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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 - Veterinarian and joint owner

Geoff qualified from University of Pretoria in 1990. He subsequently performed veterinary service in the military for the next 18 months, and then became a state vet in Irene. Geoff bought the practice in 1993 and moved it to its current location in 1997. He lives on a farm with his 8 dogs, 2 cats, 8 horses, 3 goats, 60 chickens. In his free time he cycles and spends long hours working on his farm and relaxing with his family and plethora of animals.

Dr Ulf von Delft - Veterinarian and joint owner

Ulf qualified in 2006 from UP and subsequently worked in Cape Town, England and Mauritius before moving to EL. He joined EL Vet in 2010 and became a partner in September 2011. His hobbies include surfing, kiteboarding and squash. His pet quantity cannot comare with that of Geoff, but his 2 dogs and 1 cat, provide him with all the joy he needs. 

Gill Heath - Practice Manager

Gill joined us in 2002 and has put her heart and soul into the practice for the past 12 years. She is an avid gardner and dables in arts&crafts.

Samantha Burn


Elizabeth Buchan

Lizo Nazo, Reed Nceke, Cindy Plaatjie

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