Guthrie and Phaff

Tel: 01753 547 272

Medivet Langley
179a Tamar Way
Berkshire SL3 8SZ



Practice Details

Our branches provide a dedicated local service to clients, offering a comprehensive, quality service at affordable prices. Our branches can also provide access to 24 hour services via our linked Watford 24hr Continuous Care and Emergency Centre.

As a part of the Medivet family, your pet will have the benefit of the skills and experience of over 200 vets throughout the company. Our staff aim to provide a welcoming and professional environment for both pet and client.

We offer both diagnostic and surgical care as well as a wealth of additional benefits to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Average Rating

Guthrie and Phaff

Medivet Langley 179a Tamar Way Langley Slough, SL3 8SZ
01753 547 272
4.3 Based on 16 ratings
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Vet Practice Reviews

Reviewed by: J McGurk on 17/04/2014

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“5 Star Treatment! ”

My family and pets have been clients of the practice for many, many years. I was concerned when Mr Phaff left the practice and wondered for a time whether I should seek an alternative practice after a small blip. However, since Shilpi has taken over, I'm pleased I didn't. She is a professional who takes care, treats with compassion (both humans and animals) answers questions, allays fears and treats my pets with kindness.

Shilpi took the time to show me around the practice. The practice has been updated (behide the scenes) to a modern, clean and hygienic area with a spacious holding area for our pets. A small theatre and x-ray area has been included.

My pet was not placed in a pen, after surgery, which indicated to me the level of compassion for an animal not used to a cage. The nurses limited his stress by talking to and comforting him. He now loves visiting the surgery!
Petcare is expensive, but I've noticed that the prices are now very competitive and was surprised that the consultation was less than it has been on previous years.

Thank you to both Brenda and Hannah for the past few years!


Reviewed by: S.Daniels on 09/04/2014

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“Cat care”

I have been visiting Medivet Langley for four years with my cat Jasper. The staff are accommodating with appointments and always friendly. Pet care and vet visits can be expensive but this is something a responsible pet owner should consider prior to becoming an owner. They have efficiently helped with my insurance claims.
When Jasper needed treatment for a serious illness, I felt he was getting the very best care. Shilpi and the Medivet team are thorough with examinations and offer plenty of time to answer my questions. I was able to call for updates and they explored every option to get him well and kept me informed. On routine visits since, they welcome Jasper and make a fuss of him.
The new refurbishment (behind the front desk) is very clean, fully equipped and comfortable for all animals. I was lucky enough to have a guided tour from staff who are right to be proud of their facility.


Reviewed by: Dee on 07/04/2014

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Reviewed by: Nicolas Travers on 05/04/2014

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Took my patchwork kitten, Chloe, to be spayed. Everything went smoothly. Chloe recovered very quickly and began bouncing around the house as soon as she came home. I was also touched by a get well card the practice included. I've tried two other vets in this area. I will stick with this one.


Reviewed by: Keith on 04/04/2014

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“Second to None ”

My Family have used this practice for all our animals for many many years. The service is always very professional and second to none. The Staff are so polite and friendly at all times.


Reviewed by: Clive Cripps on 03/04/2014

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“Helpful and Professional”

All the staff at Langley are very professional.There were some test results which needed clarification,and the vet called the laboratory while I was there and gave me the answers straight away.Everything was explained to me in great detail.Every one involved with treating Twinings was polite and very helpful.I would strongly recommend this vet to anyone I know,they are a good team.


Reviewed by: DavidG on 27/02/2014

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“Thank you for your excellent, friendly service”

Thank you for the excellent service that you gave while treating our cat, Pepper, when she suffered an injury to her eye. Very thorough and patient treatment over a number of weeks. Very much appreciated.

Many thanks to Shilpi and the team.


Reviewed by: Tara Mackay on 06/02/2014

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Tivi was hospitalised last week for 2 nights, excellent service and totally trust the hospital in Watford, which was excellent.

One area of concern I had was based on cost.....I don't agree with being charged for 24 hour stay when it was only a part of a day (6 hours to be fair !). I am praying the insurance company have the same cost structure as this vet, otherwise I am the one who loses out.

Overall, the care for my pet was excellent and the vets/staff were very friendly and straight forward.

