Cape Town, ZA

The Cape Town branch of Baker McVeigh was established in 2002 with the intention of being a sister practice to the already successful Summerveld Equine Hospital. In 2006 John McVeigh handed the reins over to Dr Antony Clements. The old Cape Vet Hospital was purchased and refurbished, re-emerging as a complete equine surgical facility and taking on the name of Baker McVeigh Equine Hospital, Cape Town.

When Dr Clements moved to Newmarket in the United Kingdom to start the now highly successful Newmarket branch of the Baker McVeigh group, control of the Cape Town branch passed on to Dr Alasdair Cameron. He was responsible for the further growth and development of the practice. Dr David Timpson, who joined the team in 2008, is now at the helm of the busy and progressive practice. He is ably assisted by a great team of equine veterinarians, with a wealth of post graduate qualifications and experience amongst them.

The two senior clinicians are Drs Barbara Gillespie and Manfred Hanni, complemented by Drs Garth Nieuwenhuis and Andre Hanekom. Dr Arnold Mahne joined the team in 2016, after eight years as the Senior Equine Surgeon and head of the equine unit at Onderstepoort.

The superb premises offer an extensive ambulatory service and fully equipped and accredited equine hospital to racehorses, sport horses, polo ponies and the leisure horse community in Cape Town and surrounding areas. With the recent addition of a riding arena, it is now possible to assess horses under saddle, and to perform full pre-purchase examinations at the hospital.

As a group, Baker McVeigh provide sales vets at horse auctions throughout South Africa (TBA and Equimark), Goffs in Ireland, Tattersalls and Doncaster in England, Inglis in Australia, Keeneland USA and Arcana Deauville and St Cloud, France.

They also vet Thoroughbred yearlings annually in Argentina, Brazil, Italy Germany, and Chile.


Meet The Team

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Jackie Claassens - Practice Manager

Franziska Soule – Veterinary Administrative Assistant

Ashleigh Bent - Front Desk Reception

Tariro Gonzo - Theatre Assistant and Pharmacy Stock Control

Nothemba Majokweni - Pharmacy Stock Control and General Duties

Dumisani Majokweni (Isaac) - Veterinary Assistant (Groom)

Dennis Cukata - Veterinary Assistant (Groom)

Thandisizwe Maqelana (Peter) - Veterinary Assistant (Head Groom)

Siphumzi Maqelana (Headman) - Veterinary Assistant (Groom)

Sikholiwe Boyce - Veterinary Assistant (Groom)

Mawande Majokweni - Veterinary Assistant (Groom)

Mkhokheli Mvumvu (Vuyo) - Veterinary Assistant (Groom)