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Free meet & greet visit for all new pets
As the longest established pet vet in Greystones we love our job, looking after your fluffy friends. Our caring, friendly and experienced team are here to do whatever is needed. We'll always do our very best!
A life-long commitment, a life-long pleasure. Read how to choose, how to find the one for you and what pitfalls to look out for especially if buying online. Try to rescue if you can, see GKH for kittens!
Your New Pup, Kitten or Rescue Pet
What you need to know and do for your new friend
As your vet we're right here to help you and your new pet get settled and off on a good foot (or 4). For all clients, both new and existing, we offer a free health & happiness check for all new puppies, kittens or bunnies or indeed new pets of any age - contact us the day you get your pet to arrange.
For all NEW CLIENTS we also offer the same courtesy for all your pets - we are delighted to welcome you in for a free 'meet & greet' visit, please contact us to book.
At this visit we'll perform a full physical exam ensuring there's nothing to worry about. We will also discuss, plan and go over the costs of the following for you:
Vaccinations to protect your pet - for pups & kittens 2 vaccinations 2-4 weeks apart, then annually after that.
Transferring your pet's medical records from their old vet (for new clients with existing pets)
Parasite treatment (fleas, ticks, worms, ear mites).
Microchip identification (including checking the registration of your pet's existing microchip).
Advice on nutrition, training, neutering, pet health insurance, dental care, agre related health screens, etc.
All pets who come to us for their vaccinations receive a free monthly health check until 6 month of age and discounted neutering when done at 5-6 months of age, as well as free nail clips for life!
Easy to prevent, parasites can cause your pet discomfort and ill health. In our PetParasites section have a read of what your pet can get, why we worry about them and how to prevent them. From young puppies and kittens through to adulthood regular parasite treatment is important to do. TopTip: The only effective products are those only available from vets.
Love Your Pet!
Designed by Veterinary Ireland and adopted by the ISPCA and Dogs Trust as the cornerstone of how to care and look after you pet, The 10 Commandments of Responsible Pet Ownership is the definitive guide. Whether you're thinking of getting a new pet or you have one already everything you need to know is right in here.
Complementing the 10 Commandments we have our Blacklion Pet Hospital PetGuide, a great resource with articles on many topics and access to our Pet Health Library. For training see ZenPets. If you have any queries not covered in any of these don't forget you can just ask us and we'll get back to you.
As of March 2016 all dogs, even older ones, have to be microchipped and registered on an Approved Database such as fido.ie. Also when being sold or rehomed the owner must supply a certificate of registration and complete a change of ownership form - just like a car.
It's the law!
If you know your pet's microchip number you can check to see if it is registered by going to We can also check your pet's microchip registration & correct it for you if need be.
No microchip? No problem! We can microchip and register your pet for just €30, with discounts for litters. To protect your pet and to comply with the law, call us!
We are happy to see any pet from new and existing clients for a free dental check. All our patients who come to us for the annual vaccinations get a full oral health assessment twice a year for no extra charge.
Dog in pain with severe tartar and gingivitis
No pet ever should nor need get this bad
Our senior vet Alan Rossiter - a founding member of the Irish Veterinary Dentistry Society - has a special interest in veterinary dentistry and is happy to see second opinion and referral cases.
This problem can get out of control and be become very difficult to treat but if we get to see these patients early and start them on the correct treatment promptly we can often control things very well and prevent it ever getting as bad as in the dog in the picture.
Our veterinary nurse and in-house animal behaviourist Mark McCorry is on-line with tips and advice. Mark is also available for training consultations and home-visits for one to one help for you and your pet to ensure a long happy relationship.
Complimenting Mark and ZenPets we present a series Dogs Trust Dog School videos to teach your dog basic training and commands. Each video is less than 3 minutes long and is easy to digest and easy to put into practice. Superb trainers guide will help guide you through important topics such as handling your dog, biting, sitting, barking, digging, eating poo, commands such as sit, stay, and retrieve, and so much more.
The Blacklion Blog is a fun place to read tall tales of torn tails and some of the ruff stuff that happens in the animal world as well as news on advances in pet health & welfare. With fun & interesting videos too!
Open Now in Ranelagh
Blacklion Pet Hospital is delighted to announce the opening of our new sister veterinary clinic in Ranelagh. With our senior vet Dr Alan Rossiter MVB as the Clinical Director, Beechwood Vets will offer to pets of Dublin 6 & 4 the excellent standard of care and personalised service that Blacklion Pet Hospital have been providing to the pets of Greystones and environs over the last four decades.