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

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 »
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 »
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 »
Disease Prevention in Aviaries
In order to prevent disease and death amongst birds kept under high density in aviaries the aviculturist needs to understand certain basic principles of how the avian species falls ill and the best way to prevent such tragedies. People can spread disease to birds in aviaries by carrying the infection directly from an infected bird, … Disease Prevention in Aviaries 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 »
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 »
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 »
Heat-related stress with pet dogs
When a subject such as heat-related stress is raised, concerning companion animals, one has to specify and confirm that the heat referred to is by no means the attractiveness of a bitch in season, or oestrus, towards the dog. The heat alluded to in this article is related to the exposure of the pet dog … Heat-related stress with pet dogs Read More »
How to introduce dogs to each other
Owning more than one dog is regarded as pack ownership. More than one dog in the pack automatically creates an instinctive hierarchy system where rules of leadership come in to play. Dominance may be exhibited in the forms of territoriality, resources, food, socialization and “top dog” status. These categories may be all controlled by one … How to introduce dogs to each other 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 »
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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