Dr John Tasseron BVSc ( Pretoria )
Dr Tasseron studied at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort and obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree in 1995.
After qualifying he went overseas and worked in private practice in the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia for almost a decade, gaining a wide range of medical and surgical experience in species ranging from dogs and cats, horses and goats through to more unusual patients like lions, gazelles, falcons and camels!
He was privileged during his time working in Saudi Arabia to be able to travel around the Middle East. He also took a year off work in 2002 and spent 6 months travelling through Southern and East Africa.
In 2004, a yearning to return home brought him back to South Africa and for a year or so he did locum work. He ended up settling in Durban, working for the Umhlanga Veterinary Hospital and for the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic.
In 2011 he bought the Durban Veterinary Clinic from Dr Steve Burrows.
He is married to Sr Candice and they have a blind Labrador called Lulu (who can often be seen on her bed behind the reception desk) and a cat called Tau. Dr Tasseron enjoys canoeing, visiting our country’s lovely game reserves and enjoying the outdoors in his spare time.