Why Choose Our Veterinary Practice 

Animals First Veterinary Hospital caters to a range of small animals species.  The hospital was established in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare in April 2005.  We have a highly qualified staff that provides over 30 years experience between them.

We know as well as anyone that you consider your pet to be a member of your family, which is why the team at Animals First Veterinary Hospital work hard to provide the very best veterinary services.

So, if you are seeking treatment or advice for your pet, please contact us at 045 480 478




When you walk into Animals First Veterinary Hospital, you will be greeted by Puschkie, and sometimes Harvey and Bijoux our in house cats.  You can browse our retail area.  We supply a variety of items for pampered pets.



During a consultation, we need to get a complete history, particularly if your pet is ill.  WE will give your pet a check up.  This includes examining the mouth, eyes, and ears, listening to the heart and lungs, and taking the temperature.



We a have purpose built grooming parlour to make your pets looking beautiful!  The hydraulic grooming table is easy for dogs to step onto and allows dogs to walk into the bath.  When your dog is in for a grooming, we clean their ears, clip their nails, and give them a check up.  All dogs are brushed and dematted before being washed.  We use different shampoos and conditioners, depending on the quality of the coat. 



Pictured above is our Xray table and an xray from a dog with hip dysplasia.  The type of machine that we have ia called a Bucky table.  This allows us to position our patient, then move the table to allow us to take an xray.  Xrays are an excellent diagnostic tool because they allow us to visualise both soft tissue and bone.  Using xray, and sometimes special dye, we can detect fractures, arthritis, foreign bodies, bladder/kidney stones, tumours, and many more diseases.  The automatic xray processor develops an xray in approximately 2 minutes! 


We perform ultrasound scans at Animals First.  We mainly use ultrasound to investigate heart disease, abdominal problems, and pregnancy diagnosis. Ultrasound is non-invasive, yet it allows us to visualise and take measurements of the organs.  It can also show tumours that are located within the substance of the liver, spleen, intestines, kidneys, heart, and bladder.



We have a modern surgery suite equipped with a hydraulic tilt table for positioning patients for surgery, gas anaesthetic machine, and an anaesthetic monitor.  During surgery, animals are connected to the anaesthetic machine through a tube that goes into their trachea.  It supplies the animal with oxygen and aneasthetic.  The anaesthetic monitor measures the ECG, heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen saturation of the blood. 


Unit C, Block 8
Link Business Park
Co Kildare
Tel: 045 480 478
Fax: 045 480 481
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