Country Animal Clinic

Open hours:

Monday to Friday – 08h00 to 18h00
Saturday – 08h00 to 13h00
Closed Sundays and public holidays

Consultations by appointment
Mon – Fri: 9am-12pm; 3pm-5.30pm
Sat: 9am-12pm
Closed:  Sundays & public holidays
After hours: call 021 851 1500 for the vet on call

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Contact us:

39 Scholtz Rd
Somerset West

 021 851 1500

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Country Animal Clinic

About the Clinic

Country Animal Clinic has been in operation for more than 10 years. Its focus is holistic and includes preventative services like sterilisation, vaccination and microchipping plus we offer sophisticated surgical and diagnostic procedures, nutrition advice and emigration assistance. We have a Vetshop in our waiting area, and a pet grooming spa next door. Our pride and joy is our cat clinic, unique to the Helderberg area, where we offer a separate waiting area and consult room to cats so that they need not share their space with noisy dogs.

Country Animal Clinic is co-owned by Drs Hilldidge Beer and Ingrid de Wet. Dr Beer has been a veterinarian in the Helderberg area since 1991. She also owns EberVet Pet Clinic in Strand and nine Vetshops. Her passions are surgery, animal welfare and health care intervention at primary level. Several times a year, Dr Beer devotes her time and surgical skills to sterilisation outreach clinics in small towns across the Karoo, Helderberg Basin and Overberg.

Country Animal Clinic is operated by resident vets Drs Ingrid de Wet, Annemarie Gebhardt, and Nikki Opperman.

Dr Beer lives in Somerset West with her two dogs Nonna and Stoffel and when not working she likes to take the open road on her Harley Davidson motorcycle or in her Land Rover.


My mission is to provide veterinary healthcare to everyone who cares about their pets regardless of their income, and to provide clients with the right kind of knowledge and information to make informed decisions about caring for their pets, helping them live longer, healthier lives.


Understanding why our animals behave the way they do can greatly improve the animals’ quality of life and enhance the owner-pet bond.

Dr Ingrid de Wet has been at Country Animal Clinic since 2011 and is passionate about working with pet owners to help them better understand the needs of their pets.

Dr de Wet is also co-owner of Cottage Veterinary Clinic in Gordon’s Bay which is run by her husband, Morné. They have a daughter, Elizabeth, and three dogs.


What gets me up in the morning is knowing that I can make a difference in animals’ lives. I love seeing an animal walking out of the hospital with a waggy tail, knowing that a few days before it was desperately ill but that our team pulled together and helped make it well.


Preventative Health Care
Nutrition and Weight

We focus on vaccinations, health checks, deworming and parasite control and microchipping.



A good quality diet is the foundation of good pet health. We stock an extensive range of pet foods and special prescription diets and our staff can assist you in choosing the right food for your pet. We also offer feeding guidelines and healthy weight loss advice.



Our surgical procedures are conducted in a dedicated theatre with top-of-the-range equipment. We offer routine surgery like spays and castrations as well as more complicated procedures such as intestinal, bladder and some orthopaedic operations plus emergency procedures.



We have in-house digital x-ray and ultrasound facilities and we offer laboratory testing, enabling us to make more accurate and comprehensive diagnoses.



Most pets over the age of 5 have some form of dental disease which can lead to more serious illnesses. We offer regular dental checks with scaling and polishing to keep your pets’ teeth in great condition.


Our team

Dr Hilldidge Beer

Dr Hilldidge
Dr Hilldidge Beer has been a veterinarian in the Helderberg area since 1991 and is currently the owner of two EberVet veterinary clinics, eight EberVet Vetshops and a pet spa.…

Dr Nikki Opperman

The Western Cape is the best place to raise a family, says Dr Nikki Opperman, which is why she joined our clinic. She has worked in Upington and on the…

Dr Annemarie Gebhardt

Dr Annemarie
With furry children and two young humans to care for at home, Dr Annemarie has her hands pretty full but her work at Country Animal Clinic inspires her, she says,…

Dr Ingrid de Wet

Dr Ingrid de Wet has been part owner of Country Animal Clinic since 2011. She is also a partner of Cottage Vet Clinic with her husband Dr Morné de Wet.…

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