Since opening our doors in 2017, Cradle Vet Bird and Animal Hospital has treated a wonderful variety of all kinds of animals.
We treat all your other beloved family members, from dogs to cats, birds to reptiles and all sorts of exotic pets in between. Situated in Ruimsig, our hospital has become part of the landscape. We treasure our relationships with our clients and our patients, regarding you and your pet as part of our family.
We believe in providing our clients with quality service, you will find us equipped to handle all your pet's needs, from routine care and vaccinations, to more serious illnesses and injuries.
We are a growing practice and strive towards providing our patients with all the modern and most advanced treatments available. Only the best will do for our family.
What makes us different? - come see for yourself.
Owner and Veterinarian
Our founder, visionary and rock. With over 30 years of experience in the field of Veterinary Science. Dr. Johann is a family man, and treats each and every person as if they were his own family. Dr. Johann does not consult on a permanent basis anymore, but he will check up on us every now and then. With his advice and guidance only a phone call away, he spends most of his time getting the 3rd sister practice of our trilogy in tip top condition.
Dr. Gavin has his Masters in Veterinary Sciences and did his MSc project on cheetah capturing in Namibia. His hobbies include cross fit, traveling, game watching and birding. His favorite animal is a Leopard. He has 3 pugs at home; Jack, Rolo and Kimi and a black cat named Onyx. Dr. Gavin is married to a wonderful teacher, Tess, and they recently welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Abigail. Dr. Gavin is a perfectionist by heart, attentive to the finer details and always strive to provide the best care for his patients.
Originally from East London, Dr. Storm has many years of experience with avians (birds) and did her Honors Degree in Zoology, focussing on sharks, thus she adds some coastal flare to our vet family. Her hobbies include scuba diving, traveling, camping, hiking and birding. Her favorite animal is a Leopard. She has various pets at home, namely; Tari, a little African parrot, Shaka, Kei and Tau, the lovebirds, and her various rehab babies. Dr. Storms' compassion for animals knows no bounds. She is passionate about wildlife and marine life, down to earth with strong family bonds.
Danielle is one of the gentlest souls you will meet at practice, making our clients and patients feel at ease. Danielle is studying part time, completing her B.Sc degree in Environmental Management and Zoology, along with French. She has two Jack Russel cross breeds, brothers Licorice and Max. And a Pitbull named Maya. Her favourite animal is a lion, as it is the symbol of pride, courage, and strength - properties Danielle lives by every day.
Narina started off in the food industry, she has a National Diploma in Food Service Management, but her love for animals made her join the pet industry. Narina has over 5 years of experience in veterinary product sales. Her favorite animal is the Elephant. Her hobbies include hikes with her dogs, Roxy, the Jack Russel and Bailey, her rescue Dachshund, gardening, baking and game drives. Narina has a soft heart, is passionate about her job, she is selfless and strong with a weak spot for Jack Russel Terriers. Narina also does victim support and trauma counseling for the Florida SAPS in her free time.
Sam joined our vet family after doing some work as a wildlife vet nurse. She used to be an animal care-giver at a wildlife sanctuary caring for a wide variety of animal species. Sam has a BSc. degree in Zoology and Microbiology. Her hobbies include camping, game watching, hiking and sketching in her free time. Her favorite animal is a Zebra. Her fur-kids include Lucy, a little furry cross breed, Jesse' and Harley the German Shepherds and Sahara the cat. Being part of the reception staff, Sam greets every client that comes through our door with a smile and every pet gets treated with love and perhaps a treat. Sam has a kind and bubbly personality, making everyone feel welcome and going the extra mile for our clients and patients.
Our trusted Kennel Hand father-and-son duo. Derrick and Blessed cares for all our patients with the utmost care and compassion. They take great pride in everything they do at the practice, and ensures our hospital is always in tip-top condition. Derrick’s favourite animal is a Kudu and for Blessed, it is the humble dog. In their free time, Derrick enjoys wood carving and makes the most beautiful figurines and Blessed enjoys site-seeing. Your fur-babies could not be in any better hands.
All-round handyman and Ambulance driver
Riaan is an invaluable member of our team and of our sister practice. You might have seen him driving around in the distinctive animal ambulance. With many years of experience, your fur-kids will feel like they are being chauffeured. Riaan not only caterers to the needs of our patients, but to the needs of the practice and staff as well. He maintains the property and grounds, to ensure we perform at our utmost best