Cardiac and vascular surgery

These surgeries are very specialized. Valley Farm Animal Hospital is currently equipped for minor cardiac surgery cases with the aid of specialized anesthesia equipment.


It is necessary to have not just the right equipment but also so the right staff; Dr Adriaan Kitshoff our surgeon and Dr Gareth Zeiler, anesthetist, are both specialists in their field and  allows us to offer these surgeries.


Extracardiac operations currently performed include large vessel surgery, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) correction and operation that can be performed under inflow occlusion (temporary occlusion of vessels flowing into the heart).