Dog/Cat Outpatients Clinic

Consulting hours / Night service

Final year veterinary students carry out consultations in this clinic under direct supervision of experienced clinicians. Consultations are by prior appointment, and may take longer than usual due to the training component.

Minor procedures (cat castrations, abscess drainage, superficial wound stitching etc) are carried out in the day-ward, and a completely separate isolation ward allows for the hospitalisation and intensive nursing of puppies with contagious Parvo virus (‘cat flu’/’katgriep’).

Limited dog and cat food is available for sale at reception from 08:00 – 15:30 weekdays.

Consultations are by appointment – please call us on 086 100 8387 and choose option 2

Weekdays: 09:00 – 11:00 and 14:00 – 18:45
Saturdays: 09:00 – 11:30

After-hours fees charged outside these hours

Veterinarians are on our premises every day between 08.00 and 21.00

Night service (21:00 – 08:00)

We do not currently have a veterinarian on our premises at night to deal with dog/cat emergencies. The following important information applies:

  • Veterinary (and para-veterinary) personnel are on call for emergencies at night, and can assist within 15 – 60 minutes depending on where they live. 
  • Travel and after-hours personnel costs will be charged, if veterinarian/s and/or other specialised support staff members are called in during the night to assist your animal. Such costs may total R3000 – R5000 and are additional to all other veterinary costs incurred.
  • A veterinary sister is stationed in ICU throughout the night to care for and monitor critical dog and cat patients.
  • Several final year veterinary students are on the premises at night in order to monitor hospitalised patients and assist in ICU. 
  • With your signed consent, the ICU sister may, with the help of final year veterinary students, give life-saving emergency treatment to your animal, in conjunction with the duty veterinarian who will be contacted telephonically. Thereafter your animal will be admitted for mandatory observation until a veterinarian is able to perform a clinical examination the next morning.  
  • If deemed necessary by the duty veterinarian consulted telephonically, and with your consent, a veterinarian/veterinary team may be called in to treat/operate on your animal immediately.
  • No emergency treatment will be given to your animal by the sister and students, if you are not prepared to leave it for mandatory observation, until it receives a clinical examination by a veterinarian the next morning.
  • Full 24-hour veterinary service may be obtained from:
  Valley Farm Animal Hospital, Faerie Glen, Pretoria East Tel +27 12 991 3573
  Fourways Veterinary Hospital, Fourways, Johannesburg Tel +27 11 705 3411/2
  Bryanston Veterinary Hospital, Bryanston Johannesburg Tel +27 11 706 6023
  Johannesburg Specialist Veterinary Centre, Randburg Tel +27 11 792 6442/3
Outpatient clinic staff
  Dr Joe Hanekom
  Dr Liesel van der Merwe
Veterinary Nursing staff:
  Sr Sarina Myburg Tel +27 12 529 8089
  Sr Carla van der Merwe Tel +27 529 8149
  Sr Mzi Gagela
Animal Caretakers:
  Mr Pule Moletsane
  Mr Kidwell Mrubu
  Mr Stephens Mashugu
Published by Linda Poggenpoel

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