Who We Are

The Goedemoed Animal Hospital was opened in 1998 by Dr Garth Mills in a converted garage before erecting a purpose built facility 30m up the road. In 2003 Dr Stephen Maberly joined the practice adding his expertise to the team. What started as a small one man practice has grown into a busy, fully equipped hospital with 3 veterinarians, 1 nurse, 2 receptionists and a kennel assistant. We strive to offer a high level of diagnostic, medical and surgical care in a compassionate, happy and caring environment.

Hospital Location


OK Minimark Centre,
Lubbe Road, Goedemoed,
7550, South Africa


33°49’31.5″S 18°39’58.5″E


021 975 6386

Operating Hours

Shop and reception times

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:30
Saturday 09:00 – 12:00

Consultations by appointment

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 10:00
16:00 – 18:15
Saturday 09:00 – 11:45

Emergency times – no appointment

(At Durbanville Animal Hospital)

Saturday 17:30 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 10:30
17:30 – 18:00

Our Team

Dr. Garth Mills – Veterinarian

Coming from an Irish veterinary family and having worked in both hemispheres on varied species, I have settled in Cape Town with Sue, Nick and pets. This enables a balance of work, family, leisure and golf all washed down with the finest of the Cape’s real wines.

Dr. Stephen Maberly – Veterinarian

22 years after qualifying, I am challenged daily to be better and learn more. I have been privileged to practice, laugh and cry with great colleagues. Our family continues to grow; 4 cats rule the house, 2 teenagers and my wife and God that support me through it all.

Sr. Charmaine – Vet Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1998. I love working with these unpretentious, selfless beings with the ability to love unconditionally, in an environment where every animal’s wellbeing is important. My husband, Martin, and I are blessed with 3 wonderful four-legged babies, “Bella", “Maximus” and “Jasper”.

Gillian – Receptionist

I have been working at Goedemoed Animal Hospital since 2007 and enjoy the personal interaction with our clients and furry friends. I am closely supervised by Sylvester, the practice cat, every day and my 2 children love to hear about his daily antics.

Caron – Receptionist

I started working with Vets Who Care in August 2013. Being a pet owner myself, I enjoy my job and take advantage of every opportunity I get to interact with all our furry clients. At home I have 6 cats, a toy Poodle and I run a small cattery.

Moffat – Kennel Assistant

Coming from Malawi, I started working for the Vets Who Care group in 2009. I love working with our patients, giving them the love and care that they need when they are in hospital. My wife and I have a beautiful daughter that brings joy to our lives.

Sylvester – Supervisor

I was rescued in January 2016 and brought to Goedemoed Animal Hospital. Dr Mills fixed my hernia and with cage rest and lots of TLC my pelvis fracture healed. Now I get nice food, demand treats and cuddles, tease the dogs, chat to the cats and do regular practice patrols.