Dog/Cat Referral Clinics

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 appointment 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.

The section head is Sr Sarah Johnson: Tel +27 (0)12 529 8387 [email protected]

Small animal clinic

Dog/Cat Medicine Clinic

The Dog/Cat Medicine Clinic is responsible 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.

Tel +27 (0)12 529 8302 [email protected]

Ward secretary:
Ms Lesego Mametse

[email protected]


Yamkela Qenge

Tel +27 (0)12 529 8280/8292

[email protected]

Emlee Venter

[email protected]


Animal Caretaker:
Mr Frans Nambane


Dog/Cat Surgery Clinic

The Dog/Cat Surgery Clinic is responsible for the diagnostic work-up (radiographs, ultrasound, CT scan, other) and surgical correction of diverse orthopaedic, soft tissue and general conditions or diseases.

Tel +27 (0)12 529 8087 [email protected]

Tammy Fisher

[email protected]


Phumi Neluvhola [email protected]


Spay clinic OVAH

The Spay clinic OVAH manages routine elective dog and cat sterilisations, which are performed at a reduced rate by supervised final year veterinary students.

Tel +27 (0)12 529 8347
(please leave your details if no answer, and we will get back to you asap)
[email protected]
(email us for an appointment or with a query).

Ward secretary:



Animal caretaker:
Mr Moses Mndebele 

Onderstepoort Animal Rehabilitation Service (OARS)

The Onderstepoort Animal Rehabilitation Service (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

The Dog/Cat Reproduction Clinic is responsible 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]


Intensive Care Unit

Our Intensive Care Unit 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.

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


Sarina Timmermans

[email protected]


Madri Harding [email protected]



Animal Caretaker:
Mr Themba Sithole


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