Community Veterinary Care

Animal welfare workers must practice self-care


Animal welfare is one of the toughest jobs on the planet, demanding endless physical and emotional resources. These must be replenished, says Hannah Shaw, kitten rescuer and animal welfare educator. The welfare worker who neglects their own emotional needs risks burnout, and a burnt out welfare volunteer is of no help to the animals they’re […]



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Uniondale spayathon 2019


Uniondale may be a small town but there were plenty of big hearts at our first spayathon here. Tucked in a picturesque valley between passes, Uniondale suffers all the economic woes of a town dependent on agriculture yet there was such incredible generosity towards our spayathon that we were able to spay and neuter 130 […]



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And two more donkeys join the EberVet family


We’re big fans of all four-legged creatures which is why we were delighted when Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary offered us another two donkeys to adopt. Welcome to the EberVet family Alice and Blondie! Alice is now 7½ years old and if she had been a working donkey in bad circumstances, would have developed sores, exhaustion and […]



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Welcoming our newest donkey friend, Popeye


Welcoming a donkey into the EberVet Petcare Group is always a special occasion, but this one is particularly special because Popeye’s story is one with a very happy ending. The EberVet Petcare Group sponsors seven donkeys at Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary in McGregor but recently one of our favourites, Thabo, had to be euthanased. Annemarie at […]



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Mount Pleasant, Hermanus


What an absolute joy to be able to send 100 cats and dogs home from this mass outreach clinic, sterilised and vaccinated against rabies. In addition to their medical care, all animals were sent home with food parcels and some with blankets, leads and collars. Five veterinarians from EberVet Pet Clinic, EberVet Community Veterinary Care, […]



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Ladismith & Zoar, August 2018


Ladismith and Zoar are two of more than half a dozen towns serviced by the Karoo Animal Protection Society, KAPS. We have worked with KAPS for 10 years and are in awe of their dedication and dogged determination, in spite of the long distances they must travel to service the welfare needs of animals in […]



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Jack Russell finds happy, new home


Jack Russells have a way of creeping into a dog lover’s heart so it was no surprise that when Nadine Janse van Rensburg’s precious Timmy went missing, she was frantic. Nadine, who lives in Ladismith in the Klein Karoo, searched high and low for her pup but to no avail.  She walked the streets of […]



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1000 pet sterilisations done for free!


Ebervet Community Veterinary Care celebrated the festive season with a very special gift to ourselves: our 1000th free sterilisation for welfare pets, performed by our CEO, veterinary surgeon Dr Hilldidge Beer.Each year Dr Beer and a small team of willing colleagues visit impoverished communities throughout the Helderberg, Overberg and Karoo regions setting up makeshift clinics where […]



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Prince Albert: October 2016


This small Karoo town has no resident veterinary surgeon and relies heavily on the volunteers who run its animal welfare organisation, Prince Albert Dieresorg (PADS). EberVet hosts up to three sterilisation clinics a year in the town, during which we also vaccinate, administer parasite control and treat for mange and biliary when necessary. Our clinics […]



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Karoo Animal Protection Society: Sept 2016


The tiny former Lutheran missionary village of Amalienstein in the Klein Karoo was our venue for this sterilisation clinic for our friends at the Karoo Animal Protection Society. Our veterinary team with the help of the tireless, dedicated and passionate people from KAPS, sterilised 50 dogs and cats from impoverished homes at no cost to their owners. These […]



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