Our Approach

We are located on five acres in a beautiful semi rural area just 8 minutes from town. We have easy access and easy parking.  Our hospital is unique. We are warm, not clinical. We smell of flowers and vanilla, not disinfectant. We exude warmth, not sterility. We laugh, not frown. We share, not judge. We make mistakes, we admit them. We put the patient and the clients comfort first. We offer extremely experienced veterinary care, from a clinician who has kept up to date, but who refers to specialists when required.  We are not the cheapest but we are reasonably priced and we offer you great value and we CARE. We’re not a clinic in the business of transactions, we are a relationship business. We offer a glimpse in to a country world, rarely seen by today’s urban children, just 8 minutes from the suburbs to the north and 18mins to the suburbs to the west. We offer a comfortable client lounge area, where you can help yourself to a drink and a slice of cake, while your pet settles, or to wait for blood results, or even to grieve.

 

Our Owner

Hi, I’m Belinda and welcome to Serpentine Vets. As the owner of the clinic I am incredibly proud of what we’ve created and continue to develop.  My vision for Serpentine Vets was simple – to create a warm, friendly and welcoming environment for pets and their people, that makes clients smile when they walk through the door, relaxing both themselves and their pet.  I see it as an incredible privilege to be part of the journey of joy and heartbreak that sharing your life with a pet can be.  I look forward to welcoming you to Serpentine and getting to know you and your pet soon.

Belinda

Hepsi Richards

Veterinary Nurse / Serpentine Vet
Hepsi Richards holds a Bachelor of Arts and completed her Veterinary Nursing studies at Polytechnic West in 2012. Since qualifying as a Vet Nurse, she has worked in equine practice in the Swan Valley, and in private small animal emergency practice. She is famed for having the longest drive of any of our staff members, coming to us from what we call ‘South Geraldton’ (also known as Guildford). We think that shows TRUE dedication! Hepsi has two adult children, and several fur kids, but the most famous of her crew is her orange Arabian mare ‘Symphony’ on whom she enjoys both dressage and mounted archery. Hepsi is the one who you will hear Dr B request to ‘bring the energy down’ when she gets excitable. Her enthusiasm is contagious (and a tiny bit loud).

Daryl Skinner

Groundsman / Serpentine Vet
Daryl Skinner is our friendly, efficient and capable Groundsman, and is basically the guy to whom all  ‘please fix this’ or ‘please build that’, or ‘I got this at the tip shop can we turn it in to a (functional piece of equipment)’ requests go. He is also he man whom will be found raising a ‘disapproving’ eyebrow at us from the corner when we make tasteless testicle jokes during a particularly juicy dog castration. Daryl is the large green-shirted man who will accost your dog with love if he walks through the waiting room, and he can also be seen watering plants, cutting down branches, high pressure hosing things, blowing leaves around  and generally keeping our grounds and building looking neat and tidy!! Daryl and his wife live on acreage in the Shire, and are avid dog ... More