Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd

01442 265394

4.9 /5
78 reviews

4 Risedale Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9NN

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Main entrance at the front of the practice. Small private car park at the front of the practice.

Our practice is open as usual and we're here to help. Please call to book a Covid secure appointment.

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Nearest 24 Hour Emergency Practice

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01923 243429

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Saturday opening times

Our Saturday hours are subject to change. Please call us and a member of our team can help you book an appointment for you and your pet at your nearest open practice.

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Symptom Checker

If you’re not sure whether your pet needs to see a vet, our quick and easy Symptom Checker can help. Answer a few simple questions about the signs of illness your pet is displaying and the checker will advise whether a trip to the vet is necessary and how urgently that specialist care should be given.

  • Your vet in Hemel Hempstead

    Located in leafy Hemel Hempstead, our practice is a key part of Risedale road.

    Visit us and you'll find a kind and caring veterinary team delivering a wide range of services to meet your pet's unique needs.

    Feel free to give us a call or drop in to see us - we're always happy to help.

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  • Puppy Parties

    Our complimentary puppy parties are a great opportunity to socialise your new pet with other dogs and people.  Find out how these events help your dog grow into a well-rounded, confident adult. Our parties are usually held on Tuesdays, but are subject to change.

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Practice Story

Here’s a heartwarming example of the team's care and commitment to their community.

Last November, the team in Risedale took in Lexi, an abandoned and pregnant cat from the Hemel Hempstead area. They were committed to ensuring she was comfortable and cared for during the birth of her three kittens.

The team weaned them and watched their personalities begin to develop. They spent every break they got with the kittens, coming into the practice in the early hours and on weekends to provide the best care possible.

Sarah, a nurse at the practice, said “It’s a great opportunity for the nurses. We’re hand-rearing them and seeing them develop every day. We’ve watched them first opening their eyes, to now playing out of their cage.”

Lexi and her litter have now been rehomed, some going to the staff who couldn't resist. 

 

 

Practice facilities

  • Garden
  • Disability Friendly
  • Street Parking
  • Free Client Parking

Meet the team

Kyumi McDonald

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Kyumi McDonald

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified in 2005 in South Korea and joined Medivet in 2007, becoming branch partner at Risedale in 2009. I've completed a programme in Equine Dentistry and Reproduction from Texas A&M University and have a masters degree in Control of Infectious Diseases in Animals. I also hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. I'm interested in small animal surgery, specifically laparoscopic and orthorpaedic surgeries. I love the relationship I have with all our clients and their pets, and am enjoying learning and progressing in my role everyday. At home I have a rescue cat called Garlie. Garlie had several serious health issues when he was first adopted, now with our tender loving care, he is totally transformed to be a happy, content and loving cat.

Nicola Sookheea

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Nicola Sookheea

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

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Gemma Scott

Head Veterinary Nurse

Gemma Scott

Head Veterinary Nurse

I’ve worked in practice for 19 years and qualified as a nurse in 2008. I’ve been at Risedale for 10 months and live in the local area. I’m particularly interested in providing excellent end of life care and feline nursing. At home I have three cats, two hamsters, a royal python and 15 rested geckos.

Sarah Bradley

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah Bradley

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a nurse in 1996 and have been at the practice for 14 years. I run the puppy parties on a weekly basis and handle insurance claims with our clients. I previously worked for guide dogs and Royal Canin and have a BVA certificate in small animal medicine. At home I have a rescue cat called Alvin we took in at Risedale.

Charlotte McDonagh

Student Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte McDonagh

Student Veterinary Nurse

I've been at the practice for a year and a half and am due to qualify as a registered nurse in 2021. I previously worked in journalism. At home I have a labrador cross border collie called Freddy.

Chloe Roberts

Student Veterinary Nurse

Chloe Roberts

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Reviews

4.9 /5
78 reviews
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Google
5.0/5
Dec 15, 2020
Google Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
Nicola is so caring and it shows how passionate she is with the animals in her care. She gives clear advice and it’s clear our animals love her.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 13, 2020
Google Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
Can't thank the staff at risedale enough, the care and compassion goes above and beyond. Especially when our handsome so much loved Buster was so so poorly. Kumi and Nicola and Jemma and the girl's done everything they could to get him better, but unfortunately Buster was too poorly and passed away. Their aftercare has never stopped and have always continued to take care of our other little fur babies and me, with so much love. Thank you again. Joey McKinlay. X
Google
5.0/5
Dec 8, 2020
Google Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
You are so caring and have adapted brilliantly to the pandemic challenges...and you provide reasonably priced services too.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 30, 2020
Facebook Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
Lost for words! Medivet Risedale have been truly amazing with the care of our dogs throughout the years but this I’d honestly so touching! Mutley’s paw prints and hair along with a beautiful card ❤️
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Oct 27, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
The vet, Kumi, was fantastic. So professional and kind. I would definitely recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 19, 2020
Google Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
Where to begin! We've had a really difficult time with our Ben, who has been very, very poorly. But thanks to Kyumi, he has come back from the brink. I can't even begin to describe how grateful we are to her and the rest of the team at Risedale. thank you!xxxxxxx
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Oct 19, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
Great team, great Job!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 18, 2020
Facebook Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
Kyumi and the entire team have taken amazing care of Chicca with her keyhole spay last week. We were very nervous and Kyumi was extremely gentle with her and so confident that we felt very reassured - the perfect vet! We initially were only going to use Medivets for their access to keyhole surgery but will be switching full-time for Kyumi :) Can’t thank you all enough for looking after our little girl with such care xx
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5.0/5
Oct 9, 2020
Facebook Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
Just wanted to say you are all doing a fab job looking after all our pets in these uncertain times. All very organised and tonight was like a drive thru vets! Thank you kyumi for taking care of Baker 🐶
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Sep 9, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
Brilliant service. Lovely with the animals. Can’t fault them.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2020
Google Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
I found the staff very accommodating both before and after my pet had her operation. They were very supportive when the dog had trouble at home getting over anaesthetic and helped the following day with injectable anti emetic, anti-biotic and pain relief. They were as clear as could be expected with cost. I would have no hesitation in returning myself and recommending others.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2020
Facebook Medivet Hemel Hempstead Risedale Rd Verified User
I found the staff very accommodating both before and after my pet had her operation. They were very supportive when the dog had trouble at home getting over anaesthetic and helped the following day with injectable anti emetic, anti-biotic and pain relief. They were as clear as could be expected with cost. I would have no hesitation in returning myself and recommending others.