Contact Us

57 Church Street
South Africa

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(013) 235 4132 tel
(013) 235 2555 tel


076 053 7178 (after-hours emergencies)

086 4111 090 fax


Our Staff

About our staff

Our clinic is staffed by 5 experienced veterinarians, 3 friendly and helpful receptionists, an experienced bookkeeper, 5 committed kennel assistants and a gardener.

Who will be looking after your pet at our clinic?
Whether on the telephone or at the reception counter, you will be welcomed by our friendly and helpful receptionists, Esther and Naomi. We encourage all of our clients to make appointments so as to avoid unnecessarily long waiting times. Our veterinarians will examine and treat your pet. If required, your pet may be hospitalized where it will remain under the direct supervision of the veterinarian. Our caring kennel staff, Israel, Nelly, Hezekiel, Lizzy and Mpho will follow instructions on feeding, exercise and cleaning of your pet. Marthie handles the clinic admin. Stock orders and product management are dealt with by Christa who will be pleased to help with any querries. Our clinic puts extra emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene which is particularly evident in our hospital. Hospital cages have under floor heating for the comfort of our sick and post operative patients. Every morning between 7:15 and 8:00 the entire clinic is cleaned and disinfected. Isolation kennels, housed in a separate building, are used for infectious cases that may pose a risk to other patients. Our veterinarians take extra care that your pet does not suffer pain. In the case of farm animals and horses our veterinarians will do farm visits to attend to the needs of your animals.

Dr David Huchzermeyer
BSc., BVSc., MSc. in Aquatic Veterinary Studies, PhD, MRCVS

Aquatic Veterinary Specialist Reg. No. S14/2178

Dr. Huchzermeyer is the prinicipal veterinarian in this practice. After qualifying as a veterinarian from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria in 1983 he gained his Masters degree from the University of Stirling in Scotland in 1985. His special interests are dairy herd health, small animal orthopaedics, fish diseases and rehabilitation care of raptors. He has spent several years working with large dairies in Saudi Arabia including two years managing the animal health care on the world's largest integrated dairy farm, Al Safi. Dr. Huchzermeyer is involved in various fish related research projects. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Pretoria in 2013.  In his free time he paints and enjoys the outdoors in unspoilt natural areas in the company of his family and pets.

Dr Philippa Colly
BSc., BVSc.

Dr. Colly handles the over all practice management and also consults in the clinic. She qualified as a veterinarian from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria, in 1983 and spent the early years of her career in charge of the Veterinary Laboratory in Queenstown. She was State Veterinarian in Lydenburg from1986-1990. She has a special interest in sheep diseases and has written chapters on Bolo disease and seneciosis for several books. She shares her love for wildlife and nature with her husband, Dr. Huchzermeyer, and their three sons




Dr Jac Brink

Dr. Brink has been with the clinic since 2008 after spending 4 years working in mixed and small animal practice in the UK. He qualified as a veterinarian from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria in 2003. His interests are horses and small animal surgery. Dr Brink leads the clinical team at the clinic. His hobbies include bee keeping, hiking, travelling and birding. He is married to Hestia who is also a veterinarian. They have three young children.


Dr Hestia Brink

Dr Hestia Brink BVSc.

Dr Hestia Brink qualified as veterinarian from Onderstepoort, Universityof Pretoria in 2003. After working in the United Kigdom for 4 years she returned to South Africa with her husband Jac. They settled in Lydenburg in 2008. While raising a young family, Dr Brink assists at the clinic as clinical veterinarian on a flexible part-time basis.


 Dr Brian Chester Browne 

Dr Brian Chester Browne BSc. Agric. BVSc.

Dr Chester Browne joined the clinic in 2011. After qualifying with an agriculture degree from the University of Pretoria in 1994 he spent 8 years working in the livestock production and nutrition sectors. He then continued his studies and qualified as a veterinarian from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria in 2009. Although Brian is a keen small animal clinician, his agricultural background provides valuable livestock and production experience that he happily shares with our farming clients. Brian has an active interest in the outdoors