In October 1970, Knysna Veterinary Clinic consisted of a single experienced vet offering rough and ready operations from a thatch-roofed rondavel. Today, we have an array of highly equipped and qualified clinics healing animals across the Garden Route.

First established by Dr. Andre Reitz, we are the oldest animal clinic in Knysna. As the years passed, our Sedgefield and Wilderness consulting rooms were born. Our Sedgefield branch is now a fully equipped practice that offers all the same services as our Knysna practice.

We predominantly work from our well-equipped clinics in Knysna and Sedgefield, and our consulting rooms in Wilderness, where we treat dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, small mammals, and really any creature that will fit through our doors. Our vets often enjoy farm calls, visiting horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, and even wildlife in need.

But there is no limit to the animal species we treat. We are so fortunate to work in the beautiful and environmentally diverse Garden Route, where we are surrounded by forest, fynbos, sand dunes and sea. The diverse wildlife we see in our clinics is astounding. The enigmatic Knysna Loerie, seahorses, raptors, bushbuck, sea- and freshwater birds, tortoises and turtles, are but a few of the species we help to heal. With the support of the wonderfully knowledgeable and specialized centres scattered around us, we often manage to rehabilitate or successfully release wounded critters back into the wild.

Our team of six experienced veterinary surgeons and three veterinary nurses, all qualified at Onderstepoort, and our dependable support staff, enjoy the challenges this diverse, rewarding work brings. We provide exceptional service and cutting edge veterinary science.

We also operate a Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) on the first Wednesday of each month in Concordia, Knysna. Here we vaccinate and deworm pets from our disadvantaged community, as well as treat them for mange and administer tick and flea treatments.

At our outreach clinics we also identify dogs that need to be sterilized. They are then sent to the Knysna Veterinary Clinic where they are spayed or neutered.

We have been running our program since October 2017, and the response has been phenomenal. We can see anything from 60 to 125 animals at one Township clinic.

It has been a very rewarding exercise for our staff, and we now have several volunteers who regularly accompany our medical staff to our clinics.

This project is entirely dependent on the support of the Garden Route community. To help fund these outreaches, please donate to:
Knysna Veterinary Clinic,
FNB 52701056444, Knysna tak
Ref.: CVC Outreach Clinic ”

SAVA-CVC supports Community Veterinary Clinics with medical supplies at charitable pricing or donated stock items.

Sign up for a MySchool Card (or change your beneficiary to SAVA-CVC) at www.myschool.co.za to support us. 1% of the money you spent at participating stores is donated to us at no extra cost.

All donations are welcome. Secure PayFast Link to donate using your bank card: https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/savacvc

Organisation name: SAVA-CVC,                                                                          ABSA Bank Cheque Account: 4056779023,                                                     Branch: Brooklyn (632005), Swift Code: ABSA ZAJJ

The South African Veterinary Association is a registered non-profit organisation (000-234) and Public Benefit Organisation (130001321) and we can provide an 18A Tax certificate for all cash donations. Please e-mail your full details (name, postal address and telephone number) as well as the date and the amount donated to cvc@sava.co.za and we will send you a tax certificate.

Sedgefield Animal Matters (SAM) is a non-profit organisation purely helping animals in need in Smutsville and Sedgefield. They are dependent on volunteers and donations and receive no subsidy.

The core focus is sterilization. SAM is also called upon to help in emergencies, rehome unwanted animals, assist with sick or injured animals, finding lost pets and collecting animals roaming around on busy streets.

Knysna Vets assist SAM with treating sick and injured pets, and we make our facilities available for sterilizations.

If you feel you would like to help by sending a donation, SAM’s banking details are as follows:

Sedgefield Animal Matters

Capitec Bank

Branch Code: 470010

Savings Account No. 1464448521