Welcome to Fairview Veterinary Hospital. We look forward to seeing you and your pet over the coming years.

Fairview Veterinary Hospital was set up in 1974 by Michael Tuite snr MRCVS, and for the last 40 years has been providing top quality veterinary care to our clients on the Northside of Dublin and beyond.

Emergencies

In the unfortunate event that your pet needs veterinary care outside of our opening hours, please call the Pet Emergency Hospital, UCD, Belfield on 01 2609920.  This is a dedicated facility which will provide comprehensive emergency care for your pet.  A minimum of one experienced vet and veterinary nurse are available on site at all times, ensuring your pet is attended to throughout the night.  If necessary your pet will return to our care the next morning, or may be discharged and seen at a later date.  
Please note; a deposit of €200 will always be required.  If the amount charged is less than that, the difference will be refunded in the morning.  

 

Insurance

Pet insurance is an insurance policy which would pay out in the event your pet is sick or injured. Just like any insurance policy there will be an excess to pay per condition per year. There are lots of cover options and you should shop around for the best value but do take care to read the small print. “Cover for life” is important as this ensures the policy will refresh every year and still cover any problems your pet may have.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday:
    9:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 19:30
  • Saturday:
    10:30 - 14:00
  • Sunday/Bank Holiday:
    10:30 - 11:00 ( Emergencies only )
  • Please phone for appointment.
    Car parking available at rear.

Contact Us

  • (01) 833 8217 or (01) 853 5295
  • In case of Emergency:
    Pet Emergency Hosptial, UCD 01- 2609920
  • By Email:
    fairviewvet@gmail.com

What you need to know about caring for your new pet.

  • Vaccinations

    We recommend a yearly booster vaccination and health check which will ensure that your pet remains protected against the most common viral causes of disease; parvovirus, canine hepatitis, parainfluenza, distemper and leptospirosis for dogs, cat flu, infectious enteritis and feline leukaemia for cats and myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease for rabbits.

    Worming

    Parasitic worms can be harmful to animals and may also pose a serious health risk to people. Possible disease effects in humans include blindness and epilepsy, although this is rare. Children are most vulnerable.

    During walks in the park or even your garden, roundworms, tapeworms (transmitted by fleas), whipworm and hookworm may all cause problems. If your dog likes to lick or eat snails and slugs they may be susceptible to lungworm infection.

    We recommend using a broad spectrum wormer every 3-4 months throughout your pets adult life in order to reduce their worm burden. If your cat is a prolific hunter then monthly worming is recommended.

  • Fleas

    Fleas are tiny wingless insects which feed on blood from your pet. Their bite is very irritating to pets and may also allow the transmission of tapeworms. Adult fleas on your pet represent only 5% of the total flea population. The other 95% consists of the immature stages of the flea life cycle which infest your pets environment bedding, carpets, furniture, car seats etc. They are most active in warm temperatures summer months and houses with central heating.

    Regular vacuuming and washing your pets bedding can help, but as the larvae are mobile and tend to move away from light, remember to vacuum everywhere.

    We advise using a regular spot-on treatment on the back of your pets neck. This provides continuous protection for your pet from fleas and kills the adult flea within 24-48hrs of feeding from your pet. Ask us for further advice.

    Microchipping

    Microchipping is a means of permanently identifying your pet. A small electronic chip is implanted behind your pets neck via injection. This chip has a barcoded number unique to your pet and allows him/her to be identified if lost or stolen. This can be done at any stage from 6 weeks of age. Neutering is a good opportunity to have your pet microchipped without him/her realising!

  • Feeding

    In general, dry food is healthier for your pet. Some advantages of this include the need to feed less (meaning less to clear up later!!) and assistance with dental hygiene ( crunching action helps clean teeth). Dry food is usually more economical than canned food and tends to have a more pleasant odour. Hills, Royal Canin and Burns are all brands which we have had success with. Whatever food you choose, remember to feed according to the guidelines on the pack as it is very easy to give your hungry pet a little too much!

    Dental Care

    Just like us, our pets teeth accumulate a build up of soft plaque which hardens to form tartar over time. Plaque and tartar harbour bacteria which can cause bad breath, gum disease and may even cause permanent teeth to become painful and fall out. With our pets now living longer lives, dental care is becoming an ever more important part of your pets healthcare.

    We can remove plaque and tartar and extract teeth where necessary under general anaesthetic, however anaesthetics always carry a risk and prevention is better than cure. Gradually get your pet used to having their teeth brushed. You can use a childrens soft toothbrush and water, brushing the outside of the teeth only daily. Dental chews and dry food are helpful but do not clean below the gum line where most pet dental problems occur.

New Puppy

Congratulations on your new arrival! We hope that you and your new pet will have many healthy years of fun ahead of you. Here are some tips to help you both get started.

