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

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Animal Behaviour Charlatans
Over the past three decades there has been an emergence of a wide variety of animal behaviour and animal-related charlatans. There used to be a national roving dog psychologist who diagnosed every behaviour disorder of dogs to be attributed to hunger. If a dog chased motor cars it was hungry. If a dog bit children … Animal Behaviour Charlatans Read More »
The Behavioural Effects and Health Benefits of Castrating Dogs
Castration is the same surgical procedure as neutering or sterilization where both testes are removed. In technical terms it is referred to as an orchidectomy and is a minor operation carried out only by a qualified veterinarian, under general anaesthetic, under strict aseptic conditions. The basic principle of this technique is to remove 99% of … The Behavioural Effects and Health Benefits of Castrating Dogs Read More »
Dogs That Pull And Lunge On Leash
It has often been found humorous, yet disconcerting, by people in-the-know watching a dog take its owner for a walk. It is also found to be humorous by ignorant pet owners when they see dogs lunging and dragging their owner at great speed across the pavement or park. It is often commented as to who … Dogs That Pull And Lunge On Leash Read More »
Phobic Dogs And The Owners’ Roll
An alarming percentage of city dog owners complain to veterinarians regularly about the phobic panic behaviour exhibited by their pets during thunderstorms and fireworks displays. Thunderstorms are obviously the most severe and frequent in the highveld region and fireworks will never be banned due to economic reasons and the pleasure it affords certain people. Fireworks … Phobic Dogs And The Owners’ Roll 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 »
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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