While working in the Veterinary field I found myself very interested in the post operative care of critical patients. I found that I had a special interest in Animal Rehabilitation. Animal Rehabilitation became an absolute passion for me. I saw how it made a significant difference to the quality of life to all the patients I treated. It is a technique used to support surgery and medical care for animals. I feel that it builds the relationship between pet and owner by bringing awareness to the owner of their pets needs. It brings me such happiness to see my patients return to function.
My Goal is to provide support to my patients and make a difference to their quality of life.
With more than 10 years of experience working with animals, Veronica is a well-trained and compassionate Animal behaviour Specialist. She joined Ramsay Rehab as our Operations Assistant. Veronica has cared for and trained with birds and marine animals for human interaction, as well as dogs and other domestic pets.
When not working, Veronica enjoys downtime with her two dogs, parakeet and cat.
She brings happiness, joy and so many laughs to the Ramsay Rehab family. She supports both of us, our patients, clients and our vets!
Nadia is a skilled veterinary physiotherapist who studied veterinary physiotherapy at Equine-Librium College, and is a proud member of the South African Animal Physical Rehabilitation Association (SAAPRA) as well as a registered member of the South African Veterinary Council, as a Veterinary Physiotherapist.
You can count on her to go the extra mile to ensure your animal achieves optimal health. Since Nadia grew up with animals by her side and is a firm believer in animal welfare, she is incredibly passionate about providing her four legged patients with the best possible therapy and can’t imagine doing anything else.
Since I can remember, I wanted to help animals live their best life. I was a very active child who always had my animals by my side. My decision to become a Veterinary Physiotherapists started with noticing the subtle changes in my horse's body after struggling with performance issues for a while and being classified as just being moody. I decided to research different causes and do rehabilitation work on them myself. I was very surprised how a small adaptation in the way I address certain issues in their body could increase their performance and even improve their temperament. I enjoyed working in an open environment with my animals and discovering new things about their bodies every day.
After school I enrolled for a course in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Equine-Librium College to learn more about how I can improve an animal's quality of life and help them live their most comfortable life. It is extremely interesting to pick up on patterns in an animal's body and working alongside a team to find the best treatment and outcome for the animal. The rewards of improving an animal's quality of life are honestly indescribable.
My motto is: We decided to domesticate animals and they give us their best every day, they only deserve for us to try and make their time with us as loving and comfortable as possible.
Growing up, I was always surrounded by cats, dogs, cows and sheep. I grew to care for them, to love them and to appreciate their kindness. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy working at Ramsay Rehab. Seeing the amazing work the team does on not only restoring faith in the owners of our patients, but the second chance in life they give to these beautiful animals is incredible.
It truly makes me happy when I see and experience the happiness of someone else. I am quiet, kind-hearted and a happy person that never fails to share a smile. My belief and faith in Christ is what drives me each and every day and I am truly blessed for an amazing son, who is my life.
Being part of a family means the world to me and that is why I am so happy to not only be a part of Ramsay Rehab, but to be part of a caring and loving family. We support and stand by each other and we enjoy working as a team! I am truly thankful and blessed to be part of Ramsay Rehab.
The love I have for animals runs deep in my veins. With my 3 rescue babies (yes, my babies), I have learned that you do not need to have a pet from puppy or kitten for them to grow to love you. All 3 of my babies were rescued when they were fully grown and I realised that at no matter what age they are, if they learn to trust you, they will love you unconditionally and that is an amazing gift. My greatest joy in life is seeing an animal truly happy and deeply loved. The sweetest thing I find in life is when a human goes out of their way to help an animal in need and it is for this reason why I am so lucky and truly grateful to be working as part of such an amazing team at Ramsay Rehab. I have witnessed so many miracles coming and going and the bond that these animals develop with their therapist is truly astounding. There are no words to describe the true joy it brings when you see a pet being able to fully function again. I am the “behind the scenes and go-to person”, but as a team, we make a big difference in the lives of those that love us unconditionally.