Our Team

MEET THE TEAM

OUR VETERINARIANS

Dr Albertus Coetzee

BVSc (Hons)
Co-owner

Dr Albertus Coetzee graduated in 1989 and was the founder of West Acres Animal Hospital. He completed a BVSc(Hons) in 1992. He has many years of experience in small animal medicine and surgery and other fields of interest include equine lameness, reproduction, radiology as well as wildlife capture and relocation.

Dr Nicola Colborne

BVSc (Hons)
Co-owner

Dr Nicola Colborne graduated from Onderstepoort in 2012 and started working at West Acres Animal Hospital in 2013. In 2020 she made this a bit more permanent when she became a co-owner of the practice. She holds an honours degree in small animal medicine and ophthalmology. She enjoys small animal medicine and surgery as well as acupuncture and equine work.

Dr Jacqui Hardy

BVSc

Dr Jacqui Hardy graduated from Onderstepoort in 2014 and has been a part of the West Acres family since 2015. Her main field of interest is small animal medicine and dentistry. Dr Jacqui enjoys helping pet owners finding long-term solutions to frustrating pet health issues like chronic skin disease and arthritis.

Dr Ulandi du Toit

BVSc

Dr Ulandi du Toit graduated from Onderstepoort in 2018 and joined the West Acres Animal Team in November 2020. She has a keen interest in small animal medicine and surgery.

OUR VET NURSES

Sr. Marietjie Saaiman

Veterinary Nurse

OUR ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

Stephanie Flowers

Animal Health Technician

OUR RECEPTIONISTS

Tammy Oosthuizen

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Catherine Berlein

Nicki de Man

OUR KENNEL ASSISTANTS

Sydwell Shabangu

Thabo Nkuna

OUR GENERAL ASSISTANT

Susan Khoza

OUR RESIDENT CATS

Keena

Courageous Keena!

Keena was a little stray who we meant to send to a rescue center, but we just couldn’t let this little furry face go. We fell in love, and she has been a part of our team for 9 years now!

Our Keena has been through some adventures! Her most famous one, being the evening she fell asleep on our work vehicle, and a doctor ended up taking her with on her way to an emergency in the middle of the night! Keena jumped off shortly after the doctor left the practice. Luckily the doctor saw her jumping off, and we were all searching for Keena shortly after. We searched for weeks but couldn’t find our feisty feline. Nearly 4 months later, she was spotted at Debonairs at Crossings! We brought her home to West Acres Animal Hospital where she got LOTS of love, PLENTY of food and a warm bed. Without the help of our wonderful community we would still be wondering where she was and how she was doing!

Keena is a feisty kitty with such a quirky and fun personality! We love her to bits! It wouldn’t be the same without her!

Michael

Meet Michael!

Or Mike, as we have nicknamed him. Mike started visiting our practice in the beginning of 2021. Very startled and a little wild, we realized that Mike didn’t have a home, and he had discovered that Keena’s food bowl was very accessible, so Thabo started putting out an extra bowl for this new stray visitor. Needless to say, he was becoming a regular. It wasn’t long before we decided to catch Mike and sterilize him, and he has now officially joined the family. Mikey has definitely made himself at home and has also gotten managed to get into our catnip box and stolen a bag or two – right in front of the clients!