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About Us

We were the 1st Veterinary facility in East London, originating in the early 1970's.

Dr Geoff van Welie joined the practice in 1991 and took ownership in 1994. He moved the hospital to its current location in 1997. Dr Ulf von Delft joined the practice in 2010 and became joint owner in 2011.


Dr Geoff van Welie 


Dr van Welie qualified from University of Pretoria in 1990. He provided veterinary service in the military for the next 18 months, and then became a state vet in Irene, Gauteng. Dr van Welie bought the practice in 1993 and moved it to its current location in 1997. He lives on a farm with his 2 horses, 6 dogs, 10 ducks and 60 chickens. In his free time he cycles and spends long hours working on his farm and relaxing with his wife and plethora of animals.


Dr Ulf von Delft

Dr von Delft qualified in 2006 from University of Pretoria and subsequently worked in Cape Town, England and Mauritius before moving to EL. He joined East London Vet Hospital in 2010 and became a joint owner in 2011. His hobbies include surfing, kiteboarding and squash. His wife, 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 chickens and 1 rabbit provide him with all the joy he needs. 

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