Vet4Life - Teddington

Website: http://www.vet4life.co.uk
Email: mail@vet4life.co.uk
Tel: 0208 9773955

160 High Street
Teddington
Middlesex TW11 8HZ


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Practice Details

Our team of qualified vets and nurses, trainee nurses and reception staff are dedicated to providing a high quality of care for dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals, including exotic pets.

Our recently refurbished clinic is equipped with state of the art facilities. Consultations are by appointment and we provide our own Out of Hours service at our Teddington vet clinic or by home visit.

We can perform Keyhole surgery for a range of procedures including spaying and biopsies. This minimally invasive technique is less painful and has a quicker recovery time for your pet.

 

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Vet4Life - Teddington Based on 28 rating(s)s
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Reviewed by: Toni on 03/04/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Vet for Life”

They are really brilliant. They see you at short notice & do a wonderful job.

 

Reviewed by: Linda Taylor on 03/04/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Truly the Best Vet Practice Ever”

From the moment you walk in the door at Vets for Life Teddington you know your beloved pet is in the best and safest hands.
The warm welcome from the staff is to be admired. I've been taking my princess Lucy to this practice for two and a half years and they look after her as if she was one of their own. Nothing is ever a problem and even for someone like me who is over protective. Thank you so such to Ian and his team for the love and kindness when attending to Lucyoo.

Vet4Life

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best Wishes

Ian

 

Reviewed by: Kate on 02/04/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Above and beyond each and every time”

The team at Vet4life in Teddington are exactly what you want from your family vet. Kind, caring and professional. I have a 21 month old cockerpoo and from the first checkup at 8 weeks old to an emergency call out at night (she's fine), Ian Stroud and his team make the whole process painless and personal. Flossie had her keyhole spay with Ian and bounced out of the surgery with no pain. She actually loves going to see them and pulls me into the surgery each time.

 

Reviewed by: Charlotte R on 17/01/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Quite Simply the Best Vet in London”

There aren't enough words for me to describe Ian Stroud and Vets4Life kindness, compassion and medical competency. My dog Smokey recently became a patient of Ian. He was 15 and in an advanced stage of lymphoma that had gone undiagnosed by our prior vet with whom Smokey had been a patient for 10 years.

Ian was quickly able to give a diagnosis, and begin a treatment plan. He treated Smokey as if he was a member of the Royal family. Nothing was too much, nothing was ever spared in kindness, love and clinical excellence.

Sadly Smokey passed away and when the time came, in the middle of the night, miles and almost 2 hours drive for Ian, he came to be with us and Smokey, to tenderly care for him (and us) as we all parted ways (for now!) in the most humane, peaceful, gentle and bittersweet moments every pet owner has to endure.

Our 2 other dogs will be patients of Vets4Life, for life. Please take your animals to Ian with the highest confidence.

Vet4Life

Dear Charlotte, Thank you so much for the lovely things you have said, it is good to hear that you were so pleased with his care. It was a real pleasure to know him, I am just so sorry he has gone.

Best wishes.

Ian

 

Reviewed by: Sam on 05/01/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Truly is our Vet for life....”

We are passionate about our pets and over the years have struggled to find a vet that all of us (including our pets) were happy with. From the moment we moved to Teddington and discovered The Vet4Life team we have never looked back. Sadly we had to say goodbye to our lovely old girl just before Christmas. Ian handled all of us (including our very upset 3 kids) with compassion and understanding. Him and one his lovely nurses came to our home so that we could say goodbye in an environment that Karla was comfortable with. There was no rush and as a family we will always be grateful that what could've been a truly traumatic experience turned out to be actually quite calm and comforting. Moving forward we have another 4 pets still and whilst Vet4Life is still practicing we would never consider taking them anywhere else.

Vet4Life

Dear Sam,

Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so pleased to hear the positive things you have to say about the practice. I will pass the message on to the team.

Best wishes
Ian

 

Reviewed by: Breege on 27/09/2014

Overall rating:

4.6

“Brilliant care”

Always a lovely experience with the vets and nurses. Absolutely brilliant with my cat when he was hit by a car, saw him after hours and spent two hours with him ensuring he was okay and stitched him up so I could take him home that same night. So grateful for the care he received and is still receiving.

Vet4life

Thank you, we always appreciate the feedback and I am pleased you feel so happy with the care your pet has received.

Best wishes
Ian

 

Reviewed by: Verity and Nathan on 27/09/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Just brilliant ”

We've been taking Tess to Vet4Life since she was a puppy. We are so impressed and always feel Tess is the best and kindest hands. Can't recommend enough......

 

Reviewed by: Netty on 10/09/2014

Overall rating:

4.8

“Excellent service”

Excellent service couldnt wish for a better vet!

 

Reviewed by: Francesca on 29/07/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Excellent vet”

Very good experience taking my cat here - the whole team are friendly and Ian is a very skilled vet. It's never nice having to take your animal to the vet but I felt he was in very good hands here.

