What is Pets at Play?
Pets at Play is a veterinary company that is dedicated to animal behaviour and the growth of science-based animal behaviour in South Africa
The provision of veterinary behavioural services to clients with pets or clients wanting pets with services such as pet selection consultations, assistance with dog and cat behavioural problems using in house or home consultation.
The provision of behaviour related services to veterinarians which includes the distribution of behaviour related toys, provision of continuing professional development to veterinarians in behaviour related subjects, a referral service for behaviour cases, and the distribution of pheromone products for dogs and cats.
The main areas that are serviced by Pets at play are the Cape Winelands
Dr Pyper has a really compassionate and empathetic approach and she engaged with our dog without causing anxiety or fear. She was extremely helpful in assisting us in understanding him and her advice and intervention was exactly what was needed. Dr Pyper is really skilled and brilliant at what she does. She balances science, intuition and behaviour interpretation perfectly. She really loves and understands animals and we can’t recommend her enough.
January 26, 2020
Dr. Pypers was able to assist with both environmental changes and suggestions, as well as medication to help with our cat Dagny who was displaying some misplaced aggression. She provided excellent follow-up and checked up on our progress. Dagny has improved and is much happier. She was very friendly and helpful and our cats were at ease with her, and they don't usually take to strangers.
September 24, 2019
Who we are
Dr Aileen Pypers
Dr Pypers is a veterinarian with a keen interest in animal behaviour and human-animal interaction. Aileen obtained her degree from the University of Pretoria in 2010 and has been practicing as a state veterinarian since although she began offering Veterinary Behaviour consultations by referral in 2013. She has completed the Veterinary clinical behaviour medicine course through the University of Pretoria and has served on the Animal Behaviour and Interaction Group of the South African Veterinary Association committee for 3 years.
Her strengths include well-developed communication, planning and organisational skills, with a passion for educating and motivating other people.
She resides with her husband in Stellenbosch and in her spare time she horse-rides, creates handmade greeting cards and sings in the acclaimed Libertas choir.
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Dr Vincent Henwood
Dr Henwood is a veterinarian that manages the operational side of the business. Dr Henwood obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Pretoria in 2010 and a Masters degree (human, animal and environmental health) in 2019 with the Department of Tropical Diseases. He has been practicing as a state veterinarian ever since. He has a keen interest in management systems, such as ISO 22000 and ISO 9001, and one health.
Dr Henwood works well with people and is interested in client compliance and getting people to do what is good for them and their pets.