The Team

We have a dedicated team of people to care for your pets at the Salt Rock Veterinary Clinic:

Shabana Wahab:  
Shabana is a real Umhlali local, and she and her husband both work in Salt Rock. Shabana is kept busy looking after their two small children, her big dog and her white cat 'Snowy'. She has been working on reception at the Salt Rock Veterinary Clinic since 2008.
Helen Roelofse:  
Helen has been a member our team since the end of 2012. She was born in Zimbabwe, and first settled on the North Coast with her family over a decade ago. Helen has two children, one who attends a local highschool, and the other is busy with his studies. Helen loves her little Yorkshire Terrier, Rocco, who is a real character.
Joyce Ngisu:  
Joyce has been in the dog grooming industry since 2004. She is a marvel to watch grooming: trimming eyebrows and moustaches, and between toes and nails with remarkable accuracy. Joyce knows her regular customers like the back of her hand now, and has an amazingly gentle touch with all animals. Joyce has two teenage daughters, and lives locally in Shakashead. Joyce has one small dog called Max.
Musa Mbuyazi:  
Musa is the newest member of the team at Salt Rock Veterinary Clinic, joining us mid 2017. Originally from Richards Bay, he still heads up the coast for his holidays. Musa is always ready to help with anything that needs attending to. He has a teenage daughter, and their family pets are two large dogs.
Handrey Zondi:  
Handrey hails from Pietermaritzburg. He has been working with animals for many years now, and joined the Salt Rock team in 2013. Handrey helps Joyce with grooming, assists Hugh in the clinic and will happily carry a heavy bag of food for you. Handrey's favourite breed of dogs is Jack Russells.

Dr Hugh Rivett-Carnac:  
Hugh qualified from the University of Pretoria, faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort in 2001. He then worked in the UK for 6 years gaining experience in small animal veterinary care, in a number of private practices, before coming back to South Africa, and settling in KwaZulu Natal. He spent a year working at a small animal hospital in Hillcrest in 2008, before moving to Salt Rock Veterinary Clinic in 2009.

Dr Janet Hulbert:  
Janet qualified at Onderstepoort in 2001. Directly after university she lived and worked in the UK. Starting out in private pratice, she later moved on to work for the PDSA in Southampton. Back in South Africa, she has done locum work for the animal hospital at the Springfield Park SPCA. Being a Durban girl, she is glad to be back on the sunny shores of KZN. Janet's passion is primary health care, preventing illness and promoting the keeping of well cared for pets.

Hugh and Janet
Hugh and Janet met while they were still studying veterinary science at Onderstepoort. After university they both lived and worked in the UK for a number of years, during which time they got married, before returning to South Africa. They acquired the veterinary practice in Salt Rock in May 2009. It was a new experience working together; hard work but very rewarding. Hugh takes on the role of clinician, while Janet manages the front office organisation and administration part time, although you may not see as much of her now that they have a little boy to look after.
Tufty Roozle their Border Terrier likes to be involved in all that goes on at home and at work.
Tufty Roozle