 

Reviewed by: Sophie Tan on 02/06/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Outstanding vets”

I am the first person to admit that I am not the easiest client in the world. I have incredibly high expectations of anyone that I entrust with my pets health and well-being. I have been to more vets than most people would ever imagine! I always find a vet whenever I move to a new area and make sure that I book a consultation so that the vets have a chance to meet my girls and give them a general health check and ensure that they have received any relevant notes from my previous vets. If I'm not happy with any aspect of the care offered during the initial consult I will not return and find a different vet (like I said - not an easy client)
I also have friends who are vets so I'm used to questioning any advice given and have been known to phone friends and check that meds/ treatment plans are correct.
All that being said, I am so happy and impressed with all the staff at Vet 4 Life. From the moment you enter as a first time client they have time for you and genuinely care about your pets. They don't just see them as a way for making money. I have been very lucky to have my girls treated by Ian who is not only a fantastic vet but is very calm and gentle with them during consults (useful with a manic vet-phobic cat). He never hurries you out at the end of the consult and is happy to answer all my many and varied questions and find a treatment plan that works for the girls and me. All the vet nurses and support staff that I have met have also been very kind and friendly.
Vet 4 Life have now started a fantastic new program that allows you to spread the cost of some of your pet care over the year (I suggest you contact them directly for more details). I think that this is a fantastic idea because I can now budget my costings over the year and know that I can visit Ian whenever I need to.
I certainly won't be looking for a new vet anytime soon (sorry guys you're stuck with me!)
Having an old dog and cat I know that they won't be with me forever - but I do know that if I ever have to make any difficult and painful decisions that I will have Ian and all the team at Vet 4 Life behind me and supporting me and that my girls will be superbly cared for and treated with dignity, kindness and respect.
Thank you so much Vet 4 Life
Best wishes
Sophie, Venice and Orange

 

Reviewed by: Biscuit's Humans on 23/05/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Just Amazing!”

We registered Biscuit the cat with Vet 4 Life when she was still a tiny kitten as they were local to us and at the time we really had no idea how wonderful they would be. As their name suggests, I really do think that this is now our vet for life, I couldn't go anywhere else!

The staff are friendly, welcoming, caring and professional. As first time kitten owners they guided us on the correct care for Biscuit and were happy to answer any crazy questions that we had.

I trust them 110% and feel genuinely pleased to know that whatever she needs will be taken care of. She is in good hands with Ian and all the staff.

 

Reviewed by: Helen on 20/04/2014

Overall rating:

5

“A great practice. ”

My kittens were treated so kindly and fussed over by the staff. They recovered well from surgery and I received a call the following morning to see how they were doing. I'm very happy with the service and they also have long opening hours which helps when you work full time.

 

Reviewed by: Jacks Family on 17/04/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Excellent and Friendly ”

We registered our 7 year old black lab Jack in September on returning to Teddington after several years overseas. We have always received excellent and thorough attention from our first visit and including the several emergency visits we have needed. We have called the practice and been given appointments straight away for kennel cough, gastroenteritis and most recently for an extreme allergic reaction to a bee sting. There are always plenty of cuddles and treats and Jack has no problem with a visit to the vet. In fact we often walk past the vets and Jack will actually sit down by the front door hoping he is going to go in ! We have always had an excellent experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friend.

 

Reviewed by: Kerrie on 17/04/2014

Overall rating:

5

“A wonderful vet practice”

The staff are professional, friendly, attentive and they really look after my little kitten. She went in for a spay procedure and recovered so quickly. The staff took so much interest in her. I can't recommend them highly enough.

 

Reviewed by: Sascha B on 28/03/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Best Vet in Teddington....London....UK!”

I cannot thank the staff enough at this practice. I dont know I or my rescue dog would have survived without them. My dog doesn't socialise with other dogs and so they let me in when no other animals around and try to look after him as an outpatient rather than keeping him in nd therefore scaring him. The staff are wonderful from Ian to Alex to Donna to Julie to Sally.... I think my dog has a crush on Donna as he must be the only dog to want to go to the vets just to see her. I am so pleased with their service and kindness and hand on heart can recommend them to anyone. Honestly if you want the truth but in a caringnway by people who understand that pets are part of the family....you cannot go wrong here! Thank you

 

Reviewed by: Emma Durnford on 19/12/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Nail trim for my hamster”

A couple of months ago I brought my hamster (Milford) is to have his nails trimmed. I had been warned by other people that he may need a whiff of anaesthetic but I was so impressed that all paws were trimmed neatly with no anaesthetic needed and he did not squirm or try to bite so I knew he was happy. He has literally had a new lease of life since then (he's 1-year and 8 months old). So, it's not just cats and dogs that are cared for but also small animals. A lovely friendly practice with professional staff who care (also a pleasure to see caring for the animals takes precedence over selling expensive foods/products as with other vet practices) - thank you so much.

