About Us

The Durban Veterinary Clinic is located at 12 Currie Road in the Musgrave area of Berea in Durban.  We are a small animal GP practice treating mostly dogs and cats, as well as rabbits and children’s pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Our philosophy is to provide a friendly, professional and caring service to your pets.  Being a small practice we are able to provide a personal service with good continuity in managing the cases that we treat.  We are sympathetic to the fact that we live in challenging economic times so are happy to discuss fees for diagnostics, surgeries or procedures in advance.

We are able to perform most routine diagnostics, procedures and surgeries. Cases that cannot be managed in-house can be referred to appropriate specialists.

We employ a qualified veterinary nurse ( Sr Candice Tasseron) who provides nursing care to our hospitalised patients. Sr Candice monitors animals under anaesthesia and during recovery.  Having a dedicated nurse to keep a close eye on our theatre patients means that we have an excellent safety record. This gives owners peace of mind on that nerve-wracking day when a much loved pet needs surgery.

Whether you have a playful new kitten and are just starting out on your journey of pet ownership; or you have a faithful old dog needing care and support in his twilight years, we aim to provide honest, compassionate advice and veterinary care.

We serve the suburbs of Berea, Musgrave, Essenwood, Morningside, Glenwood and Umbilo as well as the CBD and beachfront areas.

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES

Westville Veterinary Hospital at 31 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville. Phone 031 267 8000.

HISTORY

The Durban Veterinary Clinic is probably the oldest veterinary practice in Durban, having been established in the late 1940s  by Dr Dore’ at a premises on old Berea Road. This was eventually demolished to make way for the N3 freeway and the practice was moved to its current location at the corner of Currie Road and Berea / King Dinizulu Road in 1970. At this stage Dr Dore’ had been joined by Dr Stuart Downes and some years later by Dr John Adams. It was formally named the Durban Veterinary Clinic in 1979. Dr Steve Burrows joined in 1980 and was in partnership with Dr Downes  for many years. Many of our long standing clients still remember Dr Downes, who was a gentle giant of a man. The current owner is Dr John Tasseron, who bought the business in 2011 when Dr Burrows retired.