All our staff are enthusiastic, dedicated to providing high quality, loving care to your pet and committed to continuously seeking to improve their knowledge and skills as well as striving for the best management practices.
Dr Sue Willetts BVSc
Dr Sue qualified at Onderstepoort in 1986 and worked in a mixed practice for a few months before moving to the Northern Cape for two years. After another year in small animal practice, she and Dr Dave took over the vet practice in Bromhof. Three years later they moved to Bolivia in South America, to work as missionaries until opening the clinic in Ruimsig. Dr Sue appreciates the value of alternative treatments as an adjunct to conventional veterinary medicine and has a particular interest in pet wellness. When not at the clinic Dr Sue enjoys being in her garden or walking her dogs in the park.
Dr Dave Shipster BVSc
Dr Dave qualified at Onderstepoort in 1986 and after a two year stint in the Northern Cape, spent some time in mixed animal practice on the West of Johannesburg before taking over Bromhof Vet Clinic. Three years later they moved to Bolivia, where, among other things Dr Dave was called on to help poor rural farmers with their animal health needs. This ended with their return to South Africa and the eventual opening of Ruimsig Vet Clinic. Dr Dave takes care of most of the administrative details of running the clinic and enjoys interaction with pets and owners alike! When not in the clinic, one is likely to find Dr Dave outdoors somewhere, watching his sons play sport or on his mountain bike on some dusty trail.
Dr Dave & Dr Sue have three sons who are involved in the life and activities of Ruimsig Vet Clinic, making it a truly family business!
Our friendly and efficient front staff receive ongoing product training and are able to help you choose the correct diets and other accessories for your family pet from our practice shop. Reception duties are shared between Tim, Graham and Zizipho.
Graham is a full time student at the Baptist Theological College in Randburg and works part time at the clinic. His passion is to play drums which he does at every opportunity that he can. Graham spent his whole school career in an international school in Bolivia where he and his family were living at the time. He enjoys playing soccer and coaching sport and is an armchair enthusiast of a number of international sports including rugby. He has a soft spot for animals and can often be seen playing with one of the cats or dogs.
While Ben's main responsiblities at the moment are to get an education, like most 13 year olds he likes to be out and about doing other things! One of these things is helping out in the clinic whenever his schedule allows it - especially during holiday time. Ben loves animals and walking and taking care of hospital patients under the direct supervision of Dr Sue and Dr Dave!