Foothills Junior Vets

School Holiday Program

BOOK NOW for October school holidays!

We want to help children with an interest in animals to gain insight and invaluable knowledge into what working at veterinary hospital is really like. Attendees will have the opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes at a working, AVA accredited veterinary hospital.

Available dates are October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th & 10th.

Primary school yr 3-6 (Wed & Thurs sessions)

High School yr 7-12 (Tues sessions)

Sessions run 10am – 12pm. 

Children will spend the morning with some of the Foothills staff learning all about

  • preventative pet health care,
  • microscopes
  • x-rays
  • bandaging
  • blood smears
  • anatomy and much more!

They will have the opportunity to examine some of the Foothills furr-family and will take home a keepsake on the day.

Cost: $40

Classes are split into primary school and high school age with each course tailored to ages. The high school groups will also talk about career pathways.

Guardians are welcome to wait in reception, children will not leave the premises for the entirety of the program and will be interacting with one of our friendly staff pets.

Places are limited and do fill fast. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Educational Workshops presented by

Dr Emily Barrick

BSc VB, BVMS, BSc AnSci.

Dr Emily is not only passionate about providing a high standard of veterinary care to her patients and their owners, she is also enthusiastic about educating clients and the general public about preventative health and management of issues our pets often face.

The Basic First Aid Workshop which she presented in early 2019 gained wonderful feedback and due to popular demand, she is now presenting a number of these throughout the year!

As if Emily isn’t busy enough, she is so passionate about spreading knowledge that she is also currently studying a Diploma in Education.

Emily also presents a Senior Pet Workshop during Foothills Senior Month and she is working on a number of other exciting workshops to bring to you in the near future so stay tuned!



Educational workshops are run on Saturday afternoons throughout the year. Please see below for specific dates.

Interested in coming along to one of our workshops? Click below to secure a ticket.

Basic Pet First Aid Workshop

Spend the afternoon with Dr Emily Barrick for an interactive pet first aid learning experience.

Learn what to do when your pet is in trouble.

  • CPR
  • Bandaging
  • Toxicities
  • Snake bite care
  • Heat stroke
  • Chocolate toxicity calculator and much more!

There will be plenty of opportunities for hands on experiences and we will finish with a Q & A session.

Each attendee will receive a certificate of completion and will have the chance to purchase a discounted pet first aid kit and First Aid Book -A Guide to Common Pet Emergencies.

2019 dates as follows:

6th April – fully booked

6th July – fully booked

31st August – fully booked

14th December – availability

Senior Pet Workshop

June is Senior Pet Month at Foothills where we place an emphasis on the importance of care for our beloved senior companions.

Unfortunately, our pets, just like, eventually grow old. As they begin to reach their senior years, they become more susceptible to certain illnesses. As their owners, it is your job to help them ease their way through these years with as minimal pain and stress as possible. As your veterinarians, it is our job to provide you with the knowledge and assistance to do this.

Dr Emily Barrick brings you our Senior Pet Workshop, aimed at educating clients and their families on the signs and symptoms to look out for along with the care and assistance to provide to our ‘old friends’; allowing them to grow old with the grace and dignity they deserve.

Some of the issues to be covered includerenal disease
heart disease     diabetes    dental disease    cancer    arthritis

We will also discuss canine cognitive dysfunction and the behavioural changes that may begin to come about.

2019 dates as follows:
8th June – fully booked

Advanced Pet First Aid Workshop

PLEASE NOTE: attendance to the Advanced First Aid Workshop is limited to those who have attended the Basic First Aid Workshop during 2019.

You asked… we delivered!

This course will only be for those who have attended one of the previous First Aid courses due to the content being covered.

Dr Emily will delve deeper into the first aid emergencies that our pets are faced with. There will again, be a hands on component for this workshop. 

26th October – limited places, opens to the public on 1st September

CLICK HERE to book!



23 Thomas St, Armadale,
Western Australia 6112

Business Hours

Monday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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In case of EMERGENCIES outside of these hours, we recommend going to WAVES, 1/640 Beeliar Dr, Success WA 6164 - 9412 5700