EberVet Petcare Group was in the news again this week. Two newspapers, one in Oudtshoorn and one in Greyton, featured articles on EberVet’s CEO Dr Hilldidge Beer.
In Die Hoorn, a popular Oudtshoorn weekly, Dr Beer’s recent participation in a welfare sterilisation clinic made front page headlines. During the two-day clinic 104 dogs and six cats were spayed and neutered at no cost to their impoverished owners. Five vets operated. This spayathon was the initiative of two animal welfare organisations, Oudtshoorn Volunteers for Animals and Animal Care Team in conjunction with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. The animals were also treated for fleas and dewormed. A couple were treated for biliary.
Among the vets, including Dr Beer, were two young ‘Zuma’ vets – recently qualified veterinarians completing their community service year. Dr Beer praised the organisers of the spayathon for their excellent work.
In the Greyton Sentinel, Dr Beer urged pet owners not to compromise on the quality of their pet food, even in tough economic times. This, she warned, was a ‘false economy’. Premium quality pet food built stronger immunity which, ultimately, saved on vet’s bills. Nutrition was extremely important for surgical recovery and supported tissue repair in the event of accidents.
Dr Beer recently opened an EberVet Vetshop at Victoria Mall in Caledon, 33km from Greyton.