We at Umgeni Veterinary Clinic have a reputation for friendly professionalism, diversity of skills and unwavering compassion and care for our patients and Customers. We are proud to be a pet care destination of choice.
Dr Lee Pachonick and Dr Margie Roach are the permanent Veterinarians at the Practice. Both qualified at Onderstepoort in Pretoria.
Lee’s veterinary focus is with small animals, and further champions the community and youth pet care educational programmes.
Dr Margie Roach first worked in a mixed practice in the Free State and later in Port Elizabeth. She joined the Westville Veterinary Hospital, gaining extensive experience in companion animals over a period of eighteen years.
She relocated to Hilton in 2009 to work for the Howick Veterinary Group and joined Umgeni Veterinary Clinic in February 2012.
She has an interest in birds and exotic animals and volunteers her services at Free Me.
Ros, Janice and Shelley are the Veterinary Nurses, also having qualified at Onderstepoort. They assist with x-rays, anaesthetics and medical procedures and are available to offer professional advice on pet care, nutrition or puppy training.
We are starting a Senior Pet Wellness Clinic in June 2016. It will be held each Wednesday between 8am and 12pm. The service is offered free by our veterinary nurses. This appointment includes a dental check, weight and diet advice, checking of ears, assessing mobility etc. If a urine sample is provided we will test it free on your pet's first visit. Our free rabies clinic will also change from Wednesday afternoon, to Wednesday morning 8am to 12pm. We will be working on an appointment basis, so please call us at the clinic on 033 3434316 for enquiries and bookings.
Rosh, Nicky, Karin and Courtney are the alternating receptionists and front office enthusiasts. Having attended numerous accredited courses in pet nutrition, they are able to assist Customers in selecting an appropriate feed or over the counter preventative medications.
The back office is driven by Tokkie, our Administrative Assistant together with Percival and Regina who are responsible for animal handling and general duties.