Pet Friends Forever
You’re in caring hands
At the Valley Farm Veterinary Hospital, our team of compassionate and motivated specialists, surgeons, veterinarians, and nurses work together with you to provide the best care and outcome possible for your dog, cat, bird, or exotic.
Our hospital has been purpose-built to provide the perfect stress-free environment for your pets, with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, large and small animal operating theatres, patient wards, in-house laboratories, diagnostics, including CT and MRI, X-ray and ultrasound, as well as fully equipped consultation and examination rooms.
Pets change our lives
We're on a quest to change theirs
We are here whenever you need us, 24 hours a day for advice, to pick up something from our shop, or to pick up your medication from the fully stocked pharmacy.
We take pride (mixed with lots of love) in providing the best possible care for your pet!
How can we help?
Just like humans, our pets are vulnerable to gum disease and problems with their teeth. Dental disease results in many pets unnecessarily suffering tooth loss, gum infection, and pain. We have the most up-to-date dental equipment to carry out any dental procedures your pet may require, and our staff will be able to provide you with some information, tips, and products on how to help prevent dental disease.
All pets should be dewormed at least twice a year to help keep them happy and healthy. Puppies and Kittens should be dewormed every month for the first few months of their lives and every three months when adults. Just ask us what would be best for your furry friend.
There are many reasons to de-sex your dog or cat; from unwanted litters to harmful diseases. The most common age to desex your pet is between 6 and 8 months, however, they are never too old to be desexed. Let’s talk about what is best for your pet and let us give you the knowledge to help you make the best decision for them.
Sometimes emergencies happen. We know your pets are important to you, so we will always do our best in these situations. That is why we are open 24/7 and there is always someone to help you.
We have the only Emergency and Critical Care Specialist vet in the country. Dr Gareth and his team are on call 24/7
Good nutrition is very important for healthy growth and to maintain a healthy body. Your pet relies on you for everything in life and feeding them well, and keeping them slim and healthy is one of the most important things that you can do. We can help you choose the right food, develop a programme just for your pet’s needs and give advice and tips to keep him happy and healthy.
If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call to make an appointment to have one implanted. If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan, we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.
We do more than simply treat your pet; we care for their life, from birth to old age. Prevention is always best , which is why we are here for the little things like vaccinations, quality pet foods, tick and flea prevention and dewormers.
Our vets’ have a high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform the vast majority of surgical procedures that your pet may require. Many advanced surgeries are done in the hospital, and our staff on there 24/7 to take care of them.
It is essential that all pets are adequately vaccinated to help protect the pet population as a whole. Puppies & kittens need their initial course of vaccinations, and adult dogs & cats require regular vaccination to maintain immunity against disease. Rabbits require a yearly vaccination to protect them (and wild rabbits and hares) from the fatal disease RHD.
Dogs and cats over the age of 7 years are considered senior pets. Age related changes occur in pets just as they do in us. Many of these can be treated or managed to allow your senior pet to have a healthy pain free life. Our senior pet clinics include a full clinical examination and lab tests to allow us to assess your pets health and needs.
Ticks and Fleas
We stock a wide range of treatments against fleas and ticks. These parasites can cause disease and discomfort to our pets, and to us as well! Some of these diseases can be fatal. With our temperate climate it is strongly recommended to use your tick & flea treatments all year round. Prevention is better than cure!
Consultations for Sick or Injured pets
If your pet has been injured or you are concerned about its health, please make an appointment to see one of our Family Vets. They are available for consultation Monday - Friday from 07h00 to 19h00 and on Saturday from 09h00 to 14h00.
Valley Farm Shop is open 24/7
7 to care for all your pet needs
All the foods we sell in the shop come with a 100% money back guarantee, because we know how good they are!
If your pet won’t eat the food or if does not suit them we will refund your money if you return the remaining food (more than 50% of the bag) to us in the original packaging.
Valley Farm’s shop offers a wide range of high-quality products for pets of all ages, as well as all the basics for birds and many of those unusual animals. All our shop staff undergo extensive pet nutrition training and product training, so can advise you on making the right choice.
