Beareavement Support

Dr Belinda spent several years running a home euthanasia service for pets, called Epitaph, which was the first DEDICATED home euthanasia service in WA. As a natural extension of that she  developed a great interest in bereavement support.

Dr B strongly recommends that Home Euthanasia be considered where practical, and is proud to offer this important service.

While having no current formal qualifications in counselling, she has informally counselled countless clients over the loss, or imminent loss of their pet.

End of Life decision making is a particularly hard time for pet owners. Dr B has taken referral and second opinions for clients needing more support at this time than can sometimes be traditionally offered by their own vet.

Our Client Amenity Room is a peaceful and cosy place to have discussions, to contemplate, and can also be used, when needed, as a euthanasia room also….taking away some of the sterility of the consultation room, at a time where warmth is imperative

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