From the beginning…

IMG_0765Foothills Animal Hospital opened in April 2013 Drs Nathan Mannix and Nicole Laurence wanted to create a state-of-the-art vet hospital that was pet, family and environmentally friendly. Nicole and Nathan formed a partnership to turn the vision into reality. With 30 years of international veterinary experience between them they were full of enthusiasm to bring the ideas to Armadale and the surrounding suburbs. Their key point of difference was to create a place that was able to deliver truly personalised veterinary care in partnership with the owners. Every aspect of the hospital design took into account not only the animals but also their owners, their families and the Foothills Animal Hospital team members.  How the clients felt when they entered the building and how comfortable their pet was during the examination and the hospital stay were paramount considerations. With these things in mind, they designed the building.

outdoor consult shade sailThe hospital is located in central Armadale opposite the shops on the corner of Church Avenue and Thomas Street. The building is designed to the highest environmental standards – a special external wall system, Masterwall, keeps the hospital insulated and energy efficient. Large windows are throughout the building which bring the outdoors in. The light makes it relaxing and beautiful place for staff and clients alike. Some other unique design features  included were the outdoor consulting garden with a water feature for dogs; native gardens with locally make sculptures; a locally crafted recycled jarrah reception desk and pet food shelving; inbuilt monitoring cameras in the patient care areas so the vets could monitor their patients off-site during the night. 

IMG_0931Foothills Animal Hospital started with Nicole and Nathan as the primary vets supported by 3 nurses. In 2017 they now have a team of five vets and ten nurses supporting the ever growing “Foothills Family” of patients that keep coming in the door.

Nathan and Nicole also want to work with the local community and give back by supporting local schools and sporting clubs with sponsorship. Foothills Animal Hospital is also a member of Business IMG_0936Armadale. In 2015 they were recognised for their achievements and were awarded Start-up Business of the Year Award and also the  Innovation Award.  In 2017 Nathan and Nicole continue to strive to deliver the best care in the best possible way. They are expanding the service they provide to Pet Rescue Organisations and have recently acquired their Cat Friendly Accreditation.