Our dedicated team is always here for your pets
Blackwood Veterinary Surgery provides modern, professional and affordable health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. We are the only clinic in Adelaide offering radiotherapy for treatment of skin cancers. Click here for more information. All of us here at Blackwood Veterinary Surgery are passionate about pets and are avid animal lovers. We are located in the heart of Blackwood, next door to Blackwood Hire.
With us, you’ll be fully supported with sound advice first and foremost. 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.
We have fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines and pharmaceutical stores so we can provide on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs. Take a moment to meet our team and our own pets. We look forward to seeing you and your pet.
As part of our continued addition of services we provide, we now have Ultrasonagraphy and Laser therapy available. Click on each for more information. We now also have a Hydrobath in clinic where we can wash and dry your dog for you. No more sore backs leaning over your bath at home!
We now also offer Canine Myotherapy Treatment through Julia Anderson on Saturday mornings.
Click here to look at some interesting photos around the clinic.
Have a look at our blog page to have a look at some great photos.
The Government of South Australia under the Dog and Cat Management Board have introduced some legislative changes that will take effect from 1 July 2018. The key changes include:
- Implementation of a centralised registration and microchip database, Dogs and Cats Online, replacing the 68 council dog registration databases
- Mandatory microchipping for all dogs and cats prior to 1 July 2018
- Mandatory desexing for new generation dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018
- Breeder registration on Dogs and Cats Online
- Obligations for Veterinary Surgeons to enter information into Dogs and Cats Online
- Powers for Veterinary Surgeons to exempt animals from desexing and microchip requierements if indicated on medical grounds
More information is available on the website dogandcatboard.com.au
In 2017 a new strain of Parvovirus has been discovered by Researchers at the University Of Adelaide. This new strain known as CPV-2c. Signs of parvovirus are vomiting and diarrhea, decreased appetite and lethargy. The vaccination we use has shown to be effective against this strain. We recommend yearly vaccinations against Parvovirus. Click here for some more information on diseases we can vaccinate against.
With the release of a new strain of Calicivirus released in early March 2017, Click here to get the latest information of how to best protect your pet rabbits.
We have just added another laboratory machine to complement our already vast in house testing suite. Apart from being able to perform blood tests for biochemistry and haematology, we now can run comprehensive urine testing. This machine is the SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyser and in less than 5 minutes is able recognise and report on the sediment in the urine. It can recognise cells, bacteria, rods and crystals using facial recognition technology.
Click here to see an article provided by Fauna Rescue to explain what to do if you find a native baby bird
A big part of our local community
We are an integral part of our local community. We have helped thousands of our clients cats & dogs, as well as pocket pets. Being so strongly integrated with our local community is important to us and our clients. Our customers know by experience that they can rely on us for sound advice and treatment options and that their pet is in the very best hands with our team. One of the highlights of the year is where we participate in the local Blackwood Christmas Pageant. We have animals of all shapes and sizes come along, and with their owners, we have a great afternoon. Click here to look at photos from the 2018 Pageant.
Every year we sell Entertainment Books and the money we raise is donated to Minton Farm. Each book sells for 70 Dollars and 14 Dollars of that goes to Minton Farm to help contribute to the great work they do for injured wildlife. So if your a regular Entertainment Book devotee, or even if your not, consider purchasing one from us this year and the let the proceeds go to a great cause. 2019 ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS ARE COMING SOON.