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Challenger Veterinary Hospital is a locally owned, small animal practice located in the heart of Kwinana, Western Australia that was established in 2015.

Open 7 days a week for consultations, surgery and hospital treatments, Challenger Vet is purpose-built and fully equipped to optimise patient care and comfort.

The talented Challenger Vet team share a commitment to providing quality, comprehensive veterinary care with a personal touch.

We’re committed to delivering friendly, professional pet health care for all your pets based on decades of expertise.

Challenger veterinary hospital is proudly privately owned and operated and always strives to support the pets, wildlife, people and small businesses of the Kwinana community.



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Challenger Veterinary Hospital in Kwinana, Western Australia, has earned a reputation for its dedicated and compassionate care for pets and wildlife since its establishment in 2015. Open every day for various treatments, the hospital is praised for its purpose-built facilities and the personal touch its staff brings to veterinary care. Customers have shared heartwarming stories of the team's patience, professionalism, and genuine concern for both pets and their owners during tough times. From routine check-ups to emergency treatments, the staff's commitment to quality care shines through, making difficult experiences like dealing with a pet's illness or injury somewhat better. While some have noted the cost of treatments as a concern, the overall sentiment remains overwhelmingly positive, highlighting the hospital's role in supporting the Kwinana community's pets and wildlife. Whether it's the friendly follow-up calls, the comforting environment, or the skilled care provided by vets like Dr. Swanepoel and Dr. Denver, Challenger Veterinary Hospital stands out as a beloved choice for pet owners in the area.
Last Updated: 2024-02-28


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  • joey polland
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    Thankyou so much for staying open long enough to see demon he had a great life and will be missed his human family he played a special part in everyones life.

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  • Gary Wray
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    Had a procedure done on Tuesday with a very difficult patient named Dex. Dr Swanepoel showed patience and we were able to come up with a solution. Very friendly and professional staff.
    Highly recommend Challenger Vets, made a very stressful time for Dex and Myself, somewhat better.
    Even followed up 24 hours later to check on Dex,s well-being.
    So nice to deal with people who genuinely care.
    Gary Wray

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  • Danielle Bridges
    Reviewed on Google

    Service and staff are wonderful, Ryan was very knowledgeable and kind to Billy
    I wish they did some sort of payment option for treatment and I did find quiet expensive, however they were amazing.

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hi Danielle, Dr Ryan would like to extend his appreciation and thanks for your kind and honest review. We adored having Billy in the clinic during his consultation and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. We thank you for your feedback regarding payment options and we are happy to announce we now accept Afterpay, along with VetPay & ZipPay as a new form of payment for all your veterinary needs. We hope this will assist your future visits in the best way possible and cannot wait to welcome back both Billy and yourself into the clinic. Have a lovely day and take care 🙂

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  • Jason Woolford-Smith
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    Best Vet in Kwinana. The sweetest vet tech’s work here, fantastic care for your pets and caring for owners when the worst happens. Would not take our furry friends to anyone else.

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  • Aurora Lepaio
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    Thank you Rita for making our doggos vet experience a good one. Our boy is not usually great at the vet but Rita made him so comfortable and was so lovely. Thank you again, love your work!!

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      Dear Aurora, I’m so pleased we could put your boy at ease. At Challenger we try to reduce stress as much as possible for both you and your pet. Thank you so much for appreciating us and writing such a kind review. Dr Rita

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  • Jodie Walker
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    My dog and I were both injured in an attack and the care we received from the lovely staff at Challenger was amazing. I was in shock so whilst my dog was being assessed one of the nurses tended to my wounds and made sure I was okay until my husband was able to get there. My dog is quite anxious normally and they are always very patient and understanding compared to other vet experiences I’ve had. Keep up the great work xo

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hi Jodie! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We hope you and your pet are feeling much better. Take care. 🙂

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  • Allana Dewaayer
    Reviewed on Google

    I have nothing but praise for all the staff at Challenger Vet. They have been there for my
    Chihuahuas from the first time going there.The care shown is very refreshing, everything is thoroughly explained. Dr Denver has been wonderful with my little Chocki, who I
    Must say dislikes Vets as a rule but seems to like Denver .Thankyou everyone for all the care you all show to my babies and myself

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hi Allana! Thank you so much for your kind review, it means a lot to us. It had been an absolute pleasure being able to help you and your fur babies! Take care and have a nice day.

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  • Kylie Hathaway
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    I’d always highly recommend this vet however took my dog after being attacked (admittedly he only had few puncture wounds and they did get me in straight away) but they charged me 90$ to identify the wounds and that’s it apparently teeth marks are only superficial wounds and didn’t warrant a clean?!! Now the wounds are looking infected I’m reluctant to even go back
    😡💔😥

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      We are sorry that you were not happy with your visit to us. Our aim is to always provide the best service we can to both our clients and their beloved pets.

