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Over the years the Tygerberg Animal Hospital Group has become renowned for world-class professional services, delivered with warmth and care throughout Cape Town's northern suburbs.
Our philosophy is the highest quality medical and surgical care, and treating each pet as if it were our own. In fact, our motto is 'pets first'.
To promote long, healthy lives for pets, we believe in good communication between veterinarians and owners so that owners can make well-informed decisions about their pet's health.
Apart from maintaining the highest pet health care standards, we emphasise prevention and healing. This means our vets and staff continually undergo education programmes. It also means we regularly update our procedures and techniques programmes to be the most effective in keeping pets happy and healthy.
A heritage as diverse and remarkable as all the patients we've treated with care and love over the years marks the Tygerberg Animal Hospital history.
Way back in 1954 Dr John Dorrington opened his veterinary practice in Teddington St, Bellville. Nine years later Dr Wendel du Buy joined him and the practice in Kort St, Bellville operated as Dorrington & Du Buy. In 1965 the practice had to be registered as a hospital in order to purchase drugs – which used to be bought from the local chemist – therefore the name Tygerberg Animal Hospital was born. Dr Wim Peters joined Drs Dorrington and Du Buy in 1967.
Durbanville branch saw the light of day in 1974, while Parow branch was opened in 1984. In the 1980s Drs Du Buy and Strong started the first clinical pathology clinic for animals by sending blood to pathologists in order to set up a blood test database for dogs and cats.
TAH Bellville relocated to Edward St in 1985 and bought out
Dr Kriel's practice in Goodwood three years later. Another three years later the Kenridge practice was opened, and in 1997 TAH Bellville relocated to its current location in Kontiki St. With each move the facilities were upgraded. Meanwhile, the Eversdal branch relocated to Sonstraal in May 2003.
Over the years, TAH grew from a four-man team of vets to 19 vets and 100 staff members. The long-serving veterinarians all agree that one of the most rewarding aspects of progress has been the huge change in client attitude towards pets. From the extreme of people willing to put their pets to sleep for the sake of convenience years ago, pet owners now spend whatever it takes to keep their pets healthy and alive. This has been facilitated with all the hi-tech options available for optimum pet health care and TAH has been at the forefront of this technology.
Eleven easily accessible branches located in the greater Cape Town, Northern Suburbs and beyond: