Stroud Veterinary Hospital
In the spring of 2003 we purchased "the Peacock house" in Stroud and renovated it into a space suitable for a Veterinary Hospital, with a full apartment underneath. We tried to retain the character of the house, as many people in the community have memories of the parties and social events that took place here over the years. Stroud Veterinary Hospital opened in 2004 with a staff of two: Dr. Wendy Hatch and a Registered Veterinary Technician named Monique. Over the years we have grown, and now Monique's duties as Hospital Manager include staff wrangling as well as treating the animals. Dr. Judy Pottins joined our team in 2016, and Dr. Kate Hawkes is now helping us keep up with the high demand for our services. Monique now has Carollynn, Joanna, and Tabitha joining her on the technical team, and Dr. Wendy’s daughter Danielle assists with many roles around the clinic. Over the years, we have provided placements for over 10 high school, vet tech, and veterinary students.
At Stroud Veterinary Hospital we share a belief that informed owners can make good choices to optimize their pet’s health. It is our goal to present our owners with options and information.
Our team takes the time to discuss recommendations and ensure that owners understand why they are being made. This way our patients can live the happiest, healthiest life possible.
Since opening, Stroud Vet Hospital has hosted three open houses, taken part in initiatives to control the local feral cat population, and has donated money to local events and sports teams. Dr. Wendy has had many opportunities to talk to local children about dog care, bite prevention, and how to 'read' animal body language. As a clinic, we feel it is important to respect the connection between animal and human diseases, and to take our role seriously as defenders of human health. We always welcome the chance to talk to people and answer questions about the treatments we use, the procedures we follow to keep ourselves and our patients healthy, and the alternative therapies that are available in this changing world.