Our current team consists of one registered veterinarian, Dr Renier Delport, his personal assistant Charmaine, two additional reception and sale assistant ladies Gail and Li Ann and our nurse, Veronica.
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 a sausage dog ‘Mitzy’.
Li Ann is the newest member of our team. She will be manning the reception and the waiting area in the afternoons. Apart from her bubbly personality and vast veterinary knowledge, she is also an experienced professional doggy groomer. Li Ann lives with her daughter Clair and two cats named ‘Catch’ and ‘Mac’.
Mrs Charmaine Dacey
Originally from Vryheid, Charmaine joined our team 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’, some fish and a mouse named ‘GT’ as part of her extended family.
Veterinary doctors & nursing staff
Born and matriculated in Sasolburg, Free State and graduated in 2007 as veterinarian (BVSc.) at the Faculty of Veterinary Science (Onderstepoort) at the University or Pretoria. Since then, worked and locumed in various small animal veterinary practices in the West Rand of Johannesburg and permanently joined Vet Hospital Port Shepstone in August 2011. Some of his interests includes computer and electrical technology, DIY, photography and photo editing. Pets includes ‘Oortjies’ (Dashshund 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 is bread, born and raised in Port Shepstone. She is currently a sideline entrepreneur, church activist and a well known personality and activist in her community. Veronica is not only our caring nursing lady, 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 and a doggie named ‘Timmy’.