Animal & Avian Hospital | Diere- en Voëlhospitaal

Your friendly, approachable vet in your Nelspruit community, offering you and your pet the highest level of care – since 1997!

Everything we do is aimed at helping you and your pet whenever you need us.

We offer special vets, nurses and support staff for your special pets.


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Contact Us Anytime,

7 days a Week

Contact Info

Emergency number 24/7 &
Telephone Consultations

Trading hours

Mon-Fri: 08h00 - 18h00

Saturday: 08h00 - 12h00

Sunday/Public Holidays: 11h00 - 11h30

After hour rates apply outside these hours

Consultation hours

Mon-Fri: 08h00 - 13h00

Mon-Fri: 15h00 -18h00

Your Fur-baby

Having a furry companion is about friendship, companionship, loyalty and unconditional love. Its about putting another creature’s needs before your own and opening your heart.

It’s about communicating without words, but with a pat on the head, a scratch behind the ear, or a wag of the tail.

Nobody understands the special bond you share with your pet better than our team.

We know first hand the joys and the sorrows that come along with caring for a pet. That’s why we strive to provide such a high level of service to our clients and patients.

Online Shop

Order your dog, cat, horse, bird and exotic pets food and products online and save! Free delivery in Nelspruit.

Amazing Procedures

Read about some incredible and interesting surgeries that we have done in the past.

What our clients say

Read the testimonials submitted by all the happy clients of Van Wijk Street Vet.

What We Do

We offer a wide range of services. Our passion is your animal’s health. 

Whether you’re new to the Lowveld, recently welcomed a new four-legged member to your family or searching for an experienced veterinarian who will provide you and your loved one with the respect and compassion you both deserve, we invite you to our Van Wijk Street Veterinary Hospital.

Medical & Surgical Care

Spays, neuters, growth removals, wound repairs, endoscopies, colonoscopies, ultrasounds, dental surgeries & excotic animal surgery

full dental facilities

Dental X-rays, consultations, cleaning, extractions, root canal and care and prevention

Multiple exam rooms

3 exam rooms and a separate isolation ward

Complete pharmacy

Parasite control, shampoos, supplements, antibiotics

Food & retail products

Prescription, therapeutic diets, weight control diets and weight loss programs available


Reproductive problem analysis, behavioural consultations, dermatology consults, diagnostic lab analysis, boarding of dogs and cats

Pet Resources

Heatstroke in pets

Heatstroke in pets

Nelspruit is well known for its extremely hot and humid summers. If you are feeling hot and dehydrated today, imagine how it must feel with an extra layer of fur! Since dogs are not as efficient at releasing heat as we are, it’s important to keep your pets cool and...

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Mosquito risk and your pet

Mosquito risk and your pet

Did you know your pet is not immune to mosquito bites? Mosquito bites on dogs Mosquito bites are not only annoying but can cause serious allergic reactions and infections, as well as the added risk of transmitting serious diseases. Allergic reactions and infections...

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What to do when your dog or cat has been stung by a bee

What to do when your dog or cat has been stung by a bee

Dogs are very curious creatures, and in the summer, unfortunately, that means they will be investigating all the creatures of the world with their noses and paws - the two prime targets of insect stings. A sting on your dog's sensitive nose is extremely painful. Some...

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Snake venom in eyes

Snake venom in eyes

The lush bushveld of the Lowveld in Mpumalanga combined with its warm, humid climate make this region the ideal habitat for snakes. Finding these slithery creatures in home gardens in the area is standard and although this may make us feel that we truly are close to...

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African Horse Sickness

African Horse Sickness

African horse sickness is a highly infectious and deadly disease caused by the African horse sickness virus. It commonly affects horses (mortality rate 70-90%), mules, and donkeys. Zebras and donkeys rarely develop serious symptoms. How do horses contract the disease?...

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