Ark Angel Vet

Caring for the pets of Perth for over 40 years

A little about me

My mission is to to provide a service that enables end of life care, including euthanasia, with as little stress as possible for pets and for their families.

Having euthanised my own pets at various times throughout my life, I know firsthand how difficult it is for dedicated and loving pet owners when it comes to the decision making, the process and the grief that follows.

I was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia from Italian parents. During my childhood I lived on a small farm where I helped to look after dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, peacocks, guinea fowls, pigeons and rabbits. I remember being interested in science and medicine from an early age, but around the age of 10, I decided that I was going to study veterinary medicine instead of human medicine.

I graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Biology and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery in 1980. From 1980 to 1981, I worked in various veterinary hospitals and clinics around Perth before opening my first mixed animal practice in Jandakot in 1981. Due to Perth’s rapid growth and a subsequent increase in pet ownership, I opened my second small animal practice in 1994. In 2011 I started Western Suburbs Mobile Vet, which is a home-based consultation service dedicated to all people with pets living in the Perth Western Suburbs.

In 2021 I started Ark Angel Vet to provide peaceful home-based euthanasia for pets in the Perth Metro area. I am continuously modifying the home euthanasia process, and it is my passion to make it an honourable and respectful experience for pets and for their families.

Dr. Patrick