Who we are



Our team is committed to providing the highest quality veterinary care with compassion, integrity and professionalism.




Valley Farm Animal Hospital was established in 1995 by Dr Tim Krafft. Dr Dean De Kock joined shortly after in 1996. The partner’s vision then was to become the industry leader in South African veterinary health care. They have worked hard at this, introducing a 24 hour emergency service, improving facilities and constantly increasing the range and quality of services offered at the practice. The practice is now well established, serving the local Pretoria East pet owning population and taking referrals from all over southern Africa for specialist procedures and care. From fairly humble beginnings the building (hospital) has grown to a 2100 m² state of the art animal hospital, featuring facilities you would normally associate with a human hospital such as laboratory, CT machine, operating theater suite and comfortable climate-controlled wards. See our hospital.



We have a large team at Valley Farm, all of which are animal lovers with a passion for pets and desire to help and educate their owners.

Many of our veterinarians are specialists or have a special interest in an aspect of veterinary medicine.

The veterinarians are supported by a dedicated team of Veterinary Nurses and Animal Health Technicians who take on the care of the inpatients as well as other more specialised nursing roles.

The practice is staffed around the clock and is the only private veterinary practice in Pretoria to offer full on-site veterinary care.