Listed in alphabetical order. These vets have been recommended by fellow rat-owners as rat-friendly vets. Should you wish to add a vet, please leave a comment below in the comment section.

Brighton Beach Veterinary Clinic
Dr Swart
303 Marine Drive, Bluff

031 466 2449

Grays Inn Veterinary Clinic
Dr Wright
Tara Road, Bluff

031 467 3622

Riverside Veterinary Clinic
Dr Kerry Easson
662 Soofie Saheb Drive, Durban North

031 563 6565

Highly recommended!
Village Veterinary Clinic
Dr Odendaal
2 St Mary’s Road, Kloof
031 764 0588

Waterfall Vet Clinic
Dr Toft
2 St Mary’s Road, Kloof
031 763 3323

Vet Listings – Durban
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7 thoughts on “Vet Listings – Durban

  • March 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I have used all four of the vets listed. The first three are all fairly standard and can do basic checkups, but I wouldn’t recommend them for any serious illness or surgeries.

    However, I cannot praise Dr Odendaal at Village Veterinary Clinic enough. He is beyond amazing and was previously an exotics vet at Ondersterpoort, so he knows more than imaginable about rats, treatments and is always up to date on new medications and research on them.

    Village Veterinary Clinic itself also has top of the line equipment and staff as an added bonus.

  • October 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Waterfall Vet Clinic – Dr Toft and Dr Kelbe. We are a rat friendly practice. You may contact us 031 7633323

  • April 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

    We were overwhelmed with the kindness, professionalism and depth of knowledge that Village Veterinary Clinic displayed when we had to unfortunately put one of our baby rats down as he deteriorated so rapidly. Dr Odendaal gave us the space and respect we needed when coming to such a hard decision. We even received a sympathy card in the mail a week later from everyone there which I found very touching. How many other vets bother with such things?

    Our other baby survived the bug and was treated very well with everyone in the practice displaying in depth knowledge of rat care and giving us helpful tips like mixing the antibiotics with yoghurt to get little Sage to eat it. A life saver. I am awed by their kindness.

  • February 9, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Drs. Tina Kaldenberg & Lise Aitken of Village Veterinary Clinic are superb doctors, kindness, empathy, sincerity, honesty & great skill are their hallmarks. I am a VERY difficult client, demanding, cynical & very outspoken. Passionate about my rats & mice, even my fish. The two doctors have never failed to meet my expectations & with a touch of fun which makes it a pleasure to go to this practice. The entire team is exceptional, & even with that high standard, the two shine. Dr. Kaldenberg is an exotics specialist with wide experience & deep knowledge. Her sugical skill is exceptional. Her protege, Dr Aitken is a gentle, caring soul who feels deeply for her patients & clients. I know I can turn to them in my worst hour, the decisions we all do not want to face, & my pets & I will be in the best of all hands.

  • October 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm


    Is there any vets on the south coast or north coast of kzn?

  • April 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I practice at Hayfields Veterinary Hospital in Pietermartizburg and am happy to see ,and treat, rats and other small mammals. I have worked with them for the past 10 years both here and in the UK.

    • September 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you, Derek 🙂 It is good to know!


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