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 services.
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.
Dr Roslin Giliomee
Dr Roslin Giliomee grew up in Gqeberha (P.E.) and finished at Onderstepoort in 2016. She worked for just over 2 years in Sterkspruit, EC, working with a large variety of animals and assisting greatly in community upliftment and education of communities in primary health care of animals. Dr Ros moved to the Overberg in 2019 with her husband who farms with dairy, sheep and grains in Klipdale. She joined Caledon Vet soon after moving to the Overberg and is a very valuable member of our team due to her very thorough and compassionate nature.
Roslin loves hiking, jogging and spending time with her 8 dogs and riding her many horses.
She is passionate about animal welfare, herd health and enjoys the challenge of complicated small animal medicine.
Dr Coeleen Beukes
Dr Coeleen Beukes is a born and bred Caledonner. Growing up on a sheep and grain farm she dreamt of becoming a vet all her life. She qualified from Onderstepoort in 2019 afterwhich she did her community service work in rural Mpumalanga.
Although Coeleen joined Caledon Vet formally in December 2020, she spent all her elective work experience, while studying at Onderstepoort, here so she has effectively been a part of Caledon Vet since the day we opened.
Coeleen loves production animal health, surgery and medicine and really enjoys small animal surgery.
In her spare time she enjoys all aspects of the outdoors and nature as well as helping her dad on the farm.
Miriam Lourens - Caledon Branch
(Receptionist and admin ninja)
Miriam has been with us from day one and has helped to build Caledon Vet Clinic up from the ground. 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.
Dean Frederiks - Caledon Branch
(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.
Angie Symmons - Caledon Branch
(Kennel assistant and champion prankster)
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.
Marianna Manning - Caledon Branch
(Receptionist and practice mother)
Marianna grew up around the corner in Riviersonderend. She is married with 2 kids and is very caring towards everyone at the practice, humans and animals alike. Marianna joined us in 2020 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 who enjoys doing arts and crafts in her spare time.
Liebchen Viljoen - Greyton Branch
(Receptionist and life saver)
Liebchen Viljoen has been with us since the beginning of 2018 and fitted perfectly into Caledon Vet straight away. She works together with Jacqui at the Greyton Branch keeping everyone happy and advising on nutrition. 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.
Jacqui Levi - Greyton Branch
(Receptionist and treat giver)
Jacqui works closely with Liebchen to keep the Greyton Branch of Caledon Vet running smoothly. Jacqui was born and raised in Cape Town where she ran a very successful dog walking business. She moved to Greyton for the country life and joined our practice in 2021. Jacqui is very in tune with your animals needs and is able to give advice when needed. Jacqui also manages our social media and helps with marketing. She is calm and kind and fits in well to the practice.
Jolene Human - RSE Branch
(Receptionist and champion organiser)
Jolene has been with the practice since we opened the Riviersonderend Branch in February 2021. She manages the RSE branch alone and knows everyone in town which makes her very popular with all the animals popping in to say hi! Jolene was raised between George and a farm on the Westcoast where he love for horses started. Jolene loves all animals and people alike. She is organised, not easy to rattle and takes things in her stride. She loves motorbikes, camping and spending time with her four footed kids!
Tommy - Caledon Branch
(Practice Cat and trouble maker)
Tommy joined us as an unwanted citizen destined for euthanasia. He was far too cute and cheeky from the moment he came into the practice so we adopted him as our practice cat. He LOVES food, play fighting and terrorising unsuspecting dogs. Tommy often tricks us into thinking he is lost and comes back very chuffed with himself at the last minute. Our difficult days are brightened by this happy and mischievous guy and we wouldn't have him any other way.