Welcome to the Veterinarians of Dierenkliniek Statenlaan The Hague / Den Haag – primary and specialist care for companion animals and their people.
Looking for a Vet near me? Seven experienced Vets near you and at your service! – In our three animal clinics we deliver the best possible care for your pet!
We are a group of well-known, middle sized veterinary clinics with seven experienced Veterinarians in The Hague, Nootdorp and Wassenaar. Please feel free to find out about our Veterinarians by reading this extensive summary of our Dutch website text in the English language. You will find out about our opening hours, contact information, appointment only policy, all our services, emergencies and about the Statenlaan team in The Hague. If you think your pet deserves the best, than please continue reading.
Dierenkliniek Statenlaan is situated in the heart of ‘Statenkwartier’ in The Hague, close to the famous shopping street the ‘Frederik Hendriklaan’, beter known as ‘The Fred’. From this location we operate as Vet Den Haag and Vet Scheveningen.
2582 GA The Hague
Free parking till 1pm
Addresses of our other two branches:
‘Dierenkliniek Ter Weerlaan’
Ter Weerlaan 8
2241 VB Wassenaar
2631 CX Nootdorp
Free parking for two hours
Opening hours and appointments
1. Making an appointment at Dierenkliniek Statenlaan
We work by appointment only. We take calls from 8.30am – 7pm. Please call for a consult:
2. Consultation hours Veterinarian Dierenkliniek Statenlaan
We plan consultations on Monday: 9.am – 12am and 2pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9.am – 10am and 2pm – 7.30pm
Also to pick up medication, diet food, etc.
3. Operations and medical treatments for pets
Operations and medical treatments mostly are scheduled on Tuesday – Friday 10am – 1pm.
During operation times it can occure occasionally that desk and telephones are not staffed impeccable.
Please hold or try again later
We are a member of the “Dierenartsen Kring Haaglanden” – association of veterinarians The Hague region.
We require payments to be made at the end of each consultation, on discharge of your pet following hospitalisation or upon collection of medication or diet food. You may settle your account using cash or a debit (PIN) card.
Dierenkliniek Statenlaan – What does the Vet do?
Of course we do vaccines, senior- and puppy checks and examination and treatment of sick animals. But besides that we offer extensive facilities for surgery, x-rays, ultrasound and endoscopic examination, blood work and hospitalisation. If necessary or desirable, we make home visits to treat your sick pet.
Surgery and anesthesia
The most common surgeries are spays and neuters, removing of lumps and abdominal surgeries. If your pet needs surgery, you can make an appointment by telephone or in person. We will then inform you about fasting before surgery.
Dogs and cats are not allowed to eat anything (this includes treats!) from 8pm the day before the surgery. For rabbits, guinea pigs and other rodents there is no need to fast before anesthesia. We recommend blood work on cats and dogs older than ten before they undergo anesthesia, in order to determine their liver and kidney functions.
During the anesthesia we will monitor your pet’s heart, breathing, body temperature and oxygen concentration, which makes the surgery very safe. Of course your pet will also receive pain medication and antibiotics if necessary.
The surgical area will be shaved (the hair will grow back) and we will tell you afterwards if the stitches are dissolving or non-dissolving, in which case you’ll have to come back so we can remove them.
When your pet is fully awake and can walk, you can take them home. Some pets will need a cone collar or a medical pet shirt to prevent them from licking the wound. At home your pet can be a bit sleepy, keep them warm. Cats may become restless,
What to pay attention to?
Your pet should not become drowsier: the sleepiness should be gone within a day
Your pet should not vomit
There shouldn’t be any secondary bleeding from the wound (a few drops are normal)
Your pet shouldn’t lick, bite or scratch the wound
Your pet’s appetite and drinking should be back to normal within a day
Fever is not normal after surgery
The wound should look clean and neat
If you are worried about your pet, don’t hesitate to call us!
Dental care is as important for your pet as it is for you! Dental plaque and dental tartar can cause infections which can lead to loose teeth and even infections of the kidneys, heart, liver and lungs. In order to prevent this from happening we advise pet owners to start brushing their pet’s teeth from a very young age. With a small soft brush and a special tooth paste for animals. Don’t use human tooth paste as the fluoride is toxic to your pet and the whiteners can upset the stomach. We can provide you with everything you need for the dental care for your pet, including advice.
