Animal Care Vet Clinic

PH: (02) 9621 4161

118 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

After Hours : (02) 9621 4161

Animal Care Veterinary Hospital Blacktown

Be Covid-Safe

Animal Care Veterinary Hospital is a COVID-SAFE business.

If you are in self-isolation or if you or a family member have experienced a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, then please do not visit the clinic at this time.

Please follow the signs at the hospital for social distancing and other directions.

The health and safety of our clients, visitors, staff and the wider community, as well as our patients, remains our top priority, as always, and we are following all government guidelines.

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Stray dogs and cats

Scanning for a microchip

Sometimes a member of the public finds a stray dog or cat and wishes to see if they have a microchip, to allow the animal to be re-united with their owner. Stray uninjured animals are often brought to the vet for this reason.

Please note that the finder of an uninjured stray animal is responsible for them, and has to take the animal to an animal holding facility as soon as practicable.

The animal holding facility can then scan the animal. If the owner can be contacted, they have a procedure for re-uniting the animal with their owner. If there is no microchip, or if the owner cannot be contacted, then the animal holding facility holds the animal for a specified time, to allow the owner time to find their animal.

Blacktown Animal Holding Facility is at 415 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown 2148. Phone: 98396161.

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Rabbit Calicivirus - A deadly new virus strain

Rabbit Calicivirus kills infected rabbits

There is no treatment for Rabbit Calicivirus, only prevention, especially up-to-date vaccinations.
Some councils in the Sydney area are releasing Rabbit Calicivirus to try to reduce the numbers of feral rabbits.

Dangerous new strain

There is now a new strain of Calicivirus in NSW: RHDV2.
RHDV2 is more virulent than previous strains, and can cause death in younger rabbits (as young as four weeks of age), as well as in some adult rabbits who have already been vaccinated.

What is the best way to protect my rabbit?

Vaccination is still the best way to protect pet rabbits from all forms of Calicivirus.
A new vaccination protocol has been developed to give rabbits the best protection possible.
Vaccinations must be given when required, without any delays or gaps.
If your rabbit has not been vaccinated in the last 6 months, vaccination is essential now, in time for immunity to develop.

New Vaccination Protocol - Rabbit Calicivirus

Young rabbits
Initial course: 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks
Then every 6 months for life

If 10 weeks or older: Now and 2-4 weeks later
Then every 6 months for life

Adult rabbits
If vaccinations are up-to-date: At 6 months after the previous vaccination
Then every 6 months for life

If NOT vaccinated in the last 6 months: Now and 2-4 weeks later
Then every 6 months for life

Please make sure your pet rabbit is up-to-date with the Rabbit Calicivirus vaccination.

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Animal Care Veterinary Hospital Blacktown

Address: 118 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, NSW 2148

Phone: (02) 96214161

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Clinic Hours

We’re open 7 days a week.
We also provide an after-hours service
for emergencies by appointments only.
Phone 9621 4161.

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Monday - Sunday
24 Hrs

​Please book your appointment prior to your visit.

We do not hold stray animals in our premises. 

 

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