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.