If your pet has dental plaque and tartar, we will recommend a professional dental cleaning, which will be done under anesthesia. If necessary we can also take x-rays of your pet’s teeth.
Sometimes it is necessary to do blood work in order to determine what’s wrong with your pet. We have the equipment to make a quick blood analyis for blood sugar, kidney function and viral infections. For more complicated cases we cooperate with the University of Utrecht laboratory.
Besides blood work we can also examine your pet’s urine, faeces, skin scrapes or ear swabs.
Imaging and endoscopy
With our x-ray equipment we can determine fractures, wear and tear in the joints, abnormal development of the joints (such as elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia) and besides that we can also image heart, lungs and other organs.
With ultrasound technology it can be easier to image the bowels and the heart. For some types of imaging we will refer you to an imaging specialist.
In our clinic in Wassenaar we have endoscopic equipment at our disposal to reach the best diagnosis for your pet. We can thoroughly examine the whole gastrointestinal tract, from esophagus to colon, and the upper airways. Some foreign bodies that your pet might have swallowed can even be removed through endoscopy.
We refer complicated cases to specialists such as dermatologists, orthopedic surgeons, internists, ophtalmologists or specialised surgeons. We collaborate with specialists in The Hague, Amsterdam, Dordrecht, Gouda and of course with the Vet School at the University of Utrecht.
If your pet has a serious medical issue, please call your own veterinarian first. If they are not available, the voicemail will tell you to call the emergency service. The general telephone number of the emergency service is 0900-2226333
‘Dierenkliniek Statenlaan’ is a primary veterinary clinic. Here we work with three veterinarians. Our clinic has two modern operating theatres with gas anesthesia and heart monitoring equipment. For the recovery of rabbits and rodents we have a heated oxygen cage which diminishes the risk of anesthesia. For diagnostics we use a digital x-ray machine, ultrasound imaging and a laboratory. The clinic in Wassenaar has an endoscopic machine at its disposal.
Spays, neuters and lump removals are daily routine procedures for us. We are a member of the ‘Dierenartsen Kring Haaglanden’, the association of veterinarians in The Hague region.
It is of the utmost importance to us to make you feel completely comfortable handing the medical care for your pet over to us!
The team of Dierenkliniek Statenlaan
Walter van Look – veterinarian
Born in Amsterdam in 1964, graduated from Vet School at the University of Utrecht in 1991. “I like working with people and their pets, as part of a good team.” Walter is married with three children and lives in The Hague. Link to bio.
Suzanne Ritzen – veterinarian
Born in Enschede in 1978, graduated from Vet School at the University of Utrecht in 2004. “I knew from a very young age that I wanted to become a veterinarian.” Suzanne lives in The Hague and likes cooking, running and travelling. Link to bio.
Laura Laarhoven – veterinarian
Born in The Hague, graduated from Vet School at the University of Utrecht in 2012. “I lived in Utrecht during my studies but I’m happy to be back in The Hague now.” Laura worked in animal shelters in Bulgary and Spain and loves her dog Max. Link to bio.
Diana van der Valk – veterinary technician
Born and bred in The Hague, Diana has worked at ‘Dierenkliniek Statenlaan’ since 1987. “I have had dogs my whole life and I now also own three chickens who provide us with fresh eggs.” Diana likes following extra training on anesthesia, dental cleaning, food and behaviour. Diana is a certified para-veterinarian. Link to bio.
Sylvia Jansen – veterinary technician
Born in The Hague in 1971, Sylvia has worked at ‘Dierenkliniek Statenlaan’ since 1990. “I share my life with two lovely dogs; Raki and Lucy.” Sylvia loves walking her dogs and going to sunny places on vacation from time to time. Sylvia is a certified para-veterinarian. Link to bio.
Rebecca Paul – veterinary technician
Born in Bremen, Germany in 1989, Rebecca moved to The Hague for love in 2013, when she started working at ‘Dierenkliniek Statenlaan’. “I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work with animals.” Rebecca is a certified para-veterinarian and loves her dog Lea. Link to bio.
2582 GA Den Haag
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Dierenkliniek Ter Weerlaan
Ter Weerlaan 8
2241 VB Wassenaar
2631 CX Nootdorp
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