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

Puppy Basic Coping Skills
Every puppy and every pup owner should complete a basic course of training so that the ten to sixteen year relationship is based on mutual understanding, meaningful communication and the animal has the required life skills to render it a socially acceptable companion. If puppy owners are not informed about socialization, obedience and the correct … Puppy Basic Coping Skills Read More »
How to make the driveway safe for dogs
Learn how to make the driveway safe for dogs and cats. The design of modern homes allows for driveways to be a dog’s main limited visual access to the outside world. The gate, whether manual or electronic, forms the highly prized territorial boundary for the confined canines, particularly valuable to unsterilised, untrained, territorial male dogs. … How to make the driveway safe for dogs 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 »
Pets best suited for high density dwellings
Pets best suited for living in townhouse, cluster complexes, apartments. The steady progressive contemporary migration of people into high-density dwellings over the past four to five decades for reasons of practicality, security, economics and spatial deprivation due to the human population explosion has caused the demise of certain dog breeds from the popularity poll and has … Pets best suited for high density dwellings Read More »
The Rabbit – An exotic pet with behaviour problems
The rabbit is a species which has, traditionally, been regarded as a suitable pet for children. The rabbit has subsequently proved to be accepted and appreciated by all ages and has even been utilized as a therapeutic tool in institutions for humans with depression. Rabbits have increased in popularity in certain countries and in certain … The Rabbit – An exotic pet with behaviour problems 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 »
Can you handle your dog?
One of the basic ingredients for a positive owner-dog relationship recipe is compatibility. Being able to handle your dog. This implies a broader concept and application of being in harmony with the type of environment, other animals on the property and suitability for the lifestyle of the people affected. There are an alarming percentage of people … Can you handle your dog? Read More »
Dogs Eating and Begging at the Table
It will always remain a sensitive personal and social issue when dogs are found loitering around, begging or eating at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table. As recent as five decades ago it was almost unheard of to encounter animals in the house unless it was a caged bird, reptile or a fish in a … Dogs Eating and Begging at the Table Read More »
Canine Car Companion
There are numerous considerations when travelling around with your canine companion in your vehicle –it could be a prized pooch as a passenger in a Porsche or a “brakkie” locked up at the back of a bakkie. Not all dogs take readily to riding in a car. Some can be violently ill from car sickness … Canine Car Companion Read More »
Sounds sensitive hounds
Sound sensitivity is one of the most alarming phobias experienced by dogs and their owners. How far back in the modern human-animal relationship this goes, no one knows. Although dogs have an incredible hearing ability involving pitch and distance it is disconcerting that they develop life-threatening panic disorders from certain sounds. It is unexpected and … Sounds sensitive hounds 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