Welcome

to the Wendywood Veterinary Hospital.

When your pet is ill, it impacts your whole family. We’re dedicated to providing you the best veterinary medicine to get your pet healthy and active again. Our full diagnostic facilities include laboratory, x-ray and ultrasound equipment. Our fully stocked dispensary and pet supply services are available for you to walk out the door with everything you need to keep your pet healthy and stimulated.

As part of our commitment to provide the highest standard of veterinary care, Wendywood Veterinary Hospital offers grooming and boarding services that help your pet stay healthy and safe in a professional and caring environment. We also offer puppy socialization and training on site to enhance the pet owner experience.

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Puppy Training

Puppy socialisation and kindergarten as well as Basic and Advanced obedience training.

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Pet Boarding

Pet boarding and day care facilities are available on site all year round. Booking required.

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Pet Grooming 

Have your pet groomed by our team of experienced staff under veterinary supervision.

TOO HOT TO HANDLE!

It's getting hot under here!

With summer here and the heat already making it unbearable to be outdoors, spare a thought for your pets and help them cope with the heat.

Consider having your dog shaved this summer to prevent heat-stroke and problematic skin conditions.

Also read: Heat related stress

Much better, thank you xoxo

SIGN UP FOR PUPPY SOCIALISATION

Puppy Socialisation (Kindergarten) is carried out on the practice premises most Saturday mornings under the auspices of Focus Training. Wendywood Veterinary Hospital is the first practice in the country to hold such classes on site. The classes started in 1984 and are still very popular.

The purpose of early socialisation is to teach puppies coping skills, tolerance, obedience and exposure to most inevitabilities in life with positive reinforcement. Puppies should start socialisation classes at 8 weeks old and end at 20 weeks of age.

Also read:
It takes a family to raise a pup
Puppy basic coping skills

Introducing a new cat to a resident cat
There is no guaranteed formula in predicting how a resident cat will respond to the introduction of a new cat. When the idea is first considered one has to understand numerous factors that may play a role in the potential success or failure with the acquisition of a strange cat for an established feline household. … Introducing a new cat to a resident cat Read More »
Introducing a second dog to a single dog household
Often a situation arises where a dog owning family or single pet person decides to introduce a friend for companionship. Reasons may include the readiness of the person in charge to acquire a second responsibility; sometimes a child reaches an age when he/she wants a companion animal of their own; when some people are more … Introducing a second dog to a single dog household Read More »
Acquiring two puppies at the same time
A new pup is one of the most irresistible creatures and experiences imaginable. Only a cold, hard heart does not get all mushy over puppy’s expressions, habits, soft pink puppy pads, puppy breath and the enjoyment of helping the young dog discover its new environment. If one puppy is wonderful then, in theory, two puppies … Acquiring two puppies at the same time Read More »
The Lifestyle of the Modern Pet
The rate at which the human population is expanding in cities throughout the country has created a high density development bonanza. While property developers, architects, architectural designers and builders are reaping the harvest pets are receiving the short end of the stick. There is a clear dichotomy approach from body corporate management committees and tenants … The Lifestyle of the Modern Pet Read More »
It Takes A Family To Raise A Pup
When a family takes on the raising of a puppy it is not a simple process. Puppies are complex, highly impressionable creatures with a very short window period wherein the best possible effects can be engendered in their minds by interactions with all members of the household. Hillary Clinton was quoted as saying that it … It Takes A Family To Raise A Pup Read More »
Hamsters
Hamsters originate from Syria and other parts of the Middle East where their existence is threatened by destruction of their habitat and predation by owls. In the Middle East they are known as the “originator of saddle bags” because of their often distended cheek pouches which are used by hamsters to float on water simply … Hamsters Read More »
How to introduce a new baby to the dogs
Preparing your dog for the eventuality of an introduction to a new baby begins long before baby arrives. It begins when the dog is 8 weeks old and with puppy socialization classes. Any single person contemplating cohabitation and marriage or any established couples who own dogs and hope to have children in the future need … How to introduce a new baby to the dogs Read More »
Establishing Leadership Over A Dog And Modifying Behaviour Without Force
What most people desire is the ability to influence their dogs to eagerly perform acceptable behaviour patterns by showing positive leadership skills without expressing dominance or control over all types of resources. We might want our dog to always come when called. We might want our dog to lie down and remain put until further … Establishing Leadership Over A Dog And Modifying Behaviour Without Force Read More »
Cats are not small dogs
There is an impression that cats are nothing more than small dogs when it comes to the public consideration for nutritional requirements, behaviour and medication. Although cats and dogs are both carnivores, cats are at the highest evolutionary level from a predatory carnivorous diet’s point of view whereas dogs are more versatile as predators and … Cats are not small dogs Read More »
The Geriatric Pet
The advancements in veterinary medicine, the quality of scientifically formulated pet foods, the increase in devoted ownership and modern city dwellings where animals are far more restricted has improved the longevity of companion animals to the extent that geriatric care has become a major aspect of veterinary science where proactive senior programmes are in place … The Geriatric Pet Read More »
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Telephone: 011 802 1164/5

Address:
90 Cavendish Street
Cnr Western Service Road
Wendywood
Sandton

PO Box 178, Wendywood, 2144

Hours:
Monday – Friday:
Reception8am – 6pm
Consulting: 
8am – 12pm and 3pm – 6pm (First come first served)
House Calls
 by appointment or in Emergency, at a fee.
Saturday:
8am – 12pm
Sunday and Public Holidays:
10am – 12pm

Emergency numbers out of normal consulting hours:

Fourways: 011 705 3411
Bryanston: 011 706 6023
Ridgemall: 011 792 6442
Parklands: 011 788 4748