About us

Our Story

After working at Kimberley Veterinary Clinic under Dr Joseph van Heerden, Dr Donovan Smith and Dr Piet-Piet Swart decided it was time to take the bull by the horns. They bought the practice from the renowned Dr van Heerden and thanks to their continuous leadership, unbreakable spirit and utter dedication, the practice has only thrived since.

Dr Donovan Smith, our director, is bolstered by Dr Odette Burger, veterinary nurse Sr Anmari Coetzee and an impressive array of support staff that we simply cannot function without.

All our veterinarians lead with their own interest and speciality, thus enabling us to offer health care to all animals ranging from hamsters to horses, birds of prey, rhinos, amphibians, cats and dogs. The list is endless.

Our unbridled passion and knowledge allows us to provide the best care possible.

High Standards

Our standards are high because we understand how important your animal friend is to you.

Our Mission

We strive to build lasting relationships with our pet owners grounded in the values we have built our practice on.

Ownership and responsibility empowers our employees to think critically and contribute to the development of Kimberley Veterinary Clinic. We hold ourselves accountable for outcomes, good and bad. We do not pass the buck.

Our goal is to empower our clients with extensive knowledge on how to best care for their pets.

We understand that a healthy, healing environment is invaluable for our employees. Their contagious enthusiasm, unwavering loyalty and passion is what makes our practice so unique. We are committed to building an encouraging, caring and supportive work environment. Supporting our team members and enriching their lives is a shared responsibility. We esteem and trust one another every day.

Our Vision

We work to be the most trusted and respected pet care provider in our community. We want to inform and inspire pet owners around the globe by realising the full potential of the universal access to research and education and to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.
Our aim is to ensure better health and wellbeing for all animals, now and for future generations, and to create economic opportunity for every member of our workforce. 

Our employees are hired for their unique set of skills.
These skills allow us to provide outstanding service to both our patients and our clients, in order to optimally nurture the human-animal bond.
We have given time, resources and shared knowledge with our community and our environment and will continue doing so.
Providing steadfast veterinary care with empathy and integrity remains our lifelong commitment.
We are committed to continuous investment in the growth of our team members, a commitment we take very seriously.
We challenge our teams to actively take responsibility for their own self-development.

What makes us different?

What do we do when no one else is looking? Our team acts with integrity and honesty. We focus on putting ourselves in the shoes of others and we strive to do the right thing, always.
We’re honest, transparent and committed to doing what’s best for our patients, our clients and our company. We openly collaborate in pursuit of the truth and firmly believe in the power of science, devotion and unbridled passion. We have no tolerance for politics, hidden agendas or passive-aggressive behaviour.

We have empathy for every one of our patients, their owners and our staff. Our unique way of connecting with the people around us is accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate suffering and to promote strength and endurance. After all, we are all in this together.

We highly esteem each individual client and staff member. It is our diversity and respect for one another, our patients and our clients that sets us apart from other businesses.

We firmly believe in reliability and truth among staff members and clients. We are an authentic team that values commitment and faith, focusing on serving the community and our patients honestly.

We value a healing environment enveloped in contagious enthusiasm. We yearn for a revolution in the pet care industry, especially in South Africa. Complacency kills.

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