Dog/Cat Referral Clinics

Patients referred by private vets for specialist assistance and related services

Private vets refer dog and cat patients to us when the diagnosis is problematic or complex, or if the patient requires specialised procedures, tests, treatment and intensive care. To cater for referred patients, we offer dedicated Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction Clinics.

  • Consultation appointments times vary from clinic to clinic. Please contact the clinic concerned and ask for an appointment slot convenient for you.
  • No discharges may take place before 14:00 unless the animal is travelling to another province more than two hours away.
  • Visiting is by arrangement with the clinic sister and/or student responsible for your pet.
Small animal clinic
Section head:
Sr Sarah Johnson Tel +27 (0)12 529 8387 [email protected]

Dog/Cat Medicine Clinic

For the treatment and management of complicated medical conditions. Endoscopy, CT scan, radiographs, CSF tap, and ultrasound are utilised daily to aid in patient diagnosis and treatment.

Ward secretary:
  Tel +27 (0)12 529 8302 [email protected]
Angie Labuschagne

Tel +27 (0)12 529 8302/8280/8292

[email protected]

Emlee Venter

[email protected]

Animal Caretaker:
Mr Frans Nambane  

Dog/Cat Surgery Clinic

For the diagnostic work-up (radiographs, ultrasound, CT scan, other) and surgical correction of diverse orthopaedic, soft tissue and general conditions or diseases. In addition, the clinic manages routine elective dog and cat sterilisations, many of which are performed at a reduced rate by supervised final year veterinary students as an invaluable part of final year student training.

Ward Secretary:
Mrs Annatjie Pansegrouw Tel +27 (0)12 529 8087/8347

[email protected]

Tammy Fisher

Tel +27 (0)12 529 8087/8347 (also for dog/cat sterilisations/castrations performed by students or clinicians)

[email protected]

Lebang Motseta

[email protected]

Animal Caretaker:
Mr Moses Mndebele    

Onderstepoort Animal Rehabilitation Service (OARS)

The OARS is a valuable part of the Surgery clinic and offers physical rehabilitation to dog and cat patients with a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. A heated swimming pool, underwater treadmill and various other therapy modalities are utilised

Theresa Frias Tel +27 12 529 8550 between 08:00 and 13:00 for an appointment.

[email protected]

Assisted by support staff from our other clinics.


Dog/Cat Reproduction Clinic

For pregnancy checks, artificial insemination, caesareans and other general reproductive work. (Pregnancy blood test results are available from the Hormone Lab Tel +27 12 529 8216)


Nicolien Fourie

Tel +27 (0)12 529 8273 (for dog/cat specialist appointments excluding sterilisations)

[email protected]

Animal Caretaker:

Mr Themba Sithole


Intensive Care Unit

The ICU provides round-the-clock care to all critically ill in-house dog and cat patients. The unit is equipped with specialised equipment, and is manned 24/7 by qualified veterinary and para-veterinary personnel, assisted by final year veterinary and veterinary nursing students.



Katinka Jacobs Tel +27 12 529 8211/8109 to enquire about a patient.

[email protected]

Elana Hibbert

[email protected]

Animal Caretaker:
Mr Simon Modisane    
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