17 Reviews

Umgeni Veterinary Clinic

Hilton, KwaZulu Natal
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033 3434316
WELCOME
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your pets. We trust that this relationship will be a happy, trusting and lasting one
ABOUT US
Dr Lee Pachonick and Dr Margie Roach are the Veterinarians in the practice.
Both Margie and Lee qualified at Onderstepoort in Pretoria. Margie has worked in mixed practice in the Free State and then in Port Elizabeth before joining the Westville Veterinary Hospital, where she gained a large amount of experience in companion animals in the 18 years that she was there. She moved to Hilton in 2009 – to join the Howick Vet Group and joined the Umgeni Vet Practice in February 2012. Margie has an honours degree in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine and a Masters degree in Veterinary Tropical Diseases. Margie also has an interest in birds and exotic animals and helps with patients from Free Me. Margie has also obtained a qualification in canine rehabilitation and has a special interest in helping old and young animals with joint disease through a variety of methods including massage, therapeutic excercise, hydrotherapy, ultrasound and electro stimulation.
Lee worked in a mixed practice on the South Coast after qualifying, then moved to Pietermaritzburg to become the State Vet and then onto the laboratory at Allerton. She started Umgeni Vet in 2004 and since then deals with small animals.
Ros, Shelley and Janice are our Veterinary Nurses – having also qualified at Onderstepoort. The nurses assist with X-rays, anaesthetics and procedures. The nurses are always available to offer advice on petcare, nutrition, puppy training etc – call in to discuss your pet issues with them.
Rosh and Nicky, are our receptionists - they are able to assist with purchases of food, tick and flea treatments etc.
Tokkie is our admin clerk, doing jobs such as banking, post collection and debt collecting.
Percival and Regina assist with cleaning and handling pets where necessary.
CONSULTING HOURS
We are open from 08H00 – 18H00, but consultations are by appointment only. Lee and Margie take turns to operate with our Veterinary Nurses as the theatre assistants, but sometimes if the surgery is complicated then both vets will be involved, meaning that we are not available to consult, hence the importance of a booked appointment. Surgery takes place in the mornings mainly.
The afternoons are divided into 2 shifts, one being from 12H00 – 15H00 and the other 15H00 – 18H00. Margie and Lee do alternate shifts each day. There is no lunch time shift on a Friday.
Margie and Lee also consult on alternate Saturdays from 08H00 – 11H00.
AFTER HOURS /EMERGENCIES
Hilton Veterinary Clinic runs an afterhours service for emergencies at night and on weekends. Your pet will be treated and stabilised at Hilton Veterinary Clinic and then you will be expected to collect your pet and bring it to us for completion of treatment.
RABIES
Due to the increased concern about Rabies in Kwazulu Natal we operate a free Rabies vaccination clinic on Wednesdays between 08h00 and 12h00. These vaccinations are given by our Veterinary Nurses. Please make an appointment if you wish to use this service.
They are not available outside of these hours.
SERVICES OFFERED
Primary Health Care
Vaccinations, Sterilisations, nutritional advice, puppy and kitten care and petcare education.
Treatment of sick animals – we use intravenous fluids, pain medication, a wide range of antibiotics as well as other supportive medications.
Dentistry – our practice is equipped with a dental scaler, drill and polisher in order to perform up to date dentistry .
Laboratory – we have an in house microscope, centrifuge, microhaematocrit machine and a few in house serological tests. We have recently purchased new laboratory equipment, so will not have to outsource most of our laboratory tests anymore.
Ultrasound – basic ultrasonography – abdominal or splenic tumours, bladder stones, liver disease, pregnancy etc
Radiography – We have a state of the art digital imaging system - x rays are taken, developed and interpreted on site.
Anaesthesia – we use gas anaesthesia for all our anaesthetics using Sevoflurane gas as it is the safest on the market. Oxygen therapy is also available for geriatric patients, or patients with difficulty breathing.
NUTRITION
We stock a wide range of veterinary diets, but unfortunately cannot stock absolutely everything. We can order special requests which will usually arrive within 24hrs – please place your order with Rosh or Nicky at reception.
Sr Ros Woolley is available to discuss your pets dietary needs. She will also advise you on weight control for your pet – she runs a very informative weight loss program in conjunction with Hills. Please contact Ros if you are concerned about your cat or dog’s weight.
