Our Veterinarians, Nurses and Staff
Dr Martin de Scally
Martin started Hilton Veterinary Hospital in 2010. He has been practising as a veterinarian for over 24 Years in general and referral practice. Martin specialised in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine at Onderstepoort. He is a registered Medicine Specialist with the South African Veterinary Council. Martin receives many referrals from other vets in the area and from other parts of the country. His passion is non invasive diagnosis and treatment as well as pain control. Martin is also involved in lecturing and continuing education locally, nationally and internationally. He has presented at South African Veterinary Congresses and World Veterinary Congresses. Martin is currently the chairman of the South African Veterinary Association KZN branch, he is a member of the Rabies action group in KZN and 2012 he was elected on to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association committee. Martin is married to Lauren and they have 2 sons. Nicholas is 16 years old and Christopher is 14 years old. They both enjoy playing soccer, running, cycling, swimming, playing the piano and singing. They have 2 dogs, Jena and Josie. In his spare time Martin enjoys running, cycling, playing soccer, playing the guitar, singing with his sons and being a Dad.
Dr Jeannette Oosthuizen
Jeannette joined Hilton Veterinary Hospital in February 2016. She is one of our dedicated, caring vets that form part of our team. Jeannette qualified in 1995 and she has spent her time practising in Gauteng, the Free State and also spent 7 years in the UK. Jeannette has worked with small animals and exotics. Jeannette has a particular interest in all aspects of small animal surgery and has completed her honours degree in surgery as well. She has 5 dogs called Lollypop, Jelly bean, Pepsi, Molly, Misha, 2 budgies and 2 goldfish. In her spare time Jeannette enjoys cycling, reading, swimming, hiking, going to the gym and spending time with friends.
Dr Sujatha Harrylal
Sujatha joined Hilton Veterinary Hospital in January 2017. She is one of our dedicated, caring veterinarians that form part of our team. Suj, as we fondly call her, has an amazing sense of humour and keeps us entertained.
Sujatha is in a relationship with Delon who is also a vet.
She enjoys internal medicine and the treatment of the odd abscess.
Sujatha has 3 dogs. 2 German pointers, Ellie and Noah and a Boerboel cross named Luna.
In her spare time Suj enjoys cycling, playing the piano and doing field work with her dogs.
Dr Sarah Halgreen
Sarah joined Hilton Veterinary Hospital in March 2017. She is one of our dedicated, caring and for ever smiling, veterinarians that form part of our team. Sarah qualified as a vet in 2015 and she has spent her time practicing as a state vet as well as locuming at a small animal after hours clinic and volunteering with the coastal horse care unit.
Before Sarah studied Veterinary Science she taught at the SA jockey academy for 5 years while finishing her masters degree in animal science.
Sarah is very enthusiastic to learn as much as she can in all aspects of veterinary science
In her spare time Sarah enjoys the outdoors particularly going to the beach and mountains. She also enjoys reading.
Dr Daniela Steckler
VetMed (Germany), MSc, Diplomat of AC
Dannie joined Hilton Vet Hospital in July 2011 as a breeding specialist. She is able to assist with any reproduction related queries and procedures.
Dannie enjoys dealing with animals and she is passionate about making baby animals.
Dannie is married to Steve who is a large animal vet and they recently had a son, Benjamin. They have 3 dogs and 2 cats.
In her spare time Dannie enjoys being a Mom, running and enjoying the outdoor life.
Sr Cheryl Marr
Cheryl joined Hilton Vet Hospital in 1998. She has been nursing for 35 years. Cheryl enjoys hospital care and interacting with the clients and their pets. She is willing to go the extra mile to ensure your animals receive the best care possible.
Cheryl is married to Ian and they have 3 children. Megan is studying Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort, Jackie is a physiotherapist and Richard is an engineer. Cheryl has 2 dogs, 4 cats, a parrot, a few geese and a few horses. In her free time Cheryl enjoys gardening, painting, sewing and baking.
Cheryl will often bake some goodies as sustenance for the hardworking team at Hilton Vet Hospital.
Sr Vicki Smith
Vicki started working at Hilton Vet Hospital in 2013. She is one of our very caring, energetic and knowledgeable nurses. Vicki has been nursing for 10 years.
Vicki has 2 children, Amber who is 4 year old and Lilly who is 5 years old. Vicki is married to Ryan. Vicki has 2 dogs, Jack and Sammy and 9 birds These include 2 macaws, 1 African Grey, 1 blue fronted Amazon, 1 senegal, 2 conures, 1 Indian ringneck and 1 electus. Vicki enjoys working with anaesthetics, performing dentals and taking X-rays.
In her spare time, Vicki enjoys going for walks with her girls, riding bikes and painting.
Sr Lezaan Alexander
Lezaan joined Hilton Veterinary Hospital in June 2015. She is one of our dedicated, caring nurses that form part of our team.
Lezaan qualified in 2007 and she spent 3 years at another specialist practice. She did some locum work at Onderstepoort as well as some outreach clinic work in Dundee. Lezaan also spent 1 year at a vet practice in Jeffrey’s Bay.