Thank you so much, Tara Mackay

Guthrie and Phaff

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and your comments about the excellent service at our 24 hour hospital in Watford. We aim to ensure that our charges indicate the high quality of services we offer. Our hospitalisation fees cover not only, nursing care and time but also other elements such as disinfectant of the environment and bedding. Hospitalisation fees are a fixed charge to cover these costs and therefore are not based on an hourly rate. We like to give all our patients adequate time to recover well enough to go home and in some cases this may take up to 24 hours. I hope this clarifies any concerns you may have, however if you would like to discuss this further, please do give us a call and we'll be glad to chat with you.


Reviewed by: Chris on 12/12/2013

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“Thanks for a great service”


Reviewed by: Nicola on 07/12/2013

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“Good vets.”

We have been using this vets practice for about 20 years, awhile it was run by Mr Phaff and now Medivet. As a previous reviewer stated, apart from some new faces, the friendly nature of the staff is the same. Our pets have had a lot of work over the years and we feel the staff know us and our animals well. We are very happy with the new vets and feel their communication with us is actually better than with Mr Phaff. We also like that our cats ongoing medication is regularly reviewed and that the receptionists/nurses make such a fuss of our cats when they visit & catch up on what they have been up to! We would recommend this practice.


Reviewed by: Germene on 05/12/2013

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“friendly and helpful”

I took my molly as soon as we bought her. they treated her very specially and give us very helpful information as it is our 1stpet.
when she needed an operation for her cherry eye they helpedme a lot with communicating with the insurance company and the werevery caring for her and supporting to us sincethe day we discoverd the cherry eye, during the operation and the recovery period wich was around 2 weeks. the gave her a recover soon card wich was very touching and send to all the family christmas card.
Thank you very much dearest Medivet team and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you


Reviewed by: Kimberley on 04/12/2013

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“Vet with an attitude!”

Took my youngest dog here today for the first time. My older dog has been coming here for years. The reception staff and veterinary nurses are absolutely wonderful! So helpful and friendly. One of the vets however has a terrible attitude and I was not impressed! She didn't seem to care about my panicking dog at all and even rolled her eyes a few times as he freaked out! She cut the quick on his nail, which I know is easily done, however she did not even move from her chair when twenty minutes later he was still bleeding all over the waiting room floor! Its such a shame Mr Phaff has retired! Would not go back again!

Guthrie and Phaff

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I am pleased you have found our front of house staff so warm and friendly. I am sorry to hear about your negative experience during our consultation and was disappointed to read this review. If you contact the practice directly I will be glad to have a chat about this matter and discuss how I can make it up to you. We do value all our clients and I would be grateful for the opportunity to talk this through.


Reviewed by: Paula - Rico my Border Collie on 03/12/2013

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“Friendly personal service - Recommended”

Everyone at Langley make you feel special and really care about your animal. I had to take Rico there last night for a cut on his leg, had a warm reception on arrival refering to Rico by name from the start. They do everything they can to fit you in an emergency, ask you lots of questions and give good advice. I have always experienced a wonderful personal service here and they have the pets best interests at heart. Also they haven't let big business change their wonderful individual treatment. Would definately recommend this practice for anyone who wants a vet who truely cares about their animal.


Reviewed by: Miss A Williams on 08/07/2013

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“30 years and counting”

Since I was 4-5 years old Mr Phaff has been the family vet with my menagerie of animals in all shapes and sizes. The staff are all lovely and show great compassion even when you get a hysterical person like me crying and being sick outside the surgery after the loss of their dog. My dog was scared of the surgery so they even came out to the car for the dreaded deed and with a box of tissues, so they really do go the extra mile. Many a time have they been on the end of the phone just to give advice. The whole team is highly recommended and I wouldn�t go anywhere else.


Reviewed by: gillian763 on 09/11/2012

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“Wonderful Practice! Would definitely recommend!”

I have used this vets for over 13 years and have always received first class treatment for my pet and wonderful caring and helpful service from all staff. They are friendly and easy to talk to. Nothing is too much trouble! Not even clipping my anxious dog's nails! I also believe that their charges are reasonable too!
I would recommend this vets if you want a vet that cares, is easy to talk to and who does not mind those dopey questions pet owners ask.


Reviewed by: Pet owner on 27/10/2012

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“Poor service”

I would never recommend this vet or his small vet shop he is NOT the best vet i have come across.


We are very sorry you feel this way; we always aim to exceed our clients expectations and provide the best care for all our patients. Seeing this review is very disappointing for us. We would encourage you to contact us directly so that we can have a better understand exactly where any failings might have occurred.