Dr Elke Schwellnus

She is the owner of VetCare George and one of the trusted veterinarians. She has 12 years of veterinary experience having qualified from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria Veterinary Science in 2005.  With a host of her own animals her passion for animals, domestic and wild, and the welfare of all animals, is a testament to the quality of treatment you can expect.

She spent 3 years with Garden Route SPCA gaining exceptional experience while performing over 2000 sterilisations as well as treating a wide range of animals belonging to the underprivileged of George.

Dr Elke has also worked in several George veterinary practices and also served as a locum and has therefore treated numerous pets from the George area and surrounds over the years.

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Dr Ruth Truter

She joined our practice almost a year after opening.

She is a specialist in fertility and brings new expertise to the practice otherwise unavailable in the Garden Route.

She is married and a mom to young Lukas, who very recently started crawling.

Our reception is handled by the exceedingly capable Margie and Louise, who have been joined by Lisa. Margie has recently discovered a hidden talent for running, which she insists on doing at night. She will be part taking in the Cape Town Marathon in September!

Louise keeps the office gangster with a love for hip-hop / dance music and regularly attends solo dance-offs in her lounge. Lisa is also a secret dancing queen with a tune in her ear, all day. Perhaps soon, an office dance-off.

The doctors are assisted by Juandre and Moody. Juandre is our resident artist and the only thorn amongst the roses. He is also single and ready to mingle (nudge, nudge). Moody’s favourite food is pizza and colour is green.

The VetCare Practice has gone from strength to strength in the three years of its existence with many happy clients from George and even some from travelling as far as Mossel Bay, Sedgefield, Knysna and Oudtshoorn area for the service excellence.

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