Contact details for Reptile Vets

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Postby REPTILE RESORT » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:17 pm

Dr Van Wyk is no longer with the Onderstepoort Bird and Exotic Animal Clinic but Dr Dorianne Elliott is. She is an absolute genius when it comes to reptiles as well as other exotics such as Monkeys, Birds etc. If it wasn't for her, I would have lost a rare and expensive monkey last month. Not only was it a tiny baby but it had a disease not normally found in monkeys and for which there are no previous case studies, literature or treatment protocol. Don't take chances with a sick animal, go directly to someone who knows what to do and Dr Elliott is that person!
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Postby Bernice » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:51 pm


Do you have a direct contact number for her or do we just phone Onderserpoort an ask for her?
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Postby Bushviper » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:31 pm

Call them on 012 529 8105 and for emergencies call 079525 0368.
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Postby Hendre » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:27 pm

Dee474 wrote:Cape Town - Kenridge - Dr Smith - 021 - 914 - 0886 - he's magic
Cape Town - Fishhoek (?) - Dr Oakley - 021 - 782 2090

it is in fish hoek. and Dr. Smith is indeed magic!

Kenridge Animal Clinic

Dr Stephen Smith
Kenridge Animal Clinic
78 De Bron Ave Kenridge; 7530
(021) 914 0886; 082 445 2082

Sunray Vet Clinic

Dr. John Oakley
8 Sunray Rd, Fish Hoek Ph 021 782 2090
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Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:38 pm

Exclusive Vet cc

Sunninghill Village - 011 803 3317

Bryan Park Shopping Centre - 011 463 9635
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where is Verseput?

Postby bradmiller » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:41 pm

Dr Verseput - anyone know which Vet he is at now - The Village Vet where he was before has closed down :-(
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Re: Contact details for Reptile Vets

Postby animalfanatic » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:09 pm

Does anyone know of any good reptile vets in Bloemfontein?

or of anyone capable of probing snakes in the area?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Contact details for Reptile Vets

Postby animalfanatic » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:45 am

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Re: Contact details for Reptile Vets

Postby Rishaad » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:58 pm


Please be advised that some of the people on this list are not qualified vets but qualified herpetologists and the like. I have spoken to Dr Angelo Lambiris today and he enquired as to where I got his details from.

He asked that we please do not refer to him as a vet but said that he is a qualified herpetologist with 40 years of experience. He said that he has also lectured widely on the topic and has worked directly with many vets locally and abroad. He works on animals under the direct supervision of a qualified vet.

The reason for this is that he recently came under attack from conservation authorities as to why people were referring to him as a vet when he is not and they wanted to impose a 5 figure fine.

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Re: Contact details for Reptile Vets

Postby Reptivet » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:11 am

Hiya fellow herp lovers
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Re: where is Verseput?

Postby Bundu Boy » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:56 am

bradmiller wrote:Dr Verseput - anyone know which Vet he is at now - The Village Vet where he was before has closed down :-(

He's at Craighall Animal Hospital - 011 442 7363
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Re: Contact details for Reptile Vets

Postby JaneDoe » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:19 pm

Dr Elliot at Onderstepoort has been my saviour for reptiles!
She really goes out of her way to help and gives the facts as they are, no rose coloured glasses, simply as it is, bad good and ugly!
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Re: Contact details for Reptile Vets

Postby cbr1100 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:56 am

Hi there,

I was at Reptilians in Midrand yesterday and they advised the following vet for my Green Iguana;

Craighall Veterinary Hospital
Mon-Fri 07h30 - 18h30
Saturday 08h00 - 12h00
Sun/Pub Hol 09h00 - 12h00 (surcharge)

Tel: 011 442 7361

Cnr Buckingham & Clarence Ave, Craighall Park

I'm going to be taking my Iguana for a full check up and will revisit this post if they are no good...
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Re: Contact details for Reptile Vets

Postby Marion » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:15 pm

Hi guys

I have also found a vet in Edenvale. Sorry I don't know his name but he is a young Indian doctor and works at The Terrace Road Veterinary Hospital in Edenvale/Sebenza. Their phone number is 011 609-0477. The added bonus is that they are open from 7 am to 7 pm and not just a couple of hours in the morning and a couple of hours in the evening. They are open for a straight 12 hours which is a great help when you are in a panic to see a vet.

I took my frillies to him after I got them to check on the sex and also to see if they were in good health. He showed me how to check the sex - not that I would attempt to do so myself, and said my babies are fine specimens, He knew what he was talking about and gave me a lot of good advice - and the bonus was he didn't even charge me!!! How's that for service? He was genuinely interest in the frillies and had great fun playing with them while I was there.

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Re: Contact details for Reptile Vets

Postby 24088847 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:53 pm

Terrace road vet hospital in Edenvale is a brilliant vet practice. Dr Bhoola and Dr Behrens are both good with reptiles and other exotics! Great service and great prices! They are the only vet I know of building an exotic ward for all creepy crawlies!

95 Terrace Road, Edenvale
Johannesburg, Gauteng 1613
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