Puppy School

Julie and Donna are now running puppy classes on Thursday evenings.

The positive reward-based methods we use are fun, kind and proven to be the most effective way of training your dog.

We aim to take each puppy on a four week course at the end of which they will have learned essential socialisation skills. We will also advise you on how to teach her not to jump up, how not to run off and the best way of house training. Our Vet Nurse training means we can also give appropriate and impartial advice over a wide range of health issues that can crop up in the first few months of a puppies life.

Class sizes are deliberately kept small so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You can call us on 020 8977 3955 or pop into the clinic for more information.

Vet4Life officially open!

Gyles Brandreth entertained the crowd with witty anecdotes about his posh poodle called Phydeaux at the opening of Vet4life in Teddington. Many thanks to everyone who came and of course Gyles

Top 5 Dog Walks in Teddington

deer-in-parkWe put our heads together this morning and came up with our favourite 5 places to take our dogs for a walk around Teddington.

The Riverside

In our opinion the Thames is the most beautiful place to walk your k9 friends and is right on everyones doorstep. My favorite Stretch is between Richmond bridge passing Ham House untill you reach Teddington Lock. Starting your walk at either end, at the pubs in Teddington or a dog friendly cafe at Richmond Bridge. Its a great place to walk with lots of interesting things for you and your dog athough watch out for the tides, cyclists and be prepared for mud. Continue Reading

Gyles Brandreth to open Vet4Life

Gyles brandreth has kindly agreed to step in and open Vet4Life on Friday 18th March at 11am after Dr Vince Cable cancelled because of his ministerial commitments. We are of course delighted to have Gyles with us on our official opening day especially as to us he is known not for his jumpers, books, afterdiner speaking, politics or even televeision presenting but for his deep affection for moggies!

Official Opening

Vet4Life will celebrate on March 18th @11 am with an official opening ceremony. It will be a great chance for anyone to come and meet the staff and have a look around the clinic. We will be serving brunch, handing out balloons and other goodies. We also have a very special guest to open the clinic. Please come along and lend your support.

Spring Wildlife

The mornings are getting lighter and there is no longer the chill in the air for the whole day. Is spring just around the corner?

Very shortly there will be many fledgelings, young squirrels and other baby animals joining us. It is also a time when many are brought into the veterinary clinic for attention or because they are lost. It is sad to see baby animals looking lost but very often their parents are near-by and will be looking after them. We would therefore advise, that on the whole, they are left to sort things our themselves. It is very rare that a very young animal, brought into the clinic, can be given the specialist care and diet a parent is able to provide and they sadly, often, do not survive the night. In the case where an animal is obviously in distress or pain then we are here to take care of them and please give the clinic a call. There are also a few excellent charities who specialise in caring for wildlife, we are in regular contact with them and often able to transfer any needy cases to receive specialist care and attention.

Leaving work yesterday I saw a young Vixen cross the road in front of me on Teddington High Street. She had a slight limp on one of her legs but otherwise seemed to be in good condition. She was however, so bold and completely unbothered by my presence, just a couple of meters away. It was lovely to see nature and wildlife close up. I wanted to get a photo but as luck would have it the batteries ran out on my phone. It may still be a while before I win the Wildlife photographer of the year award!  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/category.do?category=9&group=1

Phones at last!

Our phone line has been installed. The telephone number is 0208 977 3955

Please use this number during the day and for out of hours emergency information

Still not phones but great first week!

We had a superb first week and I am looking forward to the next load of interesting cases that this week will bring. Maybe we can start to use the new x-ray machine or start doing some key-hole surgery?

The phones will be installed 9th February and we can then start getting word out about who we are where we are are how to get in touch with us!

See you soon

Ian

We’re open

After 6 months of hard work and planning I have finally opened the doors to 160 High Street Teddington, also know as Vet4Life.  I am so pleased with what has been achieved and I am really proud of the other staff members I have working with me. I know we are going to deliver on our promise of excellence of care for patients and customers alike. Now all I have to do is get my head around the accounts and I will be able to go to bed!

Ian

Open Monday

The floor is down, the paint is nearly dry and we can start to get the clinic ready for Monday. There is quite a bit to do over the next couple of days and it is mostly cleaning. There are still no telephone lines which is a real disappointment….. and no sign for the outside of the building…… and no consult room tables….. etc. etc. However, we will be open and ready and smiling!