Don’t have time to drop in? Why not just place an order for any that you need? Just call us on 012 991 3573 or mail your order to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will SMS you when your order is ready for collection or ask for us to courier it.
We are always here to help you so please call and check that we have what you need in stock and if we don’t we are happy to order it for you.
Unfortunately, we do not do deliveries but we are open 24/7 for you to collect.
BIRDS & EXOTICS
● Chews & Treats
● Hygiene & Cleanings
● Housing & Accessories
● Puppy & Kitten
● Chews & Treats
TOYS & GIFTS
- Toys for every type of pet
- Travel accessories
- Beds and Blankets
- Leads & collars
- Tick, flea, and deworming
- Hygiene and cleaning products
- Health and supplements
- Oral care
- Training and doggie diapers
- Steps & Ramps
Chronic medication exclusive to Valley Farm Patients
If your pet is a Valley Farm patient and you have a valid prescription all you have to do is call or email us 24 hours prior to collection, and your repeat chronic medication will be waiting for you at reception. It’s that easy.|
Please remember that we do not dispense any medication over weekends and any orders after 12h00 on a Friday will only be ready for collection on the following Monday.
If it would be more convenient for you, we can organise for the medication to be couriered to you. Sadly we cannot courier fridge items or medications schedule 5 or above. All couriered items need to be prepaid for, and we will email the invoice to you. Items with an invoice value of R800 or more can be couriered free of charge within the Pretoria area. A courier fee of R90 will be charged for items with an invoice value of less than R800 within the Pretoria area.
We will always let you know when your pet’s last refill has been dispensed. Please make an appointment for a Prescription Check-Up before placing your next medication request. These checks are required by law and are for the good health of your pet. The Prescription Check up consultation fee is just R115
Don’t forget, that we can also add pet food or other shop products to your order.
Call 012 991 3573 or send us an email at email@example.com
Care for the best health
Cover for the worst
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- All consultations are payable at the time. We accept cash, debit cards, and credit cards and have a secure internet connection for electronic transfers.
- Please feel comfortable speaking to your vet to get an accurate estimate of costs before beginning treatment.
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Clients are required to pay a 50% deposit on admission to the hospital and settle the balance on discharge. Please see the price list, if you require clarity or more detailed information please feel free to contact us.
For clients who require a little assistance with large accounts, we have partnered with Mediwallet.
With a preauthorization from Medipet and One Plan we can do a direct claim for accounts over R10,000, the client will just need to pay 20% of the expected total upfront.
Our Hospital Services
Our theatre department is extremely well equipped allowing us to perform a full range of both soft tissue or orthopedic surgeries. We use the latest techniques for the best possible outcomes and welfare of your pet. 24/7vet care for recovery and critical care specialists for complex cases.
From comprehensive eye exams to treatments, and ongoing management as well as advanced surgery including cataract removal. The Ophthalmology service provides screening examinations of pets for recognised hereditary eye diseases.
Using the right type of imaging and being able to interpret the images is critical. We have digital radiology, ultrasonography, CT, and MRI scan capabilities. They allow us to quickly and accurately establish a diagnosis in a non-invasive way.
Laparoscopy (abdomen), thoracoscopy (chest), and arthroscopy (joins) are minimally invasive surgeries. We can now offer these services for things such as spays, liver biopsy, and many joint issues. Endoscopic surgery gives a much quicker recovery than routine surgeries.
Birds & Exotics
We now cater to all kinds of unusual animal companions. Unfortunately, we can not assist with venomous snakes, large primates, and anything with hooves.
Giving your pet a pain-free bite is an essential part of life. Our Dental department offers a variety of preventative care, standard diagnostics, and procedures for any dental problems.
Our specialist vet takes care of issues that can arise during breeding, pregnancy, as well as abnormalities directly associated with the reproductive system, breeding soundness sex aminations, estrous monitoring, and AI (fresh semen).
Our hospital has an intensive care unit with all the equipment necessary to care for the most critically ill cats and dogs.
We have high-quality equipment, skilled technicians, and experienced veterinarians to ensure that the X-rays taken of pets give us the most information possible. We are fortunate enough to also have a CT scanner. All our digital X-rays can be stored and emailed easily.
