(Ferret Vets in Victoria – 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 Victorian ferret vets is in alphabetical order according to the suburb/town the practice is situated in for easy reference.
Altona North Veterinary Clinic
Altona Veterinary Clinic (Dr Adam Campbell)
Bacchus Marsh Veterinary Centre (Dr Sandie Roberts) (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Eastwood Street Veterinary Clinic
Beaconsfield Veterinary Centre
McIvor Road Veterinary Centre (Not recommended by a ferret owner)
Passionate Vetcare (Dr Liz Bailey)
John the Vet (Dr John Parncutt)
Berwick Veterinary Hospital (Dr Tracy Wong) (Highly recommended by a ferret owner)
Boronia Veterinary Clinic and Hospital (Dr Peter Gooey) (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Whitehorse Veterinary Hospital (Dr Shaun Wynne)
Highbury Veterinary Clinic (Dr Phillip Sacks) (Does not consider himself an expert but is happy to treat ferrets)
Carnegie Veterinary Clinic (Dr Kelly Wilkinson)
Carrum Downs Clinic (Dr Philip Barlow)
Caulfield South Veterinary Clinic
Casey and Cranbourne Veterinary Hospital
Diamond Creek Veterinary Hospital (Dr Antony Gross) (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Eltham Central Veterinary Hospital (Dr Mina Magelakis)
Endeavour Hills Veterinary Hospital (Drs Kerry Bail & Yvonne Rabl)
PetCareVet (Dr Vadi Govender) (Dr Govender has a special interest in ferret health/surgery and is always happy to treat them) (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Ivanhoe Central Veterinary Clinic
Johnston Street Vet Clinic *Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.
Forest Hill Veterinary Hospital
Fountain Gate Veterinary Clinic (Dr Zoran Milasinovich) (Recommended by a ferret owner)
Beach Street Veterinary Clinic (Drs Euan Kilpatrick & Jann Fattohi) (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Karingal Veterinary Hospital (Dr Shane Simpson) (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Brandon Park Veterinary Hospital
Hoppers Crossing Veterinary Clinic & Hospital
Ivanhoe Central Veterinary Clinic
Greencross Vets Kilsyth (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Mildura Veterinary Hospital (Dr Ian Japp)
Mitcham Pet Hospital (Dr Man Yi Leong)
Research-Montmorency Veterinary Practice
Narre Warren Veterinary Clinic
Lort Smith Animal Hospital (Drs Jaclyn Gatt, Phillipa Suckling & Tristan Rich – Head of Exotics and Wildlife Medicine) (Dr Rich is listed on the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians’ website)
Monash Veterinary Clinic (Do not claim to be ferret specialists but are happy to treat ferrets)
Greencross Vets Pakenham (Dr Samantha Stewart) (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Pascoe Vale Vet Hospital (Dr Ruby Ivanov)
Prahran Veterinary Hospital (Dr Nicole Hoskin) (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Reservoir Vet Clinic (Dr Andrea Montesano)
Rowville Veterinary Clinic (The veterinarians are happy to see ferrets for basic consultations or urgent first aid but they are not specialists so any cases other than this should be referred to an appropriate specialist)
Canterbury Vet Clinic (Dr Lynda Bonning) (Listed on the VFS vets’ page)
Vets on Parker (Dr Sarah Thorpe) (Do not claim to be experts but are happy to see them for basic conditions or surgeries. More complicated cases would be referred to a more experienced vet)
Baw Baw Paws (Highly recommended by a ferret owner)
Warranwood Veterinary Centre (Dr Brendan Carmel) (Listed on the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians’ website)
U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital (University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Vet Science)
West Footscray Veterinary Clinic
(Last updated November 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
2 thoughts on “Ferret Vets in Victoria”
I noticed that you have Mcivor Rd vet listed as recommend vets for the Bendigo area.
I recently had a sick ferret and took it to Mcivor Rd Vet, however the vets on duty did not have the knowledge to diagnose my ferret. They hydrated her, however they were not able to take blood to run tests and they referred me to a clinic in Melbourne. I think the attention she received was quite substandard, no sample of her faeces or urine was taken or tested they were unable to take blood from her to test they did not check her ears for mites until I asked over and over again and it took them over 24 hours to do so, they wanted to discharge her even though she was unwell on 45° day just before a public holiday where I would be unable to get any veterinary care in a hurry. I don’t think this vet clinic should be listed for vet care for ferrets. Just my thoughts I thought I would give you some feedback because it’s hard to know. There is one vet At the clinic that may know about ferrets her name is Sue however they do not tell you this when you bring in your ferret and Sue was not available as she had broken her leg so I’m lucky that my ferret did not die, she is still not 100% but seems to be recovering, I’m still looking for a local vet that may be able to give me some answers.
Thank you so very much for your remarks about McIvor Road vet and apologies for the late reply. Was in hospital and my husband was looking after my site!
How is your ferret now? I’m also very glad that she didn’t get worse while you were trying to find what was wrong with her!
I put a remark against the clinic’s name saying a ferret owner didn’t recommend it, but I tried to find out that “ferret vet’s” (Sue) full name but couldn’t.
If you find a good ferret vet I’d be most grateful if you could share it with us here so that other people in your area will know where to take their babies ?
Once again, so sorry to reply late to your post and thank you for telling us about that vet!
Hugs to your little girl and I hope she’s feeling 100% now!❤️