See Coronavirus COVID-19 updates here. We are seeing patients as usual and following safe distancing and hygiene standards. Note that we no longer accept cash.

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Welcome! Here are 5 reasons to visit our clinic

1. Your Pet Knows their Vet

You should not see a new face each time; instead, someone who gets to know you, your animal and their health history.

2. Stress Free Care

Relax with easy to follow puppy health care programs and Delta-accredited preschool classes. Kittens & rabbits can relax too in special rooms of their own far from dogs. Your first puppy or kitten visit is free.

3. Expertise

You have access to a spacious, highly equipped practice completed in 2019 and regular vet and nurse education. We offer the most up to date and effective diagnostics and treatments possible. We refer to specialists when it’s best for your pet.

4. Pricing

We are independently owned and do not have monetary targets or a bonus structure. Your pet will never be recommended a treatment that does not help them. Pricing is transparent and the cost of any treatment will always be discussed in advance.

5. We’re Local

You will be treated with friendliness, courtesy and respect and your questions will be answered fully. Your children are welcome to come and take part in their family pets’ care. We believe your pet’s visit should be as enjoyable as possible.

Whether you have a dog or puppy, cat or kitten, rabbit, ferret, chicken, guinea pigrat  or mouse , our experienced vets Dr Andrew Spanner, Dr Claire Daly, Dr Katrine Milne and Dr Johann Rajasingham will love to see you.

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Phone Number (08) 83442000

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Our NEW Address is:

142 North East Road, Walkerville SA
(Directly opposite the Hampstead Road lights and the Hampstead Hotel)

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Over Christmas and New Year, we are open any normal business day.

  • Friday 27/12: 8am to 6:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 1pm
  • Monday 30/1: 8am to 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 31/1: 8am to 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 1/1/20: closed
  • Thursday 2/1/20: 8am to 6:30pm

We are open Monday to Friday 8am to 6.30pm & Saturday 9am to 1pm.
Vets start consulting at 9 am. For other times, find your closest emergency vet here.

About us

Thank you for your trust and support since 1999! Together we have grown into an established part of the community, with many happy, healthy patients. Click on the links to learn more about:

You can expect caring, effective and sensibly-priced services using the latest equipment and knowledge.

Now click here to meet the vets and nurses!

Puppy Preschool

UPDATE 13 May 2020: Limited puppy preschool places are now available at our clinic on Thursday nights. To comply with current regulations, we request that:

  • only one person comes with each puppy
  • class members wait outside until the start time

The Walkerville Vet Puppy Pre School Program is Based on the Delta Canine Good CitizenTM Lifetime Manners Manual©. Classes conducted by Susanne Eckert,  AABP Professional Dog Trainer Pet Professional Guild

(That’s Jack, one of our graduates- Photography by Julie Wilson)

What Is Puppy Preschool For?

A great way to give your puppy the best start to life

  1. Safe socialisation in the critical ages from 9 to 16 weeks.
  2. Theory & practice of modern training methods.
  3. Owner education on puppy care
  4. Positive memories of the clinic.
  5. Reward-based training as the most scientifically validated method (read the evidence here)
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