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

The hierarchy system of dogs
Dogs live in a linear hierarchy system similar to army rankings or the human caste system of certain cultures. Dogs are, instinctively, not adapted to the democratic approach meted out by most pet owners. Doting animal lovers feel that all their dogs should be treated equally because “shame” why pat the one and not the … The hierarchy system of dogs 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 »
Principles Of Home-Schooling Dogs
In the enormous number of behaviour consultations I attend to on a monthly basis the majority of the problems in pets is based on the lack of structured schooling in the early impressionable years which is eight to twenty weeks in a puppy. Any canine lacking social skills will develop a multitude of behaviour disorders … Principles Of Home-Schooling Dogs 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 »
Much Ado About Nothing
From the experiences and perspectives of reputable canine obedience instructors, animal behaviourists and veterinary ethologists one of the most difficult messages to communicate to dog owners as a basic rule of human-canine interaction is to do nothing! The inherent inability for people to learn to do nothing is a clear indication that most humans do … Much Ado About Nothing 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 »
Pets As Social Catalysts
Very few people fail to respond in an emotional way to the approach, presence or playful antics of a friendly companion animal. An interesting social phenomenon is the effect pet animals frequently have on the social communication between two or more people. Pets have the ability to act as ‘social facilitators’ often helping to initiate … Pets As Social Catalysts 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 »
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 »
Bitchiness (Rivalry between female dogs is very serious business!)
The conflict between two rival bitches meets all the definitions that this term, bitchiness,  describes which is being “bad-tempered” or “spiteful”. Although this word does not exist in the Oxford dictionary it is used as a household, sometimes derogatory, term in human society and would be anthropomorphic in its true definition if referred to as … Bitchiness (Rivalry between female dogs is very serious business!) 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