Training Reminder

Dont forget the two main areas of puppy training.

  1. The Handling Exercises rubbing massaging and handling the toes, the ears, the tail and the tummy, cleaning your pets eyes daily with some cotton wool soaked with warm water, and handling the mouth when brushing the teeth.
  2. The Sit Command How do I get my owners attention? I sit down Create a pattern of behaviour fifty times a day! Dont forget to use a visual cue and try the Invisible dog trick!

Vaccinations

A vaccination regime will start from 6 weeks of age and end from 10 weeks. During this time it is very important that they remain in a disease free environment. Once the initial vaccination course is complete, your dog should visit us yearly to have a booster vaccination and health check which will ensure that your pet remains protected against the most common viral causes of disease. If you intend to board your pet in kennels at any time during the year a separate Kennel Cough vaccination is advised.

Worming

Parasitic worms can be harmful to animals and may also pose a serious health risk to people.

Almost all puppies have roundworms present from about 2 weeks of age which can cause lethargy, bloating, diarrhoea and weight loss. Possible disease effects in humans include blindness and epilepsy, although this is rare. Children are most vulnerable.

We advise worming your new puppy every 2 weeks until they are 12 weeks of age, then monthly until 6 months of age.

Worms may also infect adult dogs. During walks in the park or even your garden, roundworms, tapeworms (transmitted by fleas), whipworm and hookworm may all cause problems. If your pet likes to lick or eat snails and slugs they may be susceptible to lungworm infection.

We recommend using a broad spectrum wormer every 3-4 months throughout your pets’ adult life in order to reduce their worm burden.

Fleas

Fleas are tiny wingless insects which feed on blood from your pet. Their bite is very irritating to pets and may also allow the transmission of tapeworms. Adult fleas on your pet represent only 5% of the total flea population. The other 95% consists of the immature stages of the flea life cycle which infest your pets’ environment bedding, carpets, furniture, car seats etc. They are most active in warm temperatures summer months and houses with central heating.

Regular vacuuming and washing your pet’s bedding can help, but as the larvae are mobile and tend to move away from light, remember to vacuum everywhere.

We advise using a regular “spot-on” treatment on the back of your pets’ neck. This provides continuous protection for your pet from fleas and kills the adult flea within 24-48hrs of feeding from your pet.

Microchipping

Microchipping is a means of permanently identifying your pet. A small electronic chip is implanted behind your pets’ neck via injection. This chip has a barcoded number unique to your pet and allows him/her to be identified if lost or stolen. This can be done at any stage from 6 weeks of age. Neutering is a good opportunity to have your pet microchipped without him/her realising!

Feeding

Deciding what to feed your new puppy can be a mind-boggling experience! Find out what your new arrival has been eating previously even if you don’t expect to stick with that food it is a good idea to continue feeding some of the old food as you gradually introduce the new one. This should help to ease any stress-induced upset tummies in the first few days.

In general, dry food is healthier for your puppy. Some advantages of this include the need to feed less (meaning less to clear up later!!) and assistance with dental hygiene ( crunching action helps clean teeth). Dry food is usually more economical than canned food and tends to have a more pleasant odour. Hills, Royal Canin and Burns are all brands which we have had success with. Whatever food you choose, remember to feed according to the guidelines on the pack as it is very easy to give your hungry puppy a little too much!

Neutering

Neutering is the term used for the surgical removal of the male or female reproductive organs.

Females are generally neutered (spayed) at approximately 6 months of age, before they have their first season. For larger breeds of dog it may be beneficial to spay after the first season, please discuss this with us if you are concerned. In addition to preventing pregnancy, spaying greatly reduces the incidence of mammary cancer and prevents womb infections and ovarian cancer.

Males are neutered (castrated) from approximately 10 months of age. Neutering male dogs prevents testicular cancer, greatly reduces the incidence of prostatic problems and peri-anal tumours in later life, reduces territorial marking and aggression and reduces wandering behaviour.

Socialisation

Socialisation is vital to your pet in order to prepare him/her for their new life with you. Washing machines, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, buggies and traffic noises and present a daunting experience for your puppy, so it is important to slowly but regularly introduce them to as many different situations as possible, ideally before they are 12 weeks of age.

Introductions to other animals and people, other than those already in your home is also critical so that he/she learns how to interact with different people and pets. It is a good idea to enrol in some local puppy classes which will also give you some good tips on behaviour and training. Your puppy should have had all his/her vaccinations before starting such classes.

Dental Care

Your new puppy likely has brilliant white sharp teeth! These are their baby teeth and will gradually fall out and be replaced by larger, permanent adult teeth during their first year.

Just like us, puppies and dogs’ teeth accumulate a build up of soft plaque which hardens to form tartar over time. Plaque and tartar harbour bacteria which can cause bad breath, gum disease and may even cause permanent teeth to become painful and fall out. With our pets now living longer lives, dental care is becoming an ever more important part of your pets’ healthcare.