EDUCATION
We believe in helping to educate you about your pets needs. Please contact us if you have any queries. We are involved with the local schools – the younger children come on tours to see what a vet does and what it looks like in the veterinary hospital so we use this opportunity to discuss basic health care and vaccinations, sterilisation, training etc.
GROOMING
Doggone Clean grooming parlour is situated within our building. Toni will attend to your dog’s beauty needs. Grooming is strictly by appointment only – please contact Toni on 0825520422.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
We assist at the annual Hills Township dog shows as well as the SPCA1000 paws Walk where we can. Dr Pachonick and Percival hold a biannual Rabies clinic in Howick West . We are currently involved in sterilising feral cats for a Masters student from UKZN as part of her research project. Dr Pachonick is involved in the Transkei Animal Welfare Initiative, where she volunteers, doing up to 100 sterilizations on each campaign.
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Reviews
Sarah Kate Yeoman
23 Apr 2018
REPORT
Staff are super friendly. You're welcome to take your dog around to help them get used to to the place before going in for an appointment. They stock the usual dog food and toys and such. Great place.
dawn warber
20 Mar 2018
REPORT
I have always found the doctors and staff very helpful and friendly and would recommend Umgeni Veterinary Clinic to anyone with pets.
Jayne Goetsch-Kably
3 Mar 2018
REPORT
The staff are all very helpful and caring.
Candice Christie
1 Jan 2018
REPORT
Best veterinary team under the sun. We don't like taking our pooches else unless we have to. We just feel comfortable in the hands of Umgeni vet knowing that they love your creatures as much as you in... Read More
Best veterinary team under the sun. We don't like taking our pooches else unless we have to. We just feel comfortable in the hands of Umgeni vet knowing that they love your creatures as much as you in many ways and always go above and beyond when things go down. Read Less
Wayne Turnbull-Nel
28 Dec 2017
REPORT
Friendly helpful staff and Dr Lee us an amazing vet
Anthea Forder
13 Apr 2017
REPORT
Thank you so much Lee for your love and care. Much appreciated as always.
Dee Theron
25 Mar 2017
REPORT
Caring, professional staff. Wouldn't take my pets anywhere else
Lauren Kemp
10 Jan 2017
REPORT
I have no words for how wonderful Umgeni Vet is! The staff are amazing and so great with my furry children!
Danielle Theron
2 Dec 2016
REPORT
Thank you Dr Margie and staff for your kindness and compassion on a devastating Friday morning. I have no words to describe our sadness but truly appreciate how you helped us in our time of need.
Rowan Christie
28 Nov 2016
REPORT
William Snow
16 Sep 2016
REPORT
Great Vet to take your puppy!
Yulinda Noortman
2 Jul 2016
REPORT
They always go that extra step which is not expected or even required.
Sandy Lee Edwards
12 Apr 2016
REPORT
Incredibly compassionate and professional doctors, nurses and staff.
Karen Zunckel
3 Apr 2016
REPORT
Friendly personal service. Very expensive!
Andrew Gilfillan
2 Apr 2016
REPORT
Enjoy the friendly, affordable service. They went out of their way for our Guinea Pigs and (surprise!) turned out to be correct: they were pregnant.
Margaret Clay Bowen
10 Nov 2014
REPORT
I travel from Durban for appointments with UMGENI Vets and its worth every kilometre! and more!
Chris McLachlan
10 Sep 2013
REPORT
Wonderful, wonderful vets!!!!!
4 Quarry Road
Hilton KwaZulu Natal 3245
Business Hours
Monday
Mon
08:00AM-18:00PM
Tuesday
Tue
08:00AM-18:00PM
Wednesday
Wed
08:00AM-18:00PM
Thursday
Thu
08:00AM-18:00PM
Friday
Fri
08:00AM-18:00PM
Saturday
Sat
08:00AM-11:00AM
Services
Allergies
Anaesthesiology
Cardiology
Dental
Dermatology
Deworming
Euthanasia
Genetic Disease Testing
In-House Blood Analysis
Laboratory
Microchipping
Ophthalmology
Physical Therapy
Radiology (X-Rays)
Rehabilitation
Surgery
Ultrasound
Vaccinations
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Umgeni Veterinary Clinic

Hilton, KwaZulu Natal
(17)
4 Quarry Road
Hilton KwaZulu Natal 3245
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Please call
033 3434316
WELCOME
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your pets. We trust that this relationship will be a happy, trusting and lasting one
ABOUT US
Dr Lee Pachonick and Dr Margie Roach are the Veterinarians in the practice.
