Meet the Team

Valley Farm Animal Hospital employs almost 70 staff.  With the business operating 24-hours a day, we cover three normal shifts daily.

We believe it is important that your pets are cared for by qualified, dedicated people. All our clinical staff are either qualified veterinarians or veterinary nurses. Our staff undergo on-going training to ensure they perform to the best of their abilities.

The partners, Dr Tim Krafft and Dr Dean de Kock, are ably assisted in the running of the practice by the management team of Julia van Draanen, Ellen Heydenrych, and Sr Stephanie Rotherham.

The Veterinarians


Nursing Team

Our nursing team of sixteen is by far the biggest in private veterinary practice in Pretoria. All our nurses are graduates of Onderstepoort and are registered with the South African Veterinary Council. We believe a qualified nurse’s knowledge and abilities are essential when offering high-quality patient care. Our team has many years’ experience between them and many of the nurses have special areas of interest.

Nursing is a vocation and these dedicated staff provide excellent patient care. They ensure your pets’ physical needs are attended to with food, medication and treatments. They also care for your pet’s psychological needs with lots of cuddles, kisses, TLC, grooming, baths, treats, cosy beds for the cats to hide in, massages, and exercise. Our nurses assist the vets by performing many of the treatments and procedures the patients require such as blood samples, X-rays, injections, and wound care.

Reception Team

The reception team will be your first point of contact at Valley Farm Animal Hospital. They will be able to assist you with bookings, payments, and general enquiries. All reception staff study basic pet nutrition and parasites; a number have also undergone dog training and behaviour training. Deliana Jacobs is our shop manager, and is assisted by Brian and our reception staff with sales in the shop.

Kennel staff and Cleaning Ladies

These staff play a vital role in our hospital. They support our nurses and doctors by helping care for our patients, and by keeping the practice clean and hygienic.

Our Location

829 Old Farm Rd, Faerie Glen, Pretoria

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