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WHO WE ARE

At Moreletapark Animal Hospital we strive to provide a comprehensive, accessible and friendly service encompassing the general health and wellbeing of cats and dogs. Our facility offers professional veterinary medical and surgical services, grooming and boarding, and a shop outlet for dog and cat food and accessories.

OUR TEAM

Dr. Erika Pienaar

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Erika Pienaar BVSc grew up in the small town Oudtshoorn and qualified from Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Science in 2012. Dr Erika joined the Moreletapark Animal Hospital team in 2014. She is a general practitioner with a special interest in surgery although she also enjoys veterinary medicine. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the age of 4 and enjoys every day at work. She and her husband are parents to one very spoiled dog, named Karel and a son, Lourens. She also loves the outdoors and enjoys any outdoor activities, especially with friends. In March 2019, Dr. Pienaar was fortunate enough to become a co-owner of Moreletapark Animal Hospital. It is her dream and passion to make the hospital one where patients and clients are equally important and always receives the best service possible.

Dr. Mark van Wijk

VETERINARIAN

Dr Mark van Wijk BVSc qualified from Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Sciencein 2015, and was part of the first groups to participate in Community Service, where he worked in Thembisile Hani district just east of Pretoria, where the main patients were goats, sheep, cows and dogs, where the focus was on primary healthcare. After a year in Joburg, he joined our team in 2018. Dr Mark has a keen interest in both surgery and medicine. He adopted the clinics' cat Sushi, who gets to enjoy Mark's practice session with his musical instruments.

Sr. Karin Strijbis

VETERINARY NURSE

Sr. Karin grew up in Ellisras. After qualifying from Onderstepoort she worked at a mixed practice in the platteland for four years. In 2012 she joined Moreletapark animal Hospital. She is blessed with a wonderful husband and two adorable little girls and another on her way! They happily share their home with two overweight Jack Russels, Ava and Julie.

Debbie Pleaner

RECEPTIONIST

After qualifying as a veterinary nurse from Onderstepoort, she has been involved in veterinary practices and welfare work for more than 20 years. She joined the team at Moreletapark Animal Hospital in 2015. She is the mother of one highly active and social little boy, who often rescues cats and plenty of guppies.

Yolanda Thiart

ADMIN ASSISTANT

Yolanda joined the Moreletapark Animal Hospital team in 2017, and thoroughly enjoys her work as a receptionist. She is blessed with an amazingly supportive husband and 3 very spoiled fur kids Wors, Mia and Lizzy.

Ilze van Eck

ADMIN ASSISTANT

Ilze grw up in Pretoria, and moved back to Gauteng with her husband, 2 lovely children, and their Jack Russel, after living in the Free State for years. She joined the Moreletapark Animal Hospital team in 2018. With a huge heart for animals, and passion for people, being the welcoming point for the practice is her calling. In her spare time she loves being active, jogging and lots of outdoor activities, which help the creative juices flow.

Silas Mphamo

ANIMAL HANDLER

Silas joined the Moreletapark Hospital team in 2010 as a kennel hand. His friendly demeanor is a welcome breeze in the reception and vet shop area.

Alfred Mvula

ANIMAL HANDLER

Alfred has been part of the Moreletapark Animal Hospital team since 1996 as a kennel hand and assistant to the vets and nurses. His dream since a child was to work with animals and that was realized when he got the opportunity at age 34.

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