We can remove plaque and tartar and extract teeth where necessary under general anaesthetic, however anaesthetics always carry a risk and prevention is better than cure. Now is a good time to get your puppy used to having their teeth brushed. You can use a childrens’ soft toothbrush and water, brushing the outside of the teeth only daily. Dental chews and dry food are helpful but do not clean below the gum line where most pet dental problems occur.

Insurance

Pet insurance is an insurance policy which would pay out in the event your pet is sick or injured. Just like any insurance policy there will be an excess to pay per condition per year. There are lots of cover options and you should shop around for the best value but do take care to read the small print. “Cover for life” is important as this ensures the policy will refresh every year and still cover any problems your pet may have.

New Kitten

Congratulations on your new arrival! We hope that you and your new pet will have many healthy years of fun ahead of you. Here are some tips to help you both get started.

Training Reminder

Don t forget the two main areas of kitten socialisation.

  1. The Handling Exercises rubbing massaging and handling the toes, the ears, the tail and the tummy, cleaning your pets eyes daily with some cotton wool soaked with warm water, and handling the mouth when brushing the teeth.
  2. The Sit Command How do I get my owners attention? I sit down Create a pattern of behaviour fifty times a day! Don t forget to use a visual cue and try the Invisible cat trick!

Vaccinations

A vaccination regime can start from 9 weeks of age and end from 12 weeks. During this time it is very important that they remain in a disease free environment. Once the initial vaccination course is complete, your cat should visit us yearly to have a booster vaccination and health check which will ensure that your pet remains protected against the most common viral causes of disease. For indoor cats we recommend the cat flu vaccine which protects against Feline Calicivirus, Feline Herpesvirus type 1 and Feline Panleucopaenia virus. If your cat is going to be outdoors regularly then we would advise additionally vaccinating him/her against Feline Leukaemia Virus. All of the above can be administered as one injection.

Worming

Parasitic worms can be harmful to animals and may also pose a serious health risk to people.

Almost all kittens have roundworms present from about 2 weeks of age which can cause lethargy, bloating, diarrhoea and weight loss. Possible disease effects in humans include blindness and epilepsy, although this is rare. Children are most vulnerable.

We advise worming your new kitten every 2 weeks until they are 12 weeks of age, then monthly until 6 months of age.

Worms may also infect adult cats. Digging in your garden and during hunting trips, roundworms, tapeworms (transmitted by fleas), whipworm and hookworm may all cause problems.

We recommend using a broad spectrum wormer every 3-4 months throughout your pets’ adult life in order to reduce their worm burden. If your cat is a successful hunter then monthly worming is recommended.

Fleas

Fleas are tiny wingless insects which feed on blood from your pet. Their bite is very irritating to pets and may also allow the transmission of tapeworms. Adult fleas on your pet represent only 5% of the total flea population. The other 95% consists of the immature stages of the flea life cycle which infest your pets’ environment bedding, carpets, furniture, car seats etc. They are most active in warm temperatures summer months and houses with central heating.

Regular vacuuming and washing your pet’s bedding can help, but as the larvae are mobile and tend to move away from light, remember to vacuum everywhere.

We advise using a regular “spot-on” treatment on the back of your pets’ neck. This provides continuous protection for your pet from fleas and kills the adult flea within 24-48hrs of feeding from your pet. Remember that cat and dog fleas can jump from one species to the other so all furry household members should be treated!

Microchipping

Microchipping is a means of permanently identifying your pet. A small electronic chip is implanted behind your pets’ neck via injection. This chip has a barcoded number unique to your pet and allows him/her to be identified if lost or stolen. This can be done at any stage from 6 weeks of age. Neutering is a good opportunity to have your pet microchipped without him/her realising!

Feeding

Deciding what to feed your new kitten can be a mind-boggling experience! Find out what your new arrival has been eating previously even if you don’t expect to stick with that food it is a good idea to continue feeding some of the old food as you gradually introduce the new one. This should help to ease any stress-induced upset tummies in the first few days.

In general, dry food is healthier for your kitten. Some advantages of this include the need to feed less (meaning less to clear up later!!) and assistance with dental hygiene ( crunching action helps clean teeth). Dry food is usually more economical than canned food and tends to have a more pleasant odour. Hills, Royal Canin and Burns are all brands which we have had success with. Whatever food you choose, remember to feed according to the guidelines on the pack as it is very easy to give your hungry kitten a little too much!

Neutering

Neutering is the term used for the surgical removal of the male or female reproductive organs.

Females are generally neutered (spayed) at approximately 5 months of age, which is around the time they will have their first season. In addition to preventing pregnancy, spaying greatly reduces the incidence of malignant mammary tumours and prevents womb infections along with ovarian cancer.