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  • tammy (tamster)
    Reviewed on Google

    Awesome friendly caring vets …beautiful helpful staff all round.,,they have totally 💯 looked after my fur babies.. Denver is a awesome caring vet who saved my boy Ozzy from F.I.P.. I will be forever grateful 🐈‍⬛…they went above and beyond for us .. couldn’t ask for nicer people..I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my fur babies .. A+++++ ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hi Tammy!
      Thank-you for the lovely review, it is an absolute pleasure to care for your little ones we love seeing them and are so pleased Ozzy is doing so well.

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  • Miss Bossy
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    I’ve been taking my dog since Challenger vet opened! Amazing people & are always so accommodating.. my dog loves going there a little too much. The environment & atmosphere is so welcoming & amazing

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Thank-you for the lovely review! We greatly appreciate the kind words and are pleased that you and your pets enjoy coming in to visit us.

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  • Leeka D
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    Always the best care for our fur babies!
    They go above and beyond to ensure the very best care!! Customer service is top notch too!
    Even my dogs love going!

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hi Leeka,
      Thank you very much for your kind and loving review. We are very glad to know both yourself and your doggies love coming to visit. We hope to see you all back soon. Have a lovely day! 🙂

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  • StraightSpine
    Reviewed on Google

    Good crew, good facilities and great service!

    The crew at Challenger clearly care about their jobs and their patients and it reflects in every interaction I have there. My dog has a long-term illness and the team has been nothing but fantastic all around.

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Good Morning, thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate your kind words and we are glad to hear that you are happy with the service provided. Warm Regards, The Team @ Challenger Vets.

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  • Tanya Petrovic
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    Lovely staff, very helpful.

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  • Margie Jasper-Swanson
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    Excellent staff and vet

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hi Margie! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. It is our pleasure to take care of all your fur babies! Have a nice day.

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  • Wayne gathercole
    Reviewed on Google

    Great staff well appointed vet clinic

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hi Wayne,
      Thank you very much for your lovely 5 star review. We appreciate it greatly and are looking forward to seeing Blackie & Salt at their next visit with us! Have a lovely day!

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  • Karen Dawes
    Reviewed on Google

    Caring, gentle and sensitive staff, thankyou for going above and beyond your duty.

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hello Karen,
      Thank you for the lovely review and feedback you have provided to our clinic. We are very sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy Budge and thank you for choosing us to be there with you both during his final moments. We know this is a difficult and challenging time and hope you know you have our full support. We would like to thank you once again Karen, for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

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  • Jason Howkins
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    Absolutely wonderful vet clinic really takes care of your Furbabies and extremely well priced

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hi Jason! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. It is our pleasure to take care of all your fur babies! Have a nice day.

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  • Courtney Whitehead
    Reviewed on Google

    I took my cat in to find out why he is not gaining weight even though he eats a lot.
    In my previous appointment the plan was to do an U/S. I held off to see if the antibiotics and other things helped.
    Unfortunately they haven’t so i went for the U/S.
    Of course they wanted to do bloods but i said after the scan to see if there is anything sinister.
    There was nothing so they proceeded to do that saying they should find something.
    After that and $1100 for just a scan and bloods which is so expensive they said to put him on a drip with potassium.
    $1400 later and no diagnosis for a scan, bloods and a drip with potassium.
    I worked in a vet previously and the costs are so high compared to then.
    I have also worked in standard medicine and it isn’t that high in cost especially when everything is done in house.
    I called the veterinary board and they said every place can charge as they like. They are meant to care but they use your love for your animal to gain money. Many people do not take sick animals to the vet because of the cost.
    Daylight robbery, animals can’t get the care they need because it is so overpriced.
    Vets and nurses are nice but the fees charged are just too much. When you’re already worried about your pet, the bank account is the last thing you need to think about as well. It isn’t only this practice but seems to be happening everywhere. Not sure how you’re expected to carry such high costs.

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Hi Courtney,
      We are sorry you feel unsatisfied with the services we provided and can understand that this is a frustrating situation for you. If a pet comes into us and is unwell, we will offer a range of diagnostics so we can try to find out why the pet is unwell. Unfortunately, not all diagnostics will give us a direct answer, but they do rule out other potential pathology which in itself is an important diagnostic tool. To gain further information we would have needed to proceed to advanced imaging such as CT Scan or MRI at a referral centre.
      We are always up front with our costs and our vets ensure they keep owners up to date with their pet’s progress, and request permission from the owner before running any tests.
      Again, we are sorry we couldn’t get a satisfactory answer for you. We do always strive to provide the best service we can for both owners and pets.

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  • Daryn Bungey
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    My dog spent 3 nights in Challenger Vet following a bad case of pancreatitis and the standard of care from the nurses and vets was outstanding. They made sure she was kept warm and comfortable with really good pain relief for her sore and I was able to come and visit her at anytime and everyone made me feel at ease and welcome. Thanks for taking such good care of her.

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    • Challenger Veterinary Hospital

      Thanks Daryn for your five star review. We really appreciate it! So glad that we were able to help Cookie make a smooth recovery.

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  • Annalise Taylor
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    So caring & kind towards every individual animal & their circumstances. Also very affordable care for your furbabies! Would recommend 😊

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      Hi Annalise, thank you so much for your lovely review! We really appreciate it!

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