Practice Info

Our team

Veterinarian

Dr Elmien Kotze

Dr Elmien Kotze qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria in 2006. She is mostly kept busy caring for wildlife and her meticulous attention to her work ensures only the best service for her wildlife veterinary operations. Dr Elmien consults at Oribi Animal Clinic every 3rd weekend and stands in when one of our other vets are on leave. Apart from her work as a veterinarian she enjoys spending time with her friends and her many four-legged children.

Veterinarian

Dr Darren Glanville

Dr Darren Glanville is one of the veterinarians at Oribi Animal Clinic and qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria in 1993. He spent some time working in the United Kingdom and in Bermuda before returning to South Africa. He has extensive experience in small animal surgery and horses. When not at the hospital he can be found at the beach or enjoying nature with his kids and his dogs. He has every intention of learning to surf!

Veterinarian

Dr Vanessa Faber

Dr Vanessa qualified from the Szént István University in Budapest in 2014. Dr. Vanessa joined the Oribi Team in February 2020 and is currently busy with her MSc in Wildlife Management, Ecology and Health. Her interests are all things veterinary and animal health, from wildlife medicine to small animal internal medicine to livestock and horses.
In her free time, she trains for triathlons, goes fishing, or is outdoors in general with her friends.

Animal Health Technician

Emma-Lisa Lok

Emma-Lisa qualified from UNISA as an Animal Health Technician in 2016. In the years leading up to her studies she worked and volunteered at various wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa. She assists with the general care of the patients entrusted to our care and is the practice manager. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her family and 3 dogs.

Behaviourist & Veterinary Assistant

Jo-Anne Richter

Jo-Anne joined Oribi Animal Clinic in August 2015. A qualified Animal Behaviourist and Equestrian, she also has a wealth of experience in the nursing and care of animal patients. She is our in-house Puppy School Manager and trainer. She completed a Small Animal Nursing Diploma Level 4 in 2016.

Animal Care Assistant

John Tilese

John joined Oribi Animal Clinic in May 2011. He helps the vets with the animals in the hospital, makes sure that they are always comfortable and ensures that the practice is clean and hygienic. His sense of humour on a daily basis keeps everyone smiling and nobody will ever find him down. 

Animal Care Assistant

Thompson Dasa

Thompson was born to work with animals and joined Oribi Animal Clinic in December 2011. He assists in the hospital with x-rays, the sterilisation of surgical instruments and the handling and care of our patients. No matter the day, he always brings a smile and a friendly atmosphere to our clinic.  

Receptionist

Lizett Muller

Lizett worked at Oribi Animal Clinic for a while in 2013. Sadly she left us when her husband got a job in Bethlehem, but fortunately she returned to Jeffreys Bay in 2017 and re-joined the Oribi team. Lizett shares our passion for animals, but with an enormous heart for people she makes any visitor feel welcome. She is known as the Oribi Koeksister Queen.  

Receptionist

Nicolet Kramer

Nicolet joined the Oribi team in January 2020. After working at Nedbank for eleven years she decided it was time for a new challenge and applied for the reception position at Oribi. In her free time, she enjoys baking and spoiling her kids with these homemade treats. Her family also consists of four cats and three dogs that she spends much of her time with outside of work.

The Practice Cat

Tabitha 

Tabitha, the practice cat, is one of the most important members of the Oribi team. She can mostly be found sleeping on one of the chairs in the office after she has managed to push the occupant of the chair off or waltzing about the practice demanding attention from her minions with a swipe of her paw.

The Practice Reptile

Daenerys – Bearded Dragon

Daenerys is the practice’s very own Bearded Dragon. She was in need of a new home so Dr. Elmien decided that Oribi was the best place for her to be. She spends most of her time sleeping, basking in the sun or hunting ants in her private garden outside the office.

Practice Info

Our team

Veterinarian

Dr Elmien Kotze

Dr Elmien Kotze qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria in 2006. She is mostly kept busy caring for wildlife and her meticulous attention to her work ensures only the best service for her wildlife veterinary operations. Dr Elmien consults at Oribi Animal Clinic every 3rd weekend and stands in when one of our other vets are on leave. Apart from her work as a veterinarian she enjoys spending time with her friends and her many four-legged children.

