Veterinary Services



All animal emergencies can be attended to with our ambulance - a well equipped ex -St John Ambulance vehicle. Animals may be stabilised and treated on site; small animals may be transported to our hospital in Serpentine if required. Please provide owner details at the time of booking.

0407 774 595

Our Mobile Vet house call service is provided by Silverson Vet Hospital offering a convenient, professional service to residents from Kalamunda - Serpentine - Pinjarra. Backed up by our quality hospital and farm facilities, we can treat all your pets in one visit! Book Onlineor M: 0407 774 595 More info ....

Silverson Vet Hospital is a proud supporter of

WA Veterinary Emergency Response Incorporated

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Dr Joan Deetman has 25 years of small animal veterinary experience - birds,bunnies, cats, koalas, dogs or kangaroos - there is always something new to learn. That's what makes veterinary life so interesting!!!

Small Animal Emergency Medicine is an area in which Joan has developed a special interest - Continuing Veterinary Education is embraced to follow these interests.

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Dr Joan Deetman is a Perth horse vet with over 30 years experience in the equine industry. Joan has a solid background in Sport Horse Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Stud Management.

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Need a locum? Dr Deetman is available to vet practices in Perth for locum veterinary services. Emergency, small animal, equine and mixed practices are all welcome to contact Joan and discuss your needs.

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Agistment is available on our Serpentine property for all horses - sport horse & racehorse spelling, young stock, colts & stallions, mares and foals. Strictly supervised with incoming quarantine, twice daily checks and feeding, we ensure all our horses are kept safe, healthy and content.

We have highly experienced, skilled staff all with solid backgrounds in the veterinary and equine industry. Coupled with modern equipment and facilities our services range from strict foaling down supervision to sport horse rehabilitation.

So we can provide you with our best service - please phone ahead to book your routineveterinary consultation or agistment centre inspection. More info ...



Dr Joan Deetman BSc BVMS GDEd - Senior Veterinarian.

Official FEI 3*Equine Endurance Event & 3* Endurance Treatment Vet.

Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Winner.

Mixed animal practitioner with special interests in small animal emergency medicine, equine medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Silverson Vet Hospital in Serpentine WA has been Joans practice for over 20 years.

Joan actively pursues post graduate studies via Continuing Veterinary Education.

With over 30 years experience in the equine industry, Dr Joan Deetman is an experienced Equine Stud Manager and Equine veterinarian.

In her early career in the Thoroughbred breeding industry, Joan gained valuable experience in Equine Reproduction whilst working for prominent studs such as Heytesbury and Yalebra studs.

Joan is an internationally accredited Offical FEI Endurance Vet, Endurance Treatment Vet, Official Treatment Vet & also officiates as an FEI Eventing Veterinarian. This work often takes Joan interstate and overseas as well as attending many local competitions.

In 2014 Joan applied successfully for the position of Endurance Assistant Team Vet for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

She works regularly in WA, nationally and recently in New Zealand, as an Endurance veterinarian. This work provides involvement in performance medicine, emergency medicine and critical care.

Involvement in the Eventing Competition world also allows Joan to work as an FEI Official Eventing Vet. Daughter and vet nurse, Mikaela, regularly competes in eventing competition so the family can combine work and pleasure!

In 2016 Joan initiated development of the WA Veterinary Emergency Response Incorporated group (WAVER)

More information on WAVER click here

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0407 774 595

2715 Southwest Highway Serpentine WA 6125




Joan Deetman 2013