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23 9th Avenue, Walmer, 
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6070


041 581 4394/5


041 581 2161


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Consulting Hours

08:00-10:45 by Appointment
15:00-18:15 by Appointment

08:00-12:45 by Appointment

Sunday/Public Holidays:
 09:00-10:45 by Appointment

Emergency Hours:
By  Appointment (SAVA-surcharge applicable)

At 9th Avenue Veterinary Clinic, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, we have a staff compliment of 23 staff. This enables us to ensure your pet receives the best possible personalized care at all times during their stay with us. Our competent and friendly staff are always willing to answer any questions you may have regarding your animals well-being.


Our team of 7 doctors, 2 veterinary nurses as well as 6 kennel staff ensure individual and personalized service for your pets. Our 6 reception staff ensure that you are attended to timeously and we have 2 staff members focusing only on the grooming parlour. 




Dr. Charles Hayward Bvsc















Dr. Hayward qualified in 1981, he enjoys working with all species of animals and the challenges this variation brings. He enjoys both the medical and the surgical aspects of veterinary  medicine . When Dr. Hayward is not busy at work he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Liz, doing activities such as hiking, game viewing and bird watching, off road adventuring and photography. 



Dr. Juan Batt Bvsc  









Dr. Batt Qualified in 2005. His interests lie with small animals, mostly soft tissue surgery and Feline medicine. He loves the outdoors and any adventure, time permitting of course. He loves the challenges that veterinary medicine brings. 




Dr. Hilda Meyer Bvsc

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Dr. Meyer qualified in 2006 and started working in the UK in January 2007. Dr. Meyer and Dr. Batt worked there for three years before returning to sunny South Africa in December 2009. Her main veterinary interests are small animal medicine and small furries. She also enjoys equine veterinary medicine. In her spare time she loves running, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.



Dr. Jana Loots BVSc













Dr. Loots qualified in 2010 and she enjoys the challenges of a mixed practice, with her main interests being small animal medicine and surgery. She loves interacting with clients and their pets. In her spare time she enjoys a range of outdoor activities such as horse riding, running, mountain biking and hiking. 



Dr. Ian Burnand BVSc












Dr.Burnand qualified in 1991. He was originally part of the practice but now works for the State Vet in the imports and exports department. He locums at 9th Avenue Vet three days a week.  He especially enjoys working with small animals. He loves spending time with his family while enjoying outdoor activities. He enjoys hiking and birding, he is also a devoted jogger and enjoys cycling and other sports as well.



Dr. Johan Venter BVSc  










After qualifying in 2011 Dr. Venter worked in Parys, Free State, in a mixed animal practice. He joined the 9th Ave team in March 2013. He enjoys equine practice and small animal medicine and surgery but Endurance riding is his passion - a sport he has been involved in for over twenty years and also lead him to meet his wife. In his free time he enjoys metalwork and woodwork, especially restoring antiques. 




Dr. Lara Glitz  BVSc 














Lara was born in and grew up in Germany. She  studied in Leipzig (Germany) for 2 years, but decided to further her veterinary studies in South  Africa and graduated from Onderstepoort in 2013. As a student she did electives at 9th Avenue and joined the team in June 2014.  In her free time she   likes running, hiking in the Garden Route and taking the dogs to the beach.




Sr. Nicola Ralph DVN   










Qualified in UK in 2001, working in small animal practice from 1998 – 2006. Then moved to SA  and joined 9th Ave team in Oct 2006. Interested in small animal care and nursing clinics. Enjoys the outdoors in spare time.




Sr. Chane Fritz DVN














Chane is from Port Elizabeth, she attended Erica Girls' primary and Alexander Road High school. She started at 9th Avenue in Jan 2014. She has 2 cats, Nelson and Mika (adopted from 9th Avenue!) and a dog Jackie. Her hobbies are reading, shopping, gymming and spending time with family and friends.









Susan Wait













Susan started working at the practice in 2007 and has a menagerie of her own at homewith some birds, dogs and 1 cat.  She loves working with people and animals, and is known to all staff as the "office clown". Her hobbies are gardening and relaxing at home with all her animals.


