Our Staff


Dr. Johan Wessels
B.Sc.agric., B.V.Sc.

Dr. Johan is co-owner and senior veterinarian with a special interest in large animal work. He has a B.Sc. agric degree in dairy science followed by a B.V.Sc. veterinary degree from Onderstepoort. He worked as a vet in the UK for three years before settling down in Parys in 1995 when he bought Parys Animal Hospital. He works mainly with cattle (beef & dairy), sheep, horses and game.

Dr. Brigitta Wessels

Dr. Brigitta is co-owner and senior veterinarian with a special interest in small animals. She is married to Dr. Johan and also spent three years in the UK in small animal practice before settling down in Parys. She is also the practice manager.

Dr. Lelané Janse van Vuuren
B.Sc.vet.biol., B.V.Sc.

Dr. Lelané joined the team in 2010 and has fast become a popular and indispensable member of the practice. She has a special interest in complementary medicine and breeding of dogs.

Dr. Marleece Jordaan
N.dip. (Animal Health) B.V.Sc.

Dr. Marleece joined the practice in 2019 and has a special interest in horse.  She also enjoys working with cattle, sheep and small animals.

Our vets' pets


Dr. Johan’s wild child, young and full of enthusiasm English Pointer


Dr. Brigitta’s loyal follower and walking friend English Pointer


The Wessels old man English Pointer


Dr. Brigitta’s retired fun child and cheeky accessory. Unfortunately he has passed away recently; rest in peace, Pokkels.

Simba (left) and Laddy (Right)

Dr. Lelane’s black and shy brown border collies and running partners

Casey and Gwen

Casey and Gwen are loveable little scruffies, 3 and 1 years old respectably. They are Marleece’s running, cycling, horse riding, fishing, sleeping, couch partners and love coming to the practice on weekends and after hours.

Hospital Assistant

Willemien Landman

Willemien is our dedicated assistant in theatre and the kennels, caring for the nursing needs of your pets under supervision of our veterinary team.


Our friendly reception staff is headed up by Melanie and Alta, our senior receptionists who have been with us for many years. Ananka and Angelique make up the group and add a youthful attitude to the team. All reception members receive training and supervision for you to receive the best possible service.

  • Melanie also assists with debtor and creditor queries.
  • Alta handles all stock and laboratory queries.
  • Ananka is the main receptionist at the Vet Shop and will assist you with the Parys Hills Puppy School.
  • Ananka and Angelique will assist you with the Hills Pet Slimming Programme.
  • Angelique is receptionist at the practice and the vet shop.

Melanie Wessels

Alta Strydom

Ananka Deyzel

Angelique Butler

Practice helpers


Our friendly ladies are our dedicated cleaning staff. Elsie is dedicated to theatre and instrument cleaning. Mirriam and Augustinah keep our facility here as well as the Vet Shop neat clean and tidy.


Our helpful gentlemen assist with the maintenance needed to keep the practice running efficiently. Lawrence is the master of our gardens and driver. Morris is our kennel man, farm animal assistant and back up hospital assistant. Abram is our newest staff member and fills all the gaps.