Both Margie and Lee qualified at Onderstepoort in Pretoria. Margie has worked in mixed practice in the Free State and then in Port Elizabeth before joining the Westville Veterinary Hospital, where she gained a large amount of experience in companion animals in the 18 years that she was there. She moved to Hilton in 2009 – to join the Howick Vet Group and joined the Umgeni Vet Practice in February 2012. Margie has an honours degree in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine and a Masters degree in Veterinary Tropical Diseases. Margie also has an interest in birds and exotic animals and helps with patients from Free Me. Margie has also obtained a qualification in canine rehabilitation and has a special interest in helping old and young animals with joint disease through a variety of methods including massage, therapeutic excercise, hydrotherapy, ultrasound and electro stimulation.
Lee worked in a mixed practice on the South Coast after qualifying, then moved to Pietermaritzburg to become the State Vet and then onto the laboratory at Allerton. She started Umgeni Vet in 2004 and since then deals with small animals.
Ros, Shelley and Janice are our Veterinary Nurses – having also qualified at Onderstepoort. The nurses assist with X-rays, anaesthetics and procedures. The nurses are always available to offer advice on petcare, nutrition, puppy training etc – call in to discuss your pet issues with them.
Rosh and Nicky, are our receptionists - they are able to assist with purchases of food, tick and flea treatments etc.
Tokkie is our admin clerk, doing jobs such as banking, post collection and debt collecting.
Percival and Regina assist with cleaning and handling pets where necessary.
CONSULTING HOURS
We are open from 08H00 – 18H00, but consultations are by appointment only. Lee and Margie take turns to operate with our Veterinary Nurses as the theatre assistants, but sometimes if the surgery is complicated then both vets will be involved, meaning that we are not available to consult, hence the importance of a booked appointment. Surgery takes place in the mornings mainly.
The afternoons are divided into 2 shifts, one being from 12H00 – 15H00 and the other 15H00 – 18H00. Margie and Lee do alternate shifts each day. There is no lunch time shift on a Friday.
Margie and Lee also consult on alternate Saturdays from 08H00 – 11H00.
AFTER HOURS /EMERGENCIES
Hilton Veterinary Clinic runs an afterhours service for emergencies at night and on weekends. Your pet will be treated and stabilised at Hilton Veterinary Clinic and then you will be expected to collect your pet and bring it to us for completion of treatment.
RABIES
Due to the increased concern about Rabies in Kwazulu Natal we operate a free Rabies vaccination clinic on Wednesdays between 08h00 and 12h00. These vaccinations are given by our Veterinary Nurses. Please make an appointment if you wish to use this service.
They are not available outside of these hours.
SERVICES OFFERED
Primary Health Care
Vaccinations, Sterilisations, nutritional advice, puppy and kitten care and petcare education.
Treatment of sick animals – we use intravenous fluids, pain medication, a wide range of antibiotics as well as other supportive medications.
Dentistry – our practice is equipped with a dental scaler, drill and polisher in order to perform up to date dentistry .
Laboratory – we have an in house microscope, centrifuge, microhaematocrit machine and a few in house serological tests. We have recently purchased new laboratory equipment, so will not have to outsource most of our laboratory tests anymore.
Ultrasound – basic ultrasonography – abdominal or splenic tumours, bladder stones, liver disease, pregnancy etc
Radiography – We have a state of the art digital imaging system - x rays are taken, developed and interpreted on site.
Anaesthesia – we use gas anaesthesia for all our anaesthetics using Sevoflurane gas as it is the safest on the market. Oxygen therapy is also available for geriatric patients, or patients with difficulty breathing.
NUTRITION
We stock a wide range of veterinary diets, but unfortunately cannot stock absolutely everything. We can order special requests which will usually arrive within 24hrs – please place your order with Rosh or Nicky at reception.
