We had reason yesterday to take our pet ferret to see James, the Unusual Pet Vet – Murdoch. Molly had not eaten for 7 days and was very, very weak and lethargic. Our local vet advised we go to The Unusual Pet Vet for further help, as our vet was not a specialist when it came to ferrets and the treatment they had given had not been successful to date.

James diagnosed Molly as possibly having an intestinal blockage and said it was obvious she was in lot of pain. After much discussion with my partner, we decided the kindest thing we could do was to have Molly put down – this was due to both cost and the fact that it was not definite what the problem was at that point in time. James was very understanding and empathetic throughout this difficult decision.

I left in tears.

This morning James rang to say he had not put Molly down yesterday, and had treated her with both fluids and pain medication over night. He was going to try to operate this morning. As he prepared her for surgery she suddenly “pooed” out a heap of poo, along with a couple of foreign objects. He tells us that at this point she turned the corner.

James rang to let us know she was on the mend and we could pick her up in the afternoon. We cannot thank James and the nursing staff enough for the care and concern they gave to our little ferret, just because they could!

We now will have to be very vigilant and ensure she does not nibble at things she is not supposed to nibble at.

Thank you once again for all of your help – we recommend the Unusual Pet Vets unreservedly – the treatment both us, as humans, and our furry friend received was exemplary.

Sue B and Lance S ( and Molly !!)

Sue Brennan

My partner and I have been bringing our three rats here from the very beginning of their lives! Every time we are greeted by courteous and caring staff.

Recently we had an emergency with our babies and when I called last minute in tears they were calm, respectful, and helpful in getting me a last minute appointment.

When we got in they immediately whisked him away into oxygen and the vet came out to comfort me. For a minute there it was close, but the staff pulled him through and now he’s doing great!

I can’t recommend or thank these guys enough for their treatment of my rat babies. These guys are the best for your small or unusual exotics.

While in the waiting room we saw a snake, two Guinea pigs, a bunny, and a bird come through the vet. These guys are really diversified and can do it all!

Thank you Unusual Pet Vets!

Gabriella Strong

What a bunch of legends!! Approx a month and a half ago.. our mirra (teil) flew into a wax melting smelly thing.. it wasnt pretty!! we thought we would lose her.she was atleast30% covered in wax all in her feathers it was horrible.. . but after a quick trip to you guys she was all sorted.. little bit “featherless” but in good spirits.. now shes perfect all her feathers are back n shes just dandy.. thank you everyone for your help with our girl.. you will never know how much you are appreciated.. not only by myself, but alot of other pet owners. Merry chrissy!! Have a great new year.. lots of love.. #thefeathercrew

Ashleigh Collins

I would like to personally thank Dr James Haberfield and the staff at the Balcatta Pet Vet for tending to us after hours. DR. James is such a friendly, helpful and professional lad and done great surgical work on our baby macaw last night. Thankyou James, i slept easier last night after you helped my baby.

I would highly recommend anyone that needs Veterinary care to visit the Unsual Pet Vets Balcatta and Murdock.

Lisa Weightman