Veterinarian

Dr Darren Glanville

Dr Darren Glanville is one of the veterinarians at Oribi Animal Clinic and qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria in 1993. He spent some time working in the United Kingdom and in Bermuda before returning to South Africa. He has extensive experience in small animal surgery and horses. When not at the hospital he can be found at the beach or enjoying nature with his kids and his dogs. He has every intention of learning to surf!

Veterinarian

Dr Vanessa Faber

Dr Vanessa qualified from the Szént István University in Budapest in 2014. Dr. Vanessa joined the Oribi Team in February 2020 and is currently busy with her MSc in Wildlife Management, Ecology and Health. Her interests are all things veterinary and animal health, from wildlife medicine to small animal internal medicine to livestock and horses.
In her free time, she trains for triathlons, goes fishing, or is outdoors in general with her friends.

Animal Health Technician

Emma-Lisa Lok

Emma-Lisa qualified from UNISA as an Animal Health Technician in 2016. In the years leading up to her studies she worked and volunteered at various wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa. She assists with the general care of the patients entrusted to our care and is the practice manager. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her family and 3 dogs.

Behaviourist & Veterinary Assistant

Jo-Anne Richter

Jo-Anne joined Oribi Animal Clinic in August 2015. A qualified Animal Behaviourist and Equestrian, she also has a wealth of experience in the nursing and care of animal patients. She is our in-house Puppy School Manager and trainer. She completed a Small Animal Nursing Diploma Level 4 in 2016.

Animal Care Assistant

John Tilese

John joined Oribi Animal Clinic in May 2011. He helps the vets with the animals in the hospital, makes sure that they are always comfortable and ensures that the practice is clean and hygienic. His sense of humour on a daily basis keeps everyone smiling and nobody will ever find him down. 

Animal Care Assistant

Thompson Dasa

Thompson was born to work with animals and joined Oribi Animal Clinic in December 2011. He assists in the hospital with x-rays, the sterilisation of surgical instruments and the handling and care of our patients. No matter the day, he always brings a smile and a friendly atmosphere to our clinic.  

Receptionist

Lizett Muller

Lizett worked at Oribi Animal Clinic for a while in 2013. Sadly she left us when her husband got a job in Bethlehem, but fortunately she returned to Jeffreys Bay in 2017 and re-joined the Oribi team. Lizett shares our passion for animals, but with an enormous heart for people she makes any visitor feel welcome. She is known as the Oribi Koeksister Queen.  

Receptionist

Nicolet Kramer

Nicolet joined the Oribi team in January 2020. After working at Nedbank for eleven years she decided it was time for a new challenge and applied for the reception position at Oribi. In her free time, she enjoys baking and spoiling her kids with these homemade treats. Her family also consists of four cats and three dogs that she spends much of her time with outside of work.

The Practice Cat

Tabitha 

Tabitha, the practice cat, is one of the most important members of the Oribi team. She can mostly be found sleeping on one of the chairs in the office after she has managed to push the occupant of the chair off or waltzing about the practice demanding attention from her minions with a swipe of her paw.

The Practice Reptile

Daenerys – Bearded Dragon

Daenerys is the practice’s very own Bearded Dragon. She was in need of a new home so Dr. Elmien decided that Oribi was the best place for her to be. She spends most of her time sleeping, basking in the sun or hunting ants in her private garden outside the office.

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or is content.” 

Milan Kundera, Czech Writer

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or is content.” 

Milan Kundera,

Czech Writer

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Contact Details:

Physical Address:

Corner of Sable & Gazelle St, Noorsekloof, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

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Postal Address:

PO Box 1568, Jeffreys Bay, 6330 South Africa

E-Mail:

admin@oribivet.co.za

Contact Numbers:

Phone: 042 293 1320 • 042 293 1344

AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY NUMBER: 072 696 3331

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Contact Details:

Physical Address:

Corner of Sable & Gazelle St, Noorsekloof, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

FIND US ON GOOGLE MAPS.

Postal Address:

PO Box 1568, Jeffreys Bay, 6330 South Africa

E-Mail:

admin@oribivet.co.za

Contact Numbers:

Phone: 042 293 1320  or 042 293 1344

AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY NUMBER:

072 696 3331