Meet our Team
Mayville Animal Clinic is run by qualified dedicated and caring people. They all share one common connection and that is the love for all creatures great and small.
Our team of two has different interests. And thus make a very good supporting team. Both is involved in every case and assist each other if needed. Working together for the past 18 years they think the same and treat the same. Together they have the combine experience of over 40 years.
Dr Elaine Hill, BSc(Hons)(HOD), BVSc
Dr Elaine qualified in 1991 after studying BSc Animal Science. She worked with the founder of the practice (Dr Judy) for 2 years and then took over the reins. She grew up on a farm in Utrecht and still maintain that outdoor spirit. She has a keen interest in orthopedic surgery as well as small animal medicine. She lives on a plot with her family and surround herself with not only pets but also chickens, sheep and horses. You can even buy fresh organic produce in the shop. In her spare time she not only rides mountain bike but also assist in coaching hockey on school level.
Dr Valmai le Grange BSc (Agric, Animal Genetics) BVSc
Dr le Grange qualified in 1997 after studying Animal Genetics. She started a family while working in a family business and decided to go back to the books to become a vet. A dream that has not faded. She has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery, dental work and a passion for parrots. She enjoys working with larger dogs and is involved in a Rottweiler Club. She was born and bred in Pretoria and although she is still in suburbia, her interest in photography takes her outdoors as often as possible.
The Pet Parlour
We pride ourself in an excellent parlour with a very experienced groomer.
Mayville puppy school has been running successfully for the past 16 years. Many puppies has learnt social skills and delinquents has learned their manners here.
Ms Fikele Hlope
After assisting Dr Hill in raising her small children Ms Fikele went for multiple training sessions and qualified as a groomer in 1997. She has a love for poodles that is reflected in her own little French Poodle. She is outstanding in grooming intricate breed styles but is equally adapt at handling cats and large dogs.
Ms Misha le Grange BSc(Hon), MSc(Bioinformatics)
Misha has always had a interest in training animals and even the poor house cats has to sit before a meal. She took over the puppy school in 2008. Many of her clients come from all over Pretoria and often come with the second and subsequent puppies. She qualified from the school of Acadamy of Ethology while studying for BSc. She has bi annual continuing education from Karin Pienaar and other well known behaviorists. At home she trains her own 2 dogs in obedience, is assistant trainer at a Rottweiler Club and spend as much time as possible on the back of her pony.
The backbone of the clinic
Any clinic can only run as well as their front staff and kennel support
Mrs Marina vd Merwe
Marinda joined our team in 2006. Since then we don’t know how we coped without her. Standing at the head of helping a client and answering 3 phone at the same time is no easy feat. Always a smile and a friendly word, this tiny machine works like a dynamo. She also help us rear orphaned kittens. When not in the clinic she is the happiest in the garden.
Every body knows the giant silent smiling man. Vusi started in the parlour in 2005 and worked himself up to indispensable giant assistant of everyone. All the patients calm down in his hands and even cats will allow us to do uncomfortable procedures while he is talking and comforting them. At home he spend as much time as possible with his young son and his wife, Heidi.
Sandile is the Jack of all trades. He assist in the parlour, the clinic and on the plot with the production sheep and chickens. If we are shorthanded anywhere, he gets called in and just has to take over. He is an accomplished horse rider and a energetic soccer player.