Sr Ros Woolley is available to discuss your pets dietary needs. She will also advise you on weight control for your pet – she runs a very informative weight loss program in conjunction with Hills. Please contact Ros if you are concerned about your cat or dog’s weight.
EDUCATION
We believe in helping to educate you about your pets needs. Please contact us if you have any queries. We are involved with the local schools – the younger children come on tours to see what a vet does and what it looks like in the veterinary hospital so we use this opportunity to discuss basic health care and vaccinations, sterilisation, training etc.
GROOMING
Doggone Clean grooming parlour is situated within our building. Toni will attend to your dog’s beauty needs. Grooming is strictly by appointment only – please contact Toni on 0825520422.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
We assist at the annual Hills Township dog shows as well as the SPCA1000 paws Walk where we can. Dr Pachonick and Percival hold a biannual Rabies clinic in Howick West . We are currently involved in sterilising feral cats for a Masters student from UKZN as part of her research project. Dr Pachonick is involved in the Transkei Animal Welfare Initiative, where she volunteers, doing up to 100 sterilizations on each campaign.
Monday
08:00AM-18:00PM
Tuesday
08:00AM-18:00PM
Wednesday
08:00AM-18:00PM
Thursday
08:00AM-18:00PM
Friday
08:00AM-18:00PM
Saturday
08:00AM-11:00AM
Allergies
Anaesthesiology
Cardiology
Dental
Dermatology
Deworming
Euthanasia
Genetic Disease Testing
In-House Blood Analysis
Laboratory
Microchipping
Ophthalmology
Physical Therapy
Radiology (X-Rays)
Rehabilitation
Surgery
Ultrasound
Vaccinations
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Sarah Kate Yeoman
23 Apr 2018
REPORT
Staff are super friendly. You're welcome to take your dog around to help them get used to to the place before going in for an appointment. They stock the usual dog food and toys and such. Great place.
dawn warber
20 Mar 2018
REPORT
I have always found the doctors and staff very helpful and friendly and would recommend Umgeni Veterinary Clinic to anyone with pets.
Jayne Goetsch-Kably
3 Mar 2018
REPORT
The staff are all very helpful and caring.
Candice Christie
1 Jan 2018
REPORT
Best veterinary team under the sun. We don't like taking our pooches else unless we have to. We just feel comfortable in the hands of Umgeni vet knowing that they love your creatures as much as you in... Read More
Best veterinary team under the sun. We don't like taking our pooches else unless we have to. We just feel comfortable in the hands of Umgeni vet knowing that they love your creatures as much as you in many ways and always go above and beyond when things go down. Read Less
Wayne Turnbull-Nel
28 Dec 2017
REPORT
Friendly helpful staff and Dr Lee us an amazing vet
Anthea Forder
13 Apr 2017
REPORT
Thank you so much Lee for your love and care. Much appreciated as always.
Dee Theron
25 Mar 2017
REPORT
Caring, professional staff. Wouldn't take my pets anywhere else
Lauren Kemp
10 Jan 2017
REPORT
I have no words for how wonderful Umgeni Vet is! The staff are amazing and so great with my furry children!
Danielle Theron
2 Dec 2016
REPORT
Thank you Dr Margie and staff for your kindness and compassion on a devastating Friday morning. I have no words to describe our sadness but truly appreciate how you helped us in our time of need.
Rowan Christie
28 Nov 2016
REPORT
William Snow
16 Sep 2016
REPORT
Great Vet to take your puppy!
Yulinda Noortman
2 Jul 2016
REPORT
They always go that extra step which is not expected or even required.
Sandy Lee Edwards
12 Apr 2016
REPORT
Incredibly compassionate and professional doctors, nurses and staff.
Karen Zunckel
3 Apr 2016
REPORT
Friendly personal service. Very expensive!
Andrew Gilfillan
2 Apr 2016
REPORT
Enjoy the friendly, affordable service. They went out of their way for our Guinea Pigs and (surprise!) turned out to be correct: they were pregnant.
Margaret Clay Bowen
10 Nov 2014
REPORT
I travel from Durban for appointments with UMGENI Vets and its worth every kilometre! and more!
Chris McLachlan
10 Sep 2013
REPORT
Wonderful, wonderful vets!!!!!
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