THE TAH BELLVILLE TEAM
Dr Stephen Smith
Dr Stephen Smith, a senior partner in TAH, shares his home with his wife and two kids. This is, however not where it ends: he also boasts an impressive Koi collection (with 10 fish tanks), tortoises, a rabbit, a cockatoo, a cat, four dogs and a Gabon Adder. Dr Steve is an avid bird watcher, a very handy DIY fundi, an amazing painter and sings and plays guitar in his church band.
Dr Ian Campbell
Dr Ian Campbell is a veterinarian with a special interest in surgery and prioritises in getting his creative juices flowing to balance the pressures of work, spending hours on photography, painting, and music. Dr Ian and his family (wife, two daughters and a son) loves going on camping and bush trips and can often be seen going on family walks/rides/runs with their two Rottweilers.
Dr Frank Kettner
Dr Frank Kettner is the Head of TAH’s Specialist Medicine Unit, as well as a TAH partner. He has a full house, sharing his life with his wife, two daughters, three dogs, three parrots, four geese, two goats and a cat. On the adrenaline side, Dr Frank does judo and loves mountain biking. Dr Frank is fascinated by electronics and programming of microchips and dabbles in beer-making at home.
Carin Künnemann is the TAH Bellville’s Client Experience and Retail Manager, is married and the proud mom of two kids and 4 very spoilt Labradors. Carin loves exploring little shops in small towns in and around Cape Town and spending time in nature.
Dr Adele Rohlwink-Coutts
Dr Adele Rohlwink-Coutts is a busy veterinarian and mom of two beautiful, energetic boys, which she says keep her so busy that she does not need any other form of exercise. Dr Adele loves music and plays piano and violin or, when she feels lazy, she and her husband will enjoy ‘movie marathons’ at home.
Dr Anne-Marie Hüster
Dr Anne-Marie Hüster is an active lady that loves outdoor activities like horseriding, hiking, swimming and exploring new areas. After work, she spends time on her MSc (Research) and loves gaming. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her boyfriend and cat.
Dr Aletta Mulder
Dr Aletta Mulder loves being a vet, especially dealing with emergencies, surgery, and internal medicine. Dr Aletta has two beautiful horses on who she competes in dressage, one of her big passions. She says her cats are her family and she cannot disclose how many she has…it’s a state secret.
Dr Anabelle Fanchette
Dr Anabelle Fanchette is originally from Mauritius but fell in love with South Africa. This mom of one loves baking and spending time with her husband and friends. Dr Anabelle’s happy place is at the beach, preferably with her dog. Dr Anabelle is also the proud mom of two cats who have been rescued by her husband.
Dr Braam Steyn
Dr Braam Steyn is a man of many talents. He studied architecture and worked in the building industry for about 8 years. After spending about four years in the United Kingdom, he decided to follow his passion and started studying to become a veterinarian. As a vet, he is extremely interested in marine wildlife, diagnostic imaging and veterinary education. In Dr Braa’s free time he takes part in adventure activities, gaming and watching movies and he also loves to travel.
Dr Christa Gerber
Dr Christa Gerber is a nature lover who sees wonders in small details like little flowers and rocks, or even her mysterious cat. Dr Christa is trying to become a gardener, but feel she is, in fact, more gifted in killing plants. Even though Dr Christa has not been on a bike for more than a year, she enjoys cycling and has completed the Cape Town Cycle Tour four times. Dr Christa loves reading and going to movies (dramas and entertaining, marvel superhero movies for fun).
Dr Elize Verrwey
Dr Elize Verwey is crazy about her two dog children, a Beagle and a Ridgeback, and loves spending time with them, as well as her family. Dr Elize enjoys being active – whether it is walking her dogs or going for a run – or going to the movies with her husband. If that is not all, Dr Elize is also an avid reader and plays the piano, when time allows.
Dr Gilbert Jongi
Dr Joy Bhandi
Dr Joy Bhandi, who is originally from Zimbabwe, is passionate about the welfare of animals and loves soft tissue surgery in especially small animals. Dr Joy is married (to a veterinarian) and has a daughter of three and a cat, whom she loves to spend time with. Dr Joy likes experimenting with African cuisine and often sources recipes from different parts of the continent.
Dr Keeley Hattingh
Dr Keeley Hattingh loves plants, especially orchids, and there are not many veterinarians that can boast having more than 50 house plants in her home! Dr Keeley is a fur mom to two dogs and two cats. She and her husband loves travelling around the Western Cape, exploring nature, and having fun. This is of course with a camera in hand, as Dr Keeley is a keen nature photographer.
Dr Nicole Thorpe
Dr Nicole Thorpe started running a welfare organisation clinic after qualifying as a veterinarian. She shares her life with her husband, Dr Jarryd Thorpe, who also works for TAH, and her ‘celebrity cat, Rover, who they have adopted from Dr Nicole’s previous clinic. In her free time, she enjoys travelling abroad with her husband and loves getting crafty, being outdoors in nature and spending time with their family.
Dr Sam Pillay
Dr Sam Pillay is a woman of many talents, including being an amazing veterinarian. Besides her work, Dr Sam knits, bakes, crochets, and does flower arrangements in her free time, mostly as part of her community work with her husband. Dr Sam loves mentoring young veterinarians.