Better Service • Better Care

Practice Lockdown Business Hours

  • Our respective branches will continue to stay open for appointments only.


Mon to Fri: 7:30 – 17:45
Sat: 8:00 – 12:00,
Sun: 10:00 – 12:00 and 16:00 – 17:00


Mon to Fri: 8:00 – 18:00
Sat: 8:00 – 11:00
Sun: Closed


Mon to Fri: 7:30 – 17:45
Sat: 8:00 – 12:00
Sun: Closed


Tue and Thu: 14:00 – 16:00


By Appointment only

Welcome to Veterinary House Hospital

Welcome to the Veterinary House Hospital. We are proud to acknowledge that we are one of the oldest Veterinary Hospitals in the beautiful midlands of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Developed by the late Dr Ashton Carr in the 1960’s, Veterinary House Hospital has attracted and employed a host of talented Veterinarians over the years, to service the burgeoning population of Pietermaritzburg and the surrounding farming community.

Our objective is, and always has been, to render exemplary Veterinary service to all animals. Our strength therefore lies in our technical ability, our service ethic and our diversity of expertise, namely: Small Animals, Birds, Exotics, Production Animals, Equines, Wildlife, Welfare and Public Health.

To this end, our team currently comprises 10 experienced Veterinarians, 5 qualified veterinary nurses and a host of dedicated support staff, all operating from our 5 Branches.

We make a strong point of being available for our clients at all times. Our vets consult throughout the day and we have vets covering after-hours for 365 days of the year. We will always be able to help in an emergency. Your animal deserves nothing but the best.

Our practice is focused on Better Service, Better Care. We hope to offer the highest standard of service to our clients and for your beloved pets, the highest quality care.

Yours Sincerely,

The Vet House Team.