Streatham Pets

Streatham’s many pets are well served by local businesses, and to kick off my monthly column, here’s some essential info about some of Streatham’s most popular.

Vale Veterinary Clinic, Streatham Vale est. 26 years, with head vet David Salisbury-Jones, and Nurses Paul and Tracy there from the beginning. Their philosophy is ‘prevention is better than cure’ so they offer a discount scheme and in-house insurance. www.valevets.com David also started the South London Emergency Veterinary Centre to provide an out of hours service, which has evolved into a co-operative of 21 vets, open 6pm-9am Mon-Fri and 1200 Sat-9am Mon. www.southlondonemergencyclinic.co.uk

Streatham Hill Veterinary Surgery Streatham Hill is open seven days a week and is a Tier 2 Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Accredited facility. The practice also offers puppy socialisation classes. www.streathamhillvets.co.uk

Dr Doolittle’s Pet Shop 57-59 Streatham Hill is the largest independent pet shop in south London, and a family business established in 1987. 020 8671 6760

All Pets Pet Shop, 217 Amesbury Avenue is small, but filled to the brim with pet products for all species: cats, dogs, birds, fish, reptiles, or small furry. 020 8671 7827

FUR N FEATHERS PET SHOP, 131 Streatham Vale is their sister shop, and just getting going again after last year’s bridge closure and also caters for all species. 020 8679 9453

Ronpet at 112 Mitcham Lane offer a click and collect service for all pet needs, and a boarding service for birds and small furries. 020 8769 6532

Coral Imports on Leigham Court Road is among the last independent aquarium and pond suppliers left in London. 020 8677 4749

Gow Gow Pet Groomers in Streatham Vale has been grooming the dogs of Streatham for 5 years, and does not use cages. www.gowgow.co.uk

Canine Hairline, Norfolk House Road, will clean and groom your feline friends as well as dogs. www.caninehairline.co.uk

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