 

Reviewed by: Angus on 06/12/2013

Overall rating:

4.8

“Happily Recommend to Anyone”

Ian and his team are superb-friendly, professional, very knowledgeable and completely trustworthy .... Our cat and Wolfhounds are in great hands..

 

Reviewed by: Catherine on 04/12/2013

Overall rating:

4.8

“Thank you for help with rescue dog and surprise puppies”

Every member of the vet for life team have been really supportive, caring and helpful with Sooti and her surprise puppies
They have helped her when she was ill and me when I was stressing!!! I can't thank them enough
Sooti loves going there, hopefully not too much !!!

 

Reviewed by: Kate on 02/09/2013

Overall rating:

5

“More than a vet, our friend.”

We first met Ian Stroud 10 years ago when we arrived in SW London with our two rescue cats Butch and Sundance.

From the start, Ian has always gone the extra mile to advise and help us and has always taken his time to get to know us and our cats, so whenever we need help he knows exactly what might be wrong.

On occasions when I simply couldn't catch the cats to go into see him for their jabs, he simply arranged to do a home visit. Very thoughtful and much appreciated.

We have just added a Cockerpoo puppy to the family mix and once again, when I expressed concern on day 2, Ian popped round to reassure.

He runs his modern practice in a manner that shows he is at the top of his game. Our puppy will be having keyhole spaying next.

I can highly recommend his practice.

 

Reviewed by: Linda Taylor on 02/08/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Friendly, welcoming and supportive every time”

I have been visiting Ian & the team since my puppy Lucy (the princess) was 9 weeks old. The welcome from Julie on reception on my first visit told me Lucy was in safe hands. Always friendly, welcoming and caring. Thank you for alwsys being there when I need you.

 

Reviewed by: Veronique and Oliver on 31/07/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Above and beyond”

Ian always goes above and beyond for my pets. He genuinely cares and will ask for updates on how they are doing. I totally trust him and his team with my animals and he has provided outstanding care for them.

 

Reviewed by: Ross M on 31/07/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Really happy with how well the dogs were fussed over and great value”

This is the first time that we used Teddington Vet4life, aas we are moving to the area we wanted our dogs with a local practice.

The dogs were fussed over and made to feel very relaxed before they had their vaccinations.

I felt that we were dealing with experienced, caring staff and advice given was in the best interest of the dogs.

Prices are perfectly reasonable.

I am more than happy to recommend this very nice practice for service, care, cleanliness and price.

 

Reviewed by: Lesley on 24/06/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Great Practice”

I recently registered my 5 year old Lab Bella at Vets4life, Bella was due her yearly check up and Vaccinations.
I have followed Vets4life on Facebook for the last few months and have been so impressed by their enthusiasm, community spirt and the information they provide regarding our pets.
I also recently attended a talk by Ian on Pain relief in Dogs, cats and rabbits, again , very informative.
So as Bella was due a visit, i decided to change pratices. We were made to feel very welcome by the nurse on reception and Bella enjoyed her treats!
We were seen by Alexandra, a lovely vet, who gave Bells a thorough examination, more treats, and a clean bill of health!
We met up again at Teddington village fair, where Vets4life had a stall, selling lovely homemade biscuits. We purchased the Lavender hearts, which we were told had a calming effect, Bella loved them, although we are still to see the calming effect!!!!
We are pleased to have joined such a lovely practice!

 

Reviewed by: Sophie and Tilly on 19/06/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Ian and all his staff are really friendly. ”

Ian and all his staff are really friendly. Nothing is ever too much bother. Very friendly and excellent vet practice. I would highly recommend them.

 

Reviewed by: Ant on 15/05/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Excellent support!”

Apart from first rate medical care, the support we have received from all the staff at Vet4Life has been second to none. They are always willing to give advice and help you find a way to manage both health and behavioural issues. I can't imagine our dog being in safer hands! I have recommended this vet to friends and they have not been disappointed!

 

Reviewed by: the Gerbils on 15/05/2013

Overall rating:

5

“best gerbil vet around”

'Uncle' Ian and his team are great with small furries like us, they can do anything from neutering us boys to reconstructing Milly Gerbils hand after one of us bit it. Even when one of our predecessors had cancer uncle Ian was able to gender reassign him to rid him of it, the word in gerbil world is there is no one out there quite like Uncle Ian he has all the tools and gadgets at just the right size to treat us small furries. he is so kind and gentle that we even let him trim our teeth without knocking us out! his team are great too always making us feel special when we go in. We can't wait to visit again soon.

 

Reviewed by: Sandy Hooker on 15/05/2013

Overall rating:

5

“First class personal service”

Ian is head of an excellent friendly team, providing a personal service second to none! Thoroughly recommended.

 

Reviewed by: Fiona Ford on 03/05/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Expert, friendly care”

Ian's friendly team at Vet4Life provide a high level of animal care and customer service. Whether a routine visit for an annual check-up or a quick pop in for some general advice, you can be confident your feline is in expert hands in terms of long term health and care.