Our dedicated team is always here for your pets
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that infect birds and mammals, including humans. They are often associated with the common cold, bronchitis and pneumonia and can also affect the gut. The virus that causes COVID-19 is also a coronavirus and likely originated from a wildlife reservoir.
Canine coronavirus, which can cause diarrhea, and feline coronavirus, which can cause Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), have been seen by veterinarians for many years. These coronaviruses are not associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Should I avoid contact with pets or other animals if I am sick with COVID-19?
As the outbreak continues, a number of pet owners will be placed in quarantine. We know that your pet is part of your family and you want them to have the same level of protection and care as any other family member. Current information suggests there is no apparent risk to you or your pet from being in quarantine with you.
We do advise all pet owners to practice appropriate hand hygiene before and after handling their pet, their food and washing food/water bowls. We do suggest thought to minimise very close contact with your pet during this quarantine period such as hugging, face to face contact and sleeping on your bed.
What do I do if I am in quarantine or self isolation and my pet is unwell?
Do not break quarantine or come to the clinic even if your pet is unwell. By doing this you will put all of our staff at risk of infection. Please ring the clinic first and ask for advice.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the most up to date information can be found at health.gov.au
We are open as normal but if your pet needs veterinary attention and:
- you have been overseas within the last 14 days
- you're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- you need to self isolate.
then please phone the clinic for advice before coming to the clinic.
Veterinarians have officially been classed as an Esential Service by the Government and we will remain open to provide care to your loved pets.
In light of recent events, we have updated our safety measures to deal with the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Clients will no longer be able to enter the building. For booked consultations, we ask you to arrive at the clinic at your scheduled appointment time, then phone us from your car. A nurse will collect your animal from the car park and the Vet will phone you to gain the medical history, will examine your pet in the clinic, then the Vet will discuss the diagnosis and treatment options over the phone. We ask for phone payment and then the nurse will return your pet to you in the car park with any medications dispensed.
For any pick up of medications or food, again we ask you to call when you arrive, we will prepare the medication, payment will be made over the phone and the nurse will deliver it you in the car park. As always please order medications or food through our website or at a previous time on the phone to reduce waiting times.
We are fully aware that these changes are difficult for all of us but we want to ensure we are in the best position to care for you and your pets in the future.
Blackwood Vets cares about the health and wellbeing of our patients, clients and staff. We already have high standards of cleanliness and disinfection in our Surgery but we have increased these standards even further.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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 Ultrasonography and Laser therapy available. Click on each for more information. We now also have a Hydrobath and a Groomer in clinic where we can, clip, wash and dry your dog for you. No more sore backs leaning over your bath at home! This is in addition to our comprehensive In House Laboratory, Digital Radiography, Dental Radiography and Radiotherapy.
We now also offer Canine Myotherapy Treatment through Julia Anderson on Saturday mornings.
Click here to look at some interesting photos around the clinic. Also look here to see some photos of our own pets we thought you might like
Have a look at our blog page to have a look at some great photos.
We have 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 2019 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. Thank you to everyone who has supported this cause. This year, 2019, we raised $266 for Minton Farm. In 2020, we will donate proceeds to Purrfect Paws Pet Rescue, a local non profit Rescue Organisation.