see any symptoms, the damage is extensive and difficult to treat. Prevention, however, is simple.
Start heartworm prevention when your dog is still a puppy (three months old). Choice of preventative care includes an annual injection, monthly flavoured tablets, or spot-on treatments. If you choose monthly treatments you need to stick to a strict schedule. Miss just one dose and your dog is vulnerable to infection.
Symptoms to look out for and get immediate medical care for include:
- Nose bleeds
- Respiratory distress
- Weight loss
Make an appointment for a consultation with A Country Practice expert today and discuss which heartworm prevention treatment is best for your pet.
Annual pet vaccinations
Dogs and cats have vaccination schedules that are necessary to prevent the most common and deadly diseases. These schedules start when your pet is about six weeks old and should be continued into old age. According to the Australian Veterinary Association, animals should be vaccinated only as often as is necessary, which could mean annual or triennial (every three years).
There are core (non-negotiable) and non-core (contextual) vaccines to consider. Core pet vaccinations for dogs immunise against distemper and parvo. Non-core vaccinations immunise dogs against things like kennel cough and canine leptospirosis, which causes, among other things, intense vomiting and diarrhoea.
Core vaccinations for cats immunise against parvo and herpesvirus. Non-core vaccinations immunise against things like feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia.
Call us on (08) 9651 1420 to make an appointment and find out whether annual pet vaccination or a triennial schedule is right for you.
Non-medical pet services in WA
Pet microchipping is mandatory in several territories in Australia, including WA. Register your pet as soon as possible, either while they’re still young, or as soon as ownership changes (if you adopt a pet for example). If you move, it’s your responsibility to change the details on the microchip register. A Country Practice offers pet microchipping services, so your pet can be identified and you can be notified should they get lost.
Contact us to make an appointment to microchip and register your pet today.