(Ferret vets in South Australia – I’m always happy to add sites which have been recommended by other ferret owners so if you have a good ferret vet who is not listed here, please let me know and I’ll put the details on this page … I reckon it’s great to have a list of vets we know are good so that if our ferrets ever get sick, we’ll feel comfortable in the knowledge that our pets will get the best treatment possible from a vet who knows what he’s doing!)
The list of South Australian ferret vets is in alphabetical order according to the suburb/town the practice is situated in for easy reference.
Aldinga Vet Services (Dr Brooke)
Colonel Light Gardens
Somerton Park Veterinary Clinic (Dr Mark Hill)
Glenside Veterinary Clinic (Dr DJ (Pin) Needham)
Adelaide Animal Emergency Centre (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
The Veterinary Surgeon (Dr Ian Hough)
Pet Universe Veterinary Centre Broadview (Dr Christopher Lee) (Do not claim to be specialists but routinely vaccinate and desex ferrets and do the basic care to a very high standard)
Mawson Lakes Veterinary Hospital (Dr Brendan Maguire)
Greencross Vets Wellington Road (Drs Kirsten Hailstone & Carol Elliott) (Do not claim to be experts but are happy to treat ferrets)
Murray Bridge Veterinary Clinic (Do not claim to be specialists but are happy to perform general care consultations and sterilisations)
Pet Universe Veterinary Centre Northgate (Dr Christopher Lee) (Do not claim to be specialists but routinely vaccinate and desex ferrets and do the basic care to a very high standard)
Para Hills Vet Clinic (Drs Jae Ho Chung, Tess Holm & Cathy Skinner)
Plympton Veterinary Clinic (Some vets are happy to see ferrets for general consult so it’s advisable for any clients to call and find out when the particular vets are on so we can schedule appointments accordingly.)
Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding (Dr Roger Absalom) (Dr Absalom sees a lot of patients’ cats, dogs and horses, but he also deals with “exotic” pets like rabbits, ferrets, birds, and snakes.)
Adelaide Bird & Exotics Vet Centre (Dr Anne Fowler) (Dr Fowler has specific veterinary qualifications in Exotic Pets and is particularly good with ferrets)
Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding (Dr Roger Absalom) (Dr Absalom sees a lot of patients’ cats, dogs and horses, but he also deals with “exotic” pets like rabbits, ferrets, birds, and snakes. Mrs Absalom said : “At the moment it’s going to be a little bit intermittent because of Roger’s other commitments, but once we get into next year we will be up every fortnight. We have Laura our vet nurse who will be on call, and she will also come and man the building at least one morning in the week that we are not here.”)
Willunga Vet Services (Dr Brooke)
Golden Grove Emergency Veterinary Hospital (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
(Last updated October 2015)
DISCLAIMER: The vets listed have either been recommended, or have advised me personally that they are happy to treat ferrets, or have mentioned that they treat ferrets on their website. However I have no firsthand knowledge of how experienced any of the vets are with ferrets.
It is up to you to make sure that you are happy with the treatment your ferret is getting from your vet. If you have any doubts at all, please think about getting a second opinion so that you know that your pet is getting the best possible treatment available.
All information here is provided in good faith, but this page is not warranted to be free of error