Opening Hours

Churton Park:
Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday & stat holidays: Closed
 
Newlands:
Monday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday, Sunday & stat holidays: Closed
 
NB: Village Vets Churton Park and Newlands are only 5 mins drive away from each other.  We would endeavour to find an appointment that suits you best at either clinic during the opening hours above.  
 
Telephone
04 472 2690 (Churton Park)
04 461 6014 (Newlands)
Including out of hours and emergencies. Please follow phone voice instructions.
 
Email:
Please call if urgent.
 

 

 

Caring For Your Pet

You have a new pet, what should you do!

 
First of all, when you bring your new pet home, make sure, that any young children in the home are taught that a kitten or a puppy is not a toy, but a living creature who must be treated with gentleness and respect.
 
Your New  Kitten
 
With sensitive handling and friendly contact for at least an hour a day, your new kitten should soon be very comfortable with you and their new home. 
 
Provide your pet with lots of opportunities for interesting, challenging play that will satisfy their natural instincts.
 
Toys that they can pretend to ‘hunt’ and capture and special posts that they can scratch (instead of your carpets and furniture) will help make your kitten a joy to live with.
 
 
Your New Puppy
 
You’ve anticipated the new arrival by 'puppyproofing' your home and had lots of fun choosing the crate, bed, blanket, toys and other supplies.
 
This frisky little creature is sure to bring you much joy. In return, you can make a major contribution to your pet’s longevity, happiness and quality of life by providing him with good nutrition, loving attention in a safe, sanitary environment and regular veterinary check-ups.
 
Show your puppy the special places where he or she can eat, sleep and eliminate and, since they're probably quite overwhelmed, give him or her some quiet time to themselves to let them adjust to the unfamiliar sights and sounds of their new home.
 
As early as 8 weeks old, your puppy is capable of learning specific lessons – so start house-training and teaching simple obedience commands the day you bring him or her home. Your veterinarian can suggest the best training methods and, if you wish, recommend a good obedience school. Your pup will find learning fun and easy and, with your positive reinforcement, they should remember their lessons well!
 
Dont forget to book in for your pet's vaccination and worming courses.
 
Caring for your geriatric pet
 
    
When is the best time to start caring for your ageing pet? When they're a puppy or a kitten. Starting off your pet's life with good nutrition, scheduled veterinary appointments and a happy home life sets the blueprint for a high quality of life in their older years.
 
Most pets are considered geriatric by the age of 8 to 10. Much like humans, time takes its toll on vital organ functions as your pet ages and chages to metabolism occur.
 
Paying attention to your pet's behaviour will make detecting problems easier and help them live healthy lives well into their teens.  Cats are more subtle than dogs in showing you when they are sick or in pain.
 
 
What you can do at home
 
Check your cat’s  or dog's mouth, eyes or ears regularly. Watch for loose teeth, redness, swelling or discharges.
Keep your pet’s sleeping area clean and warm.
Make fresh water available at all times.
Maintain a regime of proper nutrition and loving attention.
Groom your dog often. You’ll detect any unusual sores or lumps and keep their coat healthy.