Our Staff at Rivonia

Our team consists of veterinarians, veterinary nurses, receptionists, kennel hands and cleaners. Every member has a main focus: your pet’s care and well-being, and excellent client service.

Veterinarians:

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Doctors Sashni, Tarryn, Tara and Anthea are caring and compassionate. They always ensure the highest standards of care for their patients and take the time to explain it all and answer any questions.

 

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Sister Kirsty will be available to answer questions, give advice and provide a little extra love to your pets. She is dedicated to her patients’ well-being and goes the extra mile to ensure our clients and patients are happy.

Receptionists:

img_2395Lois, Cheri and Jeanne will provide a warm, friendly reception to you and your pet. They are well trained and will give advice on diet, weight, tick and flea control and toys and accessories. They are trained Veterinary Nutritional Advisors and also run free weight clinics if your pet needs to shed a few pounds. We pride ourselves in going the extra mile for our clients so please don’t hesitate to ask us and we will try our best to help.

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Mike, Michael, Innocent, Brighton and Prosper will always greet you with a smile and be ready to give you a hand. They have been with us for many years and are an integral part of our team. They form a special bond with our patients which is evident to all.

Resident Practice Pets:

Our 2 furry feline friends are Nemo and Lucy.

img-20161118-wa0006Nemo is a cheeky ginger, who is convinced he rules the roost!  He loves a good scratch, but stay away from his tummy!  He came in as a ragged little stray with a head injury, who crept into everybody’s hearts.  He is now a senior gentleman, who spends most of his days stretched out on the practice couch.

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Lucy also came in as a stray, and is the un-official welcome wagon, usually found to be haunting the reception area, and greeting clients with  a friendly meow! She loves attention of any kind, and usually ends up on a receptionist’s lap!  She is also a senior lady now, and loves to take naps in the filing box!

Our canine companions are Bear and Max.

IMG_5199Bear is our gorgeous Malamute who has recently joined our family. She has settled in and is loving playing with her new friend Max on our big lawn

 

 

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Max, a rescue from Woodrock Animal Shelter.  He is both our “guard dog” and blood donor. He is a lovely, goofy boy and we adore him.

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Dr. Anthea Fleming BVSc

Anthea was a founding partner in 1996 and has been the backbone to building 2 well-respected clinics. She now plays a managerial role running the practices and being involved with the more complicated cases in the clinic. She says the best part of her work, apart from being able to cuddle her patients, is working with and getting to know their owners.

 IMG_4919 Dr. Tarryn Newby BVSc

Tarryn joined us in 2017, after working in East London for a few years. She missed her family, and as a result decided to move back to Gauteng. She is extremely passionate about her patients and clients, and we are extremely lucky to have her as part of the team.

 IMG_4922 Dr. Tara Peacock BVSc

Tara is the newest member of our clinical team. She completed her veterinary community service year in 2016. Not only does she have a degree in Veterinary science but she first qualified as a charted accountant before deciding on a career change. We are excited to welcome her to our team.

 IMG_4915.JPG Dr Sashni Naidoo BVSc

Sashni always has a welcoming smile and can’t do enough to help her patients and clients. She gives every patient her love and her patients know immediately to trust her. She is an excellent vet and team member and we are lucky to have her.

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Sr Kirsty Pannifer DVN

Kirsty has recently joined the team. She came from a busy 24 hour clinic where she gained a lot of experience in ICU and trauma. She is very passionate about what she does and willing to go the extra mile for her patients and their owners.