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

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 »
How to manage food and feeding dogs
Carnivores may be cooperative hunters but are certainly not cooperative feeders. There are no friends where food is concerned. Take any two dogs on the planet, place them in a confined area, offer them food and one will be in control and the other will back off. There is an immediate hierarchy switch-on that remains … How to manage food and feeding dogs Read More »
Pet Urban Legends
Mutt myths and feline fables abound in society. Are urban legends so mysterious and anthropomorphic that they are accepted as gospel above scientific proof? It seems so easy for people to believe nonsense above common sense, imagination above natural evidence, lay people above professionals. Some of the more common myths need to be shared with … Pet Urban Legends Read More »
What Dog Owners Do to Make Their Pets Aggressive
There is one characteristic that prevails with canine aggression and that is people lack the knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with dogs. The constant miscommunication is unfortunate considering that man has lived alongside their canine companions for more than twelve thousand years. Although humans are regarded having superior intellect, this concept falls completely by … What Dog Owners Do to Make Their Pets Aggressive Read More »
Teaching Pets Life Skills
Puppy socialization classes has been in the media and on the lips of everyone involved in canine activities for over two decades. While those pet owners who fail to socialize, let alone train, their dogs live their lives expounding excuses for their animals’ unruly, unpredictable and unsociable behaviour – and they will, out of sheer … Teaching Pets Life Skills 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 »
Pigs may be Disgruntled but cannot be taken for Grunted
Pigs, as individuals and as a species, have an enormous number of people and cultures who detest them or adore them. While most pigs are observed from a distance and there is a common slanted social tenet that they relish being in muck and mud such as being as happy as a pig in mud … Pigs may be Disgruntled but cannot be taken for Grunted 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 »
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 »
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 »
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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