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Our new veterinarian, Dr Rosali Bruggemann


Having a dad as a veterinarian certainly helped Rosali Bruggemann map out her career. As a child she loved nothing more than helping him in his veterinary surgery in Margate, on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. Her father still practices there. “As a result of my early childhood experiences, I came to love small animal […]



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Country Animal Clinic Dog Walk 2017


Country Animal Clinic would like to say a great big thank you to our many wonderful clients and sponsors who made our first ever Dog Walk possible. What fun we had! The EberVet team was up early to prepare water points, marshalling stations, registration and, of course, to ensure the prizes were wrapped and waiting […]



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Bird flu impacts SA chicken industry


Bird flu has wiped out nearly 90% of laying hens in the Western Cape. As a result, consumers will experience table egg shortages. The South African Veterinary Association says that by early October, more than 3,5-million commercial egg laying hens had died from the disease or had been culled under State supervision to try to […]



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Walk your dog with Country Animal Clinic


We have great news! The Country Animal Clinic Dog Walk is being hosted by celebrity TV presenter, Lizma van Zyl. Lizma will join us on 25 November and will be handing out prizes. Country Animal Clinic’s first Dog Walk is in celebration of our 20th anniversary. The clinic in Somerset West was the first veterinary […]



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An essential holiday checklist for pet owners


Making a holiday checklist now might sound a bit premature if you’re only going away in December but planning for your pets takes longer than you think. There are some things you simply can’t leave until those final few days before departure. If your pets are going to boarding kennels, there is a lot of […]



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Tick and flea control: a Bravecto update


This report was recently issued by the *European Medicines Agency: Tick and flea control agent Bravecto continues to be acceptably safe to use. Bravecto, a medicine that treats tick and flea infestations in dogs and cats, continues to have an acceptable safety profile. However, the company that markets the product will have to update the […]



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Fat cats are at high risk of serious health issues


Fat cats in Parliament may be at the top of the earnings pile but when it comes to our pets, cats that are fat are on a losing streak. Fat cats usually suffer adverse health effects: Lifespan is shorter Excess body fat places strain on the bones and joints, the digestiveorgans, and the organs responsible for breathing […]



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Rabies and your pets: what you need to know


Rabies is endemic in South Africa yet few pet owners appreciate the dangers to city and suburban pets. “We still tend to think of rabies as a disease found on farms, and that is spread by jackals and other wildlife,” says veterinarian Dr Hilldidge Beer. The reality though is that in South Africa 99% of […]



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Bird flu: is your parrot or budgie at risk?


The bird flu outbreak that has hit the Western Cape has been characterised as ‘severe’ by health authorities but infections so far are confined to chickens, domestic geese, ostriches and wild birds. As of September 7, 2017 no domestic pet birds were reported to have been stricken by the disease. No human infections have been reported […]



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EberVet Country Animal Clinic on DSTV


The popular DSTV television series, Kyknet’s Hond se Gedagtes, was recently filmed at EberVet’s Country Animal Clinic in Somerset West. EberVet’s CEO, veterinarian Dr Hilldidge Beer, will appear in two episodes of the series. Director Hein Scholtz, presenter Lizma van Zyl and the Hond se Gedagtes crew arrived early on an icy Thursday morning for […]



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