Inspired by difference

PROVIDING PERSONAL SERVICE

We’re practical and realistic, encouraging an open discussion about the treatment options for your pet – aware that personal, sentimental and financial considerations all have a role to play in the decisions you make to fulfil your needs and those of your pet.

On a large property with ponies and springbok grazing on Kikuyu pasture among various other farmyard animals, we’ve retained the countryside charm of Constantia in an environment conducive to wellness and healing. Our reception has been designed with the atmosphere of a comfortable home, allowing both you and your pets to receive care in a relaxed and stress-free environment that doesn’t feel foreign or all that different from other enjoyable new spaces to explore. Consultations can be carried out where your pet feels most at ease, sometimes on the couch and sometimes in the spacious garden – except for cats, of course!

Dr Hamish Currie started the Village Animal Clinic in Constantia Village in 1987, and a few years later moved to the current premises which was renamed the Alphen Veterinary Hospital. Here, Dr Currie would be joined by Dr Rosemary Dallas – another well-known personality in the Constantia community – in 2006. In the years since they’ve worked together developing the practice’s ethos of veterinary care, they have been joined by Dr Stacy Whitehead and a team of part-time veterinarians, each contributing in their own unique ways. At Alphen Veterinary Hospital, our staff is comprised of dedicated individuals who’ve made it their mission to build long-term relationships with clients, helping pets to live long and healthy lives. Each member of our team has been specially chosen and trained to deliver caring service, with an emphasis on compassion towards animals. 

On a large property with ponies and springbok grazing on Kikuyu pasture among various other farmyard animals, we’ve retained the countryside charm of Constantia in an environment conducive to wellness and healing. Our reception has been designed with the atmosphere of a comfortable home, allowing both you and your pets to receive care in a relaxed and stress-free environment that doesn’t feel foreign or all that different from other enjoyable new spaces to explore. Consultations can be carried out where your pet feels most at ease, sometimes on the couch and sometimes in the spacious garden – except for cats, of course!

Dr Hamish Currie started the Village Animal Clinic in Constantia Village in 1987, and a few years later moved to the current premises which was renamed the Alphen Veterinary Hospital. Here, Dr Currie would be joined by Dr Rosemary Dallas – another well-known personality in the Constantia community – in 2006. In the years since they’ve worked together developing the practice’s ethos of veterinary care, they have been joined by Dr Stacy Whitehead and a team of part-time veterinarians, each contributing in their own unique ways. At Alphen Veterinary Hospital, our staff is comprised of dedicated individuals who’ve made it their mission to build long-term relationships with clients, helping pets to live long and healthy lives. Each member of our team has been specially chosen and trained to deliver caring service, with an emphasis on compassion towards animals. 

Dr HAMISH CURRIE

Dr Hamish Currie has a wealth of experience, with 32 years in the industry making him more than capable of guiding clients through difficult situations and offering practical advice to those whose pets have complex problems. In addition to his work at Alphen, he’s actively involved in conservation. Hamish spends part of the year in Hoedspruit, in the Limpopo province, where he is part of a wildlife team actively involved in Rhino conservation. He has founded an NGO, Back to Africa, that champions and enables the rewilding of zoo animals.

Dr ROSEMARY DALLAS

Dr Rosemary Dallas worked for three years at Glencairn Animal Clinic, at the time a branch practice of Alphen Vet, before moving to Alphen Veterinary Hospital in 2006. A compassionate general practitioner with a gentle approach to her patients, she displays careful attention that’s resulted in her being much-loved by our clients. As well as being a skilled surgeon, she’s particularly talented in the field of diagnostic ultrasonography. Rosemary loves working with dogs, having two of her own, but particularly enjoys feline medicine and surgery. She has a good understanding of rabbits and other exotic pets.  

Dr STACY WHITEHEAD

Dr Stacy Whitehead joined our team in 2017 as an assistant veterinarian, after completing a year of community service. She is a well-balanced practitioner who has a natural surgical ability and a thorough approach to medicine cases.  Stacy communicates clearly with clients and has a passionate love for all animals. With her kind heart and gentle hands, she has won the heart of many a client and pet. Stacy’s own dog Lily has become famous starring as the iconic image of Alphen Vet.

The veterinary team is completed by our regular part-time veterinarians with special skills that add an extra dimension to our services.
The veterinary team is completed by our regular part-time veterinarians with special skills that add an extra dimension to our services.
ACCREDITED ASSOCIATIONS
ACCREDITED ASSOCIATIONS

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HOW CAN WE ASSIST YOU?

We understand that every case is different and that there are practical, financial, sentimental and personal factors at play – so whether in a routine visit or more serious situation, we seek to guide and equip you as the pet owner for any healthcare decisions you need to make.

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