Shaun Wallace













Shaun started working at the practice in 2007, and has been our food stock controller ever since.  He loves small breed dogs and does a lot of house sitting in his spare time. As his hobbies, he enjoys going to the movies with his 2 daughters.




JoAnn Booysens    










Jo was born in Ireland but grew up in Botswana. She joined the practice in 2013 and looks after online marketing and helps at the front desk. She loves meeting all the amazing pets that come through our doors. When she's not at work she enjoys making every day an adventure for her 2 children. 



Lee Wallace 














Lee was born and bred in Port Elizabeth, and started working at 9th Avenue in 2005, starting out as a kennel assistant. She is married to Brent and has a lovely daughter Gracen. She has 3 cats, 2 dogs and a dassie!

In her free time she enjoys running, movies and spending time outdoors.  




Joy Hill  













Joy joined the 9th Avenue team in Sep 2014. She grew up in Port Elizabeth and has 4 dogs. Her hobbies are horse riding, spending time with family and doing adventurous stuff! 




Sher Longmore  














Sher joined the 9th Avenue team in 2014. She was born in the UK but grew up in Zambia, then lived in Dubai for 11 years, where she gained a wealth of experience in nursing, rehabilitation and pet-sitting for geriatric patients. She has  2 dogs, a Labrador and a Pug, 3 cats and 1 bunny which she adopted from 9th Avenue. Her hobbies are reading, running the dogs on the beach and travelling. 





 Boyce Stokwe













Boyce was born in Kirkwood and grew up in Uitenhage. He started working on a farm at a  young age. He has an incredible work ethic and is someone the younger guys can look up to. He started working at 9th Avenue in 1985, the year the practice opened its doors. He is married to Maryna, they have 1 son and a Border Collie named Bingo. His hobby is boxing, and his favorite animals are cattle.



Xola Kelemane











Xola was born in Kenton-on-sea and has worked at 9th Avenue since 2012. He is married and has 1 daugter. His hobby is playing computer games, and his favorite animals are dogs, cats and lions!


Jameson Manhibi














Jameson was born and bred in Zimbabwe, and joined the team in 2012. He is married and has 2 children and a German Shepherd dog. His hobbies are sports, watching television and going to the gym. His favorite animal is a German Shepherd



Songi Dwane















Songi is from Port Elizabeth and has worked at 9th Avenue since 2007. Many of our clients will recognise him as the staff member with the biggest smile! He has 3 children and 2 dogs. His hobby is cricket, and his favorite animals are dogs, cats and reptiles. 




Amos Sango
















Amos was born in Cradock, and has worked at 9th Avenue since 2009. He has a natural affinity for working with horses, and most of our equine clients have come to know and trust him. He has 6 children. His hobby is soccer, and his favorite animals are dogs and cats. 



Elliot Nkwenkwana


















Elliot is from Port Elizabeth and has worked at 9th Avenue since 2008. He is responsible for the isolation ward and has a very compassionate nature working with these critically ill patients. His hobby is soccer, and his favorite animals are tigers and hippos!




Thandi Ngalonkulu 















Thandi was born in Peddie and grew up in Port Elizabeth. She is responsible for keeping everything neat and tidy around the practice, and also ensures that the doctors get their much needed coffee! She is a single mother of 3, and she also has a dog and cat at home. Her hobbies are watching television, reading and playing netball. Her favorite animals are dogs, cats and birds. 






Annaline Mafungwa                                                                                     















Annaline was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Fort Beaufort. She has 3 children. Her hobby is working and her favorite animals are dogs 

and elephants



Lawrence Ziqula














Lawrence was born in Kenton-on-sea. He joined the grooming parlour in 2014. He has pets, and his hobbies are soccer and volleyball. His favorite animals are dogs and elephants!






Scoobie, our resident blood donor and big teddy bear! 




Voetjies and Pebbles, the newest additions to the 9th Avenue family.


Macy Gray