Meet the Team!
Here at Caledon Vet Clinic we all work together to provide the best care that we can for your animals.
Please do not hesitate to ask us if you need anything or have any queries about our servies.
Caledon Vet....Where Pets are Family.
Dr Francois Viljoen
Dr Francois Viljoen was born and raised in Pretoria where, after matric, he went on to study Game Ranch Management at Pretoria Technikon. After finishing his practical year he enrolled in Veterinary Science and qualified in 2010.
After qualifying, Francois spent two years in Australia gaining experience in mixed practice. He returned to South Africa and started working in Cape Town to refine his small animal technique. After a year he did locum work all over the country and then went back to Cape Town to work at the prestigious Hillside Vet. In December his dream of owning his own practice was realised when Francois and Sarah purchased the premises for Caledon Vet Clinic.
Francois has a keen interest in all aspects of veterinary science specifically Small Animal orthopaedics, beef and dairy production as well as sheep husbandry and medicine.
Dr Sarah Viljoen
Dr Sarah Viljoen grew up in Cape Town and at a young age discovered her passion for horses while showjumping and eventing at provincial level. She then headed off to study veterinary science straight out of matric, qualifying in 2010.
Sarah started working at Humansdorp Vet Clinic gaining experience in mixed animal practice, specifically dairy work. After two years she headed to Ireland and England to further her experience and do some travelling. Upon returning to South Africa, Sarah worked in Hermanus to focus on small animal and equine reproduction doing stud work with over 300 broodmares.
Sarah is extremely passionate about mixed practice and loves equine reproduction , small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery and dairy herd and udder health.
(Receptionist and organising extraordinaire)
Miriam has been with us from day one and has helped to build Caledon Vet Clinic. She was born in Krugersdorp and moved to the Overberg area in 2011. Miriam married with three children and lots of animals. She is always full of energy and cares deeply for all animals making her the perfect fit for Caledon Vet. Miriam keeps things running smoothly and multitasks like a champion. She loves hiking, reading and spending time with her family! She can help you with any query and is good at keeping the vets on time.
(Kennel Assistant and animal enthusiast)
Dean has also been with us from day one, helping to build Caledon Vet day by day. He was born in Wellington and raised by an animal loving family, thereby developing a deep understanding of animals. He is our kennel assistant; packing and sterilising surgical sets, monitoring drips and number one animal whisperer. He is in charge of the bed and breakfast experience all our convalescing patients experience, keeping the warm water bottle hot and the food warm and fresh. His gentle touch soothes the animals in his care and his keen eye picks up any problems as soon as they arise.
He is an asset to the team and gives all our patients the extra care they deserve.
Shanna Van Vlaanderen
(Receptionist and treat giver)
Shanna has been with the practice since July 2017 and runs all aspects of the Greyton Branch of Caledon Vet. Shanna was born and raised in Durban. She studied stable management, animal behaviour and and has a lot of experience in dealing with all animals large and small. Shanna is passionate about animal welfare and is involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of donkeys and many others. Shanna knows all the dogs in Greyton by name as well as their treat of choice! She is a calm and patient force in the clinic who always goes above and beyond for patients and clients alike.
(Part-time receptionist and life saver)
Liebchen Viljoen has been with us since the beginning of 2018 and fitted perfectly into Caledon Vet straight away. She is friendly, helpful and always jumps in to help us when needed and even at the very last minute. Liebchen has a beautiful daughter to whom she is devoted and her partner in life is Dean's brother Mila who is a champion horseman. Liebchen always remains calm in difficult situations and is an asset to our practice.
(Kennel assistant and cleaning guru)
Angie joined our practice in 2018 and is a part time kennel assistant helping Dean to keep the practice in tip top shape. She is a mother of two kids and loves all animals. Angie assists with all animal handling and keeping the patients warm and loved. She is a master at reorganising the clinic after the vets have been busy, and makes sure everything is spotless at all times. Angie keeps the clinic laughing with her infectious smile and jokes and we are happy to have her.
(Part-time receptionist and admin ninja)
Lizël is a born and raised Caledon local. She is married with 2 kids and is very involved in Caledon life from organising the Caledon market to managing tourism and events in Caledon. Lizël joined us in 2018 and assists in administration of the practice as well as helping out at reception whenever needed. She is a great part of our team and a passionate animal lover.