Stem Cell Therapy
Many conditions can benefit from stem cell therapy including keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye) and Osteoarthritis.
We provide care for patients that require post operative care, for those receiving treatments and undergoing tests in temperature controlled wards, monitored day and night by our veterinarians and a team of nurses.
Cancers often require a range of treatments for best effect. Our veterinarians work as a team to provide chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and the surgical removal of the tumors with reconstruction of the tissues. They are supported by specialists in anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, and more.
Our on-site physiotherapist and veterinary nurses are here to provide care and recovery pre-and post-operatively to ensure all our patients stay strong and fit.
Our specialist team has achieved a response rate of 87.5% after one session of all Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) cases in cats.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Used for the treatment of intervertebral disc disease, post-surgical wound healing, specifically those with inflammation or severe swelling, bite wounds or other crushing injuries, skin infections, skin grafts, snake bites, and head trauma are some examples of what can treat.
We are proud to be one of the very few veterinary hospitals in South Africa that has a dedicated team of specialists in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia offering support services for high-risk patients and surgeries and procedures, including the management of chronic pain.
Emergency Services 24/7
You can bring your pet to our emergency department at any time and no appointment is necessary. We have a vet on duty at all times with specialists and surgeons on call for critical cases.
Heart problems are common in older dogs and cats but can be seen in pets of all ages and with other medical issues. Diagnosis and management for your pet's best health.
Diabetes is a common disease in both cats and dogs. We can assist with in-hospital stabilisation and with Freestyle Libre Pro continuous glucose monitoring system for in-home stabilisation is now available.
This technique allows us to evaluate the digestive system and is nonsurgical, allows visualisation of the digestive system as well as for taking samples of the lining of these organs including biopsies.
Birds, Reptiles & Other Unusual Animals
We were the first veterinary clinic in Pretoria that can treat your avian and unusual pets every day – such as Rabbits, Reptiles (snakes, turtles, lizards, spiders), rodents, and small animals such as hamsters, guinea pigs, parrots, birds of prey, and almost every other type of native animal.
Every pet that visits us is given the same high standard of care and attention – the kind that ensures they live a happy and healthy life.
To make an appointment for bird grooming or for a sick or injured pet please call us on 012 991 3573 or book online 24/7.
We look forward to helping you with any of the following services and care
- General health consultations
- Preventative health (desexing, vaccinations, etc)
- Full diagnostics (eg, blood, urine, faecal examinations)
- Advanced imaging (x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, endoscopy)
- Annual health examinations
- Preventative and remedial surgery
- Nutritional advice, care sheets, and training
- 24h Emergency care
- Direct access to a range of in-house veterinary specialists
- DNA sexing (birds)
- Chlamydia (psittacosis) and Psittacine beak and feather (PBFD) testing (birds)
- Dedicated exotics and avian hospital wards
- New pet health checks
- Bird grooming
- Nail and beak clipping
- Complete dental care
- Avian behavioural consultations
Meet our team who are here just for you and your pets
Since first opening our doors in 1998, we have pursued the vision of being able to offer a multi-disciplinary service providing expertise across the spectrum of veterinary specialties.
At the heart of our approach is teamwork, we now have a complement of over 80 members caring for your best friend.
