Meet Our Staff

Dr. Clive Christie

Qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1985 From Onderstepoort.  Then spent 2yrs in National Service as a vet at Bourke‚Äôs Luck Canine Centre. Joined the State Vet, in Queenstown until 1990. Joined the Nelspruit Animal Hospital in 1990 as a partner. He currently has two Irish Terriers as his beloved pets.

Dr. Andre Burger

Qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1998 From Onderstepoort. Was a member of the Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and worked across the UK for 5yrs after qualifying. Joined the Nelspruit Animal Hospital in 2003. Knowledgeable in medicine and surgery of all companion animals and exotics. Loves consulting and interacting with the clients and patients. His passion is indigenous gardening, birding and his family. Loves sport and outdoor life.

Dr. Karl Von Buddenbrock

Qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2014 from Onderstepoort. Joined us at the Animal hospital soon after. He brings a young enthusiastic passion for the Veterinary industry with him. In his spare time he loves to ride his motorbike.

Rozanne Buitendach

Qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Onderstepoort in 2016. Moved to Bochum, working in primary animal health care in 2017. Has a passion for large animal and game work. Has a BSc in Biotechnology and a BSc Honours in Biotechnology. Her hobbies are music and art. She joined us as our first female Vet in Jan 2018.

Dr. Andre Beytell

Qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1975 From Onderstepoort. Joined the Army for 1yr working at the equestrian centre. Became a State Vet for 4yrs working in Barberton and Vryburg. Finally joining the Nelspruit Animal Hospital in 1980 as a partner. He retired as partner at the end of Sept 2017. He will however still be consulting for us at the practice. He is an extremely talented large animal vet, specialising in production animals, with management, ecology and wildlife. He has a passion for landscaping with indigenous plants and batik artwork.

Catherine Lane

Qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1986 studying through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) London UK.  Has been with Nelspruit Animal Hospital since 1996 moved across to Central Vet in 1997 and took up the responsibility of managing the shop from then onwards. Owner of an Irish Terrier. Owns her own business running a house sitting agency called 4paws and helps at the Lowveld Dog Training Club. Has a wealth of knowledge in the animal industry.

Natalie May

Joined Central Vet in 1999. Previously worked on a Thoroughbred Breeding Stud Farm in the Natal Midlands adding to her knowledge of horses in the shop. Studied for a diploma as a Veterinary Support assistant with Stonebridge College from the UK. Courses completed as a Nutritional advisor through Hills, Eukanuba and Royal Canin. Owned Staffies and has a passion for the breed. Loves wildlife.

Alet Mare

Joined the Nelspruit Animal Hospital as a receptionist in 2014, has an easy going and friendly  manner and puts clients at ease. She previously ran a guests house and worked at a chemist for 10yrs. Owns a Jack Russell and a Yorkie.

Elize Steenkamp

Elize is our newest receptionist, joining us in Feb 2017. A bubbly personality. She has owned her own Riding school and Guest house in the past. Loves interacting with people and owns a Dalmatian and Border collie.

Juanita Zwane

After temporarily helping out at the Nelspruit Animal Hospital, she joined our practice as our full time hygienist in 2003.

Alfred Ngomane

Garden Landscaper, he has been tending to the partners and practice gardens since 1984. He loves our indigenous plants and has pride in his work.

Keiser Niyarenda

Senior Kennel assistant, and joined the Nelspruit Animal Hospital in 1987. He has dedicated himself to the care of our patients over the years.

Rassia Ngobeni

Rassia is 22 years old, joined our team in Sept 2016 as a kennel assistant. Our youngest member, enthusiastic and has a background in the grooming industry and a love of football.