Lezaan has a particular interest in surgery
She has 1 16 year cat called Nina.
Lezaan is married to Dan and they share a common interest, he is a vet.
In her spare time Lezaan enjoys .swimming, photography, camping, hiking, walking and going to gym.
Sr Nicole Rose Innes
Nicky joined Hilton Vet Hospital in April 2010 and worked here for 2 years. She left for a while and has rejoined us as a locum vet nurse.
Nicky is married to Jason and they have 1 son Michael who is 1 year old. They have 1 dog, Jhembi and 1 cat, Ru Bear.Nicky enjoys the patient care side of nursing and physiotherapy as well as long term treatments.
In her spare time Nicky enjoys being a Mom, curling up with a good book, fire poi (fire dancing), water skiing and spending time with friends.
Lauren de Scally
Lauren joined Hilton Vet Hospital in 2010. She creates the newsletters, maintains the website, maintains the Facebook page and she is involved in marketing and accounts. Lauren enjoys chatting to clients and getting to know their precious pets a little better. She is always looking for photo opportune moments.
Lauren is married to Martin and they have 2 sons, Nicholas is 15 years old and Christopher is 12 years old. They have 2 dogs, Jenna and Josie.
In her spare time Lauren enjoys running, playing tennis, playing the piano, the outdoors, baking and being a Mom.
Jackson joined Hilton Vet Hospital in April 2010. Jackson started out as a kennel hand but is now part of the reception team. He always greets clients with his friendly smile. Jackson enjoys meeting different people and their animals. He will advise you on any pet food or accessories that you require. Jackson is interested in watching the Ultra Sound scans to further his knowledge.
Jackson is busy completing an online sales and marketing course. Jackson is married to Winnie and they have 1 daughter, Alexa. The rest of Jackson’s family live in Zimbabwe and he goes to visit them when he can.
In his spare time Jackson enjoys watching movies, listening to music and playing soccer.
Lana joined Hilton Vet Hospital in August 2010. She is one of our very competent, hard working and friendly receptionists. Lana enjoys working in reception and dealing with clients and their animals. Lana also brings her quiet, friendly and efficient manner to assist clients with their queries and appointments. She will advise you on any pet food and accessories that you require.She is intrumental in placing a lot of the food and drug orders that our patients require.
She has the very important task of making sure Ginger (our practice cat, aka as “The Boss) is seen to first thing in the morning, even before coffee is made. Lana also spoils us with some of the goodies she enjoys baking.
Lana is married to Richard and they have identical twin sons, Garth and Luke. In her spare time Lana enjoys baking, gardening and jogging to stay fit.
Bongani joined Hilton Vet Hospital in 2002 . Bongani is one of our very capable kennel hands who assists in looking after your precious animals. He always has a friendly smile and is very kind to the animals.
He is part of a shift rotation so he looks after your animals when on day duty and is very kind to the animals and when on night shift, he cares for them all night long. Bongani enjoys holding your animals while they are being scanned and is interested in being hands on while your precious pets are in surgery.
Bongani’s family live in Sweetwaters. He has 2 children. Siyabonga is 6 years old and Thembi is 10 years old.
In his spare time, Bongani enjoys playing soccer and rugby.
Justice joined Hilton Vet Hospital in 1997. He is one of our very dedicated and capable kennel hands who assists in looking after you precious animals. Justice enjoys holding your animals and assisting with scans and x-rays. He particularly enjoys listening to the vets when they explain the diagnosis's to the clients. He says he feels that he has learned a lot.
Justice is married to Prudence and they have 5 children. Ntunthuko, Andile, Sli, Zethe, and Ntethelelo.
In his spare time, Justice enjoys working at home, doing household maintenance and gardening. He enjoys watching soccer and Westerns on TV.
Brian joined Hilton Vet Hospital in January 2013. He is one of our very dedicated and capable kennel hands who assists in looking after your precious animals. Brian enjoys assisting in the operating theatre and observing the operations. He is part of a shift rotation so he looks after your animals when on day duty and is very kind to the animals and when on night shift, he cares for them all night long.
Brian is married to Precious and they have 1 daughter, Alicia and 1 son Edwin.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys listening to music and watching soccer.
Ferris joined Hilton Vet Hospital in 2014. We are very grateful for all the effort and enthusiasm he puts in to all he does. Ferris is in a relationship with Bridget.
Ferris helps to keep our hospital clean and also assists in caring for your beloved pets.
Ferris enjoys working with dogs and puppies and says there is still a lot more that he would like to learn.
In his spare time Ferris enjoys running and playing soccer.
Precious joined Hilton Vet Hospital in 2010. Precious is responsible for making sure that our hospital is kept clean at all times. Precious also assists in helping to pack our shelves with the prescription diets and all the accessories and drugs that we purchase. Precious always has a smile on her face and is so willing to help put wherever she is needed. Precious enjoys seeing the result of her hard work when the hospital looks “sparkly and clean”. Precious is interested in checking expiry dates on the prescription diets. Precious is married to Brian and they have 1 daughter, Alicia and 1 son Edwin. In her spare time, Precious enjoys going to church, listening to Gospel music and cooking.
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