Odi the Cat(the real boss)
Dr. Tim KrafftDirector & Surgery Lead
Dr. Dean de KockDirector & Medicine Lead
Dr Gareth ZeilerSpecialist Anaesthesia, Emergency & Critical Care
(BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Anaes), Dip EVAA, Dip ACVVA, PhD)
Dr Marthinus HartmanSpecialist Surgeon
Dr Lo-An OdayarSpecialist Opthalmology
(BVSc, MMed Vet Ophthal)
Dr Ryan FriedleinSpecialist Medicine
(BSc, BVScHons, MMedVet Medicine)
Dr Dorianne ElliottSpecialist Avian & Exotics
Dr Susan FoucheSpecialist Gynaecology
(BVSc, MMedVet Gynaecology)
Dr Etienne BassonAnesthesia Resident
Dr Marinell BreytenbachEmergency & Critical Care
Dr Anthea MichaletosEmergency & Critical Care
Dr Magdalenea JannaschAnaesthesia Resident
(BScAgric Animal Science, BVSc)
Dr Judith BenjafieldSpecialist Dentistry
Dr Cornel RossleeAfter-Hours Veterinarian
Dr Anel LigthelmAfter-hours Veterinarian
Dr Bekesela MaposaAfter-hours Veterinarian
Dr Matthew BurgerhoffFamily Vet
Dr Shannon van RooyenFamily Vet
Dr Inelia BuysFamily Vet
Dr Kira CoetzeeFamily Vet
Dr Jeanetta UysFamily Vet
Dr Miri SmitFamily Vet
Dr Claudia BakkerRotating Intern
Alma du PreezPhysiotherapist
(Veterinary Physiotherapy cum laude, BSc(Agric) Animal Science)
Our veterinarians are supported by our large team of expert and committed nursing and rehabilitation teams.
Sr Riani de KockMatron & Hospital Manager
Sr Celine LamprechtSister
Sr Marlize VermaakSister
Sr Bianca SteynSister
Sr Elrise RobertsSister
Sr Chene van HeerdenSister
Sr Kayleigh MillerSister
Sr Klaudia PruckowskaSister
Sr Rene SwartSister
Sr Wendy MkhwanziSister
Sr Tia MhlabaSister
Mrs Meisie MalatseCare of Hospitalised Exotics
Become a lifesaver and help us stock our blood bank
We are always looking for new donor dogs to join our team of life savers.
Animals can donate blood, without any harm to themselves, just as people do. Like humans, animals have different blood groups and test kits are available so that we can test your dog and select the safest donor blood type, which is DEA1.1 negative.
There is much less demand for blood transfusions for cats. We will usually take blood from the donor cat and immediately transfuse it into the sick cat. Cats that are donors need to be restricted indoors to prevent accidental transmission of the viral diseases FIV and FeLV which would then be passed on to the recipient.
Our four-legged friends
need your help
Help us to help them by giving back
Pets give us companionship, love, and emotional support, they get us up in the morning, get us out in the fresh air, they promote a sense of responsibility and caring within us.
Sadly, not all pets are so lucky. In South Africa, at this time the animal shelters are full to bursting. Financial support and donations are dwindling as people are having to stretch their own finances.
At Valley Farm, we try to do a little bit of good to help those pets less fortunate than our own. There are a number of charities that we support, and we hope you will like to as well.
The South African Veterinary Association Community Veterinary Clinics work tirelessly to support veterinarians who provide education and primary veterinary care for animals in very low-income communities. For every pet vaccinated or sterilised at Valley Farm, we make a donation to the CVC.
Is a non-profit organisation that rescues abused and abandoned cats and kittens and then tries to find them new homes. Valley Farm Animal Hospital supports them by hosting events, giving discounted veterinary care, and showcasing all the kittens and cats that are available for adoption.
SOUTH AFRICAN GUIDE DOGS ASSOCIATION
The association works in the training of dogs to help people who are visually impaired or physically disabled to assist them in gaining more independence, mobility, and companionship. Valley Farm Animal Hospital is their designated Pretoria veterinary practice for puppy walkers and discounted veterinary care.
A non-profit organisation that covers approximately 6200 km2 and stretches as far as Centurion, Bronkhorstspruit, Temba, Soshanguve, and Hartebeespoort. SPCA Tshwane is an animal welfare organisation that acknowledges that all animals as sentient beings and strives to prevent their cruelty and exploitation. Valley Farm Animal Hospital supports them through events, supplying medical supplies and the practice collects donations of money and items for them to sell in the SPCA shop.
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All consultations are by appointment only and for your convenience you can
Book Online or call us on 012 991 3573.
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- Walk-in clients will be assisted as soon as possible but appointments will take precedence.
- It is essential to pre book consultations for more specialised services such as dentistry, export consultations, pregnancy scans, and operations.
Our consulting hours are:
Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 19:00
Saturday: 09:00 to 13:00.
All other hours are emergency consultations only.
Emergencies will always be seen without an appointment.