Males are neutered (castrated) also from 5 months of age. Neutering male cats prevents testicular cancer, reduces territorial marking and aggression and reduces wandering behaviour. It also means your cat is a lot less likely to contract Feline Immunodeficiency Virus ( Feline Aids) and Feline Leukaemia Virus.

Socialisation

Socialisation is vital to your pet in order to prepare him/her for their new life with you. Washing machines, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, buggies and traffic noises and present a daunting experience for your kitten, so it is important to slowly but regularly introduce them to as many different situations as possible.

Introductions to other animals and people, other than those already in your home are also critical so that he/she learns how to interact with different people and pets.

Dental Care

Your new kitten likely has brilliant white sharp teeth! These are their baby teeth and will gradually fall out and be replaced by larger, permanent adult teeth during their first year.

Just like us, cats’ teeth accumulate a build up of soft plaque which hardens to form tartar over time. Plaque and tartar harbour bacteria which can cause bad breath, gum disease and may even cause permanent teeth to become painful and fall out. With our pets now living longer lives, dental care is becoming an ever more important part of your pets’ healthcare.

We can remove plaque and tartar and extract teeth where necessary under general anaesthetic, however anaesthetics always carry a risk and prevention is better than cure. Now is a good time to get your kitten used to having their teeth brushed. You can use a childrens soft toothbrush and water, brushing the outside of the teeth only daily. Dental chews and dry food are helpful but do not clean below the gum line where most pet dental problems occur.

Insurance

Pet insurance is an insurance policy which would pay out in the event your pet is sick or injured. Just like any insurance policy there will be an excess to pay per condition per year. There are lots of cover options and you should shop around for the best value but do take care to read the small print. “Cover for life” is important as this ensures the policy will refresh every year and still cover any problems your pet may have.

 

 

Our Services

    • Routine Services

    • Consultations
    • Vaccinations
    • Microchipping
    • Dental descaling
    • Dental extractions
    • Pet passports
    • Weight management programs
    • Rabies Vaccination
    • New Kittens / Puppies
    • Ear Cleaning
    • Parasite Control
    • Behavioural management
    • Pet euthanasia & Cremation
    • Individual Cremations
    • Prescription Diets Hills and Royal Canin.
    • Surgical Services

    • Neutering / Spaying of cats and dogs
    • Neutering / Castration of cats and dogs
    • Neutering of rabbits and Guinea Pigs
    • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Cruciate ligament repair
    • Abdominal surgery
    • Soft tissue surgery
    • Eye Surgery
    • Ear Surgery
    • Tumour Management
    • Wound Management and Reconstruction
    • Surgical referral
    • Diagnostic Services

    • Haematology & Biochemistry Blood Testing
    • Serology Blood screening
    • Pregnancy Testing
    • Feline Geriatric Screening
    • Canine Geriatric Screening
    • Radiology
    • Ultrasound
    • Immunology screening and Vaccination
    • Dermatology
    • Blood pressure measurement
    • Chemotherapy Protocols

The Cattery

We have a small boarding facility for cats only. It is run and maintained to the highest standards by qualified veterinary nursing staff.

As it is a small facility we recommend only short stays of no greater than two weeks.

All cats booked into the cattery must have up to date vaccinations and have their vaccination records.

All cats for boarding must be neutered and pretreated for fleas and worms.

Cats on medication are welcome, however there may be a surcharge, let us know on admission.

 

 

 

Where to find us

13 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3
  • (01) 833 8217 / (01) 853 5295 (01) 853 5295
  • After Hour (Emergencies) Pet Emergency Hosptial, UCD 01- 2609920
  • fairviewvet@gmail.com

Parking is available around the back of the practice on Windsor Avenue.

To get directions, use the Directions feature on our Google Map or:

From Philipsburg Avenue:

Take a left at Fairview Church drive past the front of Fairview Veterinary Hospital take the first left after the traffic lights onto Fairview Avenue Lower then take the left onto Fairview terrace and then take the first left onto Windsor Avenue Continue to the bottom of Windsor avenue and our car park is situated on the left hand side with large green gates.

From Malahide Road / Clontarf Road:

Turn into Fairview with Fairview park on your Left hand side Indicate to the right at the steel footbridge into the right turning lane at Smyths pub - take the Right turn onto Fairview Avenue Lower then take the left onto Fairview terrace and then take the first left onto Windsor Avenue Continue to the bottom of Windsor avenue and our car park is situated on the left hand side with large green gates.

From Town / North Strand Road:

Crossing over Annesley Bridge Indicate to the left at the next traffic lights at Edges Corner go through lights and take the first Left onto Fairview Avenue Lower - then take the left onto Fairview terrace and then take the first left onto Windsor Avenue Continue to the bottom of Windsor avenue and our car park is situated on the left hand side with large green gates.