Wild coast vets care for pets

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In a tran­quil lo­ca­tion sur­rounded by the sea, farm­land and coastal bush, lies Wild Coast Vet founded by Drs Roger Davies and Michaela Ran­dall in Jan­uary 2017.

“We set up our home base in a ren­o­vated dairy par­lour at Chintsa West, which be­longed to lo­cal farmer Trevor Tay­lor,” said Davies.

“The lo­ca­tion is ab­so­lutely stun­ning. We are sur­rounded by ocean, thick coastal bush, dams and open veld. We are truly blessed to be able to prac­tise ve­teri­nary science in this beau­ti­ful part of the world.”

In ad­di­tion to the nor­mal clinic set-up, where pets are brought in by their own­ers for rou­tine or emer­gency pro­ce­dures, Wild Coast Vet of­fers a home visit ser­vice. “At the same time as set­ting up the clinic we started the home-visit ser­vice to com­pli­ment our clinic work,” Davies said.

Pets can be col­lected from home for op­er­a­tions or med­i­cal treat­ments. They have their pro­ce­dure done at the clinic and can then be de­liv­ered back home.

“We are pas­sion­ate about an­i­mal wel­fare. Our mo­bile ve­teri­nary ser­vice al­lows pets to be treated in the com­fort of their home en­vi­ron­ment, and takes some of the stress away for pet own­ers,” said Davies.

“We find that our pa­tients re­spond re­ally well to the tran­quil­ity of the lo­ca­tion and the stress-free na­ture of the home-visit ser­vice.”

Wild Coast Ve­teri­nary Clinic em­ploys three full-time vets and four an­i­mal nurs­ing-sup­port staff. In ad­di­tion to small an­i­mals, they carry out large an­i­mal and game cap­ture work.

Rou­tine ve­teri­nary ser­vices are of­fered from the fully equipped Chintsa West Clinic from Mon­day to Fri­day be­tween 7.30am and 5pm, while the home-visit ser­vice op­er­ates from Mon­day to Fri­day, 8am to 4pm.

An af­ter hours emer­gency ser­vice is also avail­able.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

TRAN­QUIL SET­TING: Wild Coast Vet staff from left, Venita Marais, Ju­nior Ka­manga, Dr Ter­rence Thovhakale, Dr Michaela Ran­dall and Kerri-Ann Peake

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