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Wheek Away Small Animal Boarding


Phone: 07557656569

Small Animal Boarding

Established 2014

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As featured in Issue 27 of…

WHEEK AWAY is an award winning boarding facility run by Dr Stephanie Hammond. Along with being a guinea pig enthusiast, Stephanie is also a qualified Rodent Health Advisor (RHA) with the British Association of Rodentologists, has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, and a Distinction in Level 3 Exotic Animal Care.

Our aim is to provide indoor holiday boarding which gives pet owners complete peace of mind. To do this, many of our indoor guinea pig cages have been fitted with a web camera to allow owners to see their pet any time of the day or night.

We provide a guinea pig health check service which can be taken out either with holiday boarding or as a service on its own (see Health Check page)

We aim to provide education on common guinea pig illnesses, how to prevent them, how to treat them and when to go to the vet.

We are open all year round (except for when we take our own ‘wheek away’) and are based in a quiet location in Ripley, Derbyshire which is easily accessible via the A38, A610 or J28 M1 motorway.

We also board other small animals and rabbits.

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