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!

150 Litres of Paint!

We are nearly there: Gary Smith (if you ever need a great builder let me know) and his team have been working round the clock to get things finished and up to scratch. Huge amounts of effort time and about 150 litres of paint will go into making this clinic a real pleasure to work in and a great place for the care of your pets.

It feels like everything is coming together but the opening date of 31st January 2011 looming ever closer! With many important things such as bank accounts and telephone systems still to be completed, I am sure I am in for a few long and hard days work to get it ready on time

Congratulations to all the winners

The prize draw went ahead one day later than planned. An emergency at work (Shepperton Veterinary Clinic) delayed everything so today seemed a much better day to make the draws. The main winners have been emailed and I will contact everyone in the next couple of weeks to let them know their prizes. Well done everyone!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year.
Ianthevet!