Our current team consists of one registered veterinarian, Dr Renier Delport, his personal assistant Charmaine, our reception and sale assistant lady, Gail, and our nurse, Veronica. Our supporting staff includes Virginia as cleaning lady.
Gail joined our permanent team in November 2013 as our morning reception and front shop sales assistant. Apart from running reception, she is also responsible for stock ordering and client communication correspondence. Gail is married to Morné and they have two sons, André and Dewald, and a daughter, Daniélle. She also shares the house with two dogs, “Mitzy” and “Bella”.
Mrs Charmaine Dacey
Originally from Vryheid, Charmaine joined our team in early 2014. As the versatile assistant of Dr Delport, she can do anything from assisting with procedures and operations to any type of administration. Charmaine is married to Keiron and has a very boisterous Boerboel named “Titan”, a Ringneck named “Mojo”, and some fish as part of her extended family.
Veterinary doctors & nursing staff
Renier graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.) from the Faculty of Veterinary Science (Onderstepoort) at the University or Pretoria. Since then, he has worked and locumed in various small animal veterinary practices in the West Rand of Johannesburg. He joined Vet Hospital Port Shepstone in August 2011. Some of his interests include computer and electrical technology, DIY, photography and photo editing. His pets are “Oortjies” (Dachshund X), “Neo”, “Bonnie” and “Stevie” (all DSH felines). Renier is also the author of most articles on this site.
As the most experienced supporting staff member in our team, Veronica was introduced to the hospital well over ten years ago. We sometimes call her Veron; her friends calls her Vero. Veronica was born and raised in Port Shepstone. She is currently a sideline entrepreneur, church activist and a well-known personality in her community. Veronica is not only our caring pet nurse, but also in charge of treating our hospital cases, assisting with all important procedures and operations and in charge of keeping our hospital clean. Veronica has a son, Sibongiseni.