About us

We boast a modern range of diagnostic tools and treatments, all within a purpose built veterinary hospital where your pet will receive top quality care.

Dr Derek Clover (BVSc)

Dr Clover qualified from Onderstepoort in 2006. After working in the UK and the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands for 7 years, he then settled at Hayfields Vet in 2014. The practice is jointly owned by Dr Clover and Dr Adank. Dr Clover enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine and has valuable experience in treating the ‘small furries’ such as rats, guinea pigs, rabbits and chinchillas. He takes pride in being a vet that uses a combination of good clinical skills, as well as diagnostic tools, to help his patients and their owners.

Dr Adriaan Adank (BSc, BVSc)

Dr Adank qualified from Onderstepoort  in 2010 and thereafter worked in mixed animal practice in Namibia for 8 years. During this time he developed a special interest in orthopaedic surgery and due to his experience in treating large animals, he is happy seeing all creatures great and small. Dr Adank joined the practice in September 2018 and became a part-owner of Hayfields Vet in September 2020.

Dr Lillian Hirzel (BVSc)

Dr Hirzel qualified in 2006 and has worked in specialist practices in Johannesburg and Hilton. Dr Hirzel is a very compassionate vet and has a special interest in acupuncture / dry needling and chronic pain management.

Dr Trish Mills (BVSc)

Dr Mills qualified in 2006 and joined Hayfields Vet on a part-time basis in December 2020. She has always had a special interest in behaviour and has included it in her daily work when treating patients in the clinic as well as helping pets with specific behavioural problems. Dr Trish Mills has lived in the Midlands for 10 years and has three boys. She is passionate about engaging with pet owners and assisting them to manage and treat behaviour problems in their pets.

Dr Andrea Paul (BSc, BVSc)

After qualifying from Onderstepoort in 2014, Dr Andrea Paul moved to Wartburg where she now lives with her husband. In addition to working part time at Hayfields Vet, Dr Paul also runs a small animal consulting room in Wartburg. She is a dedicated and compassionate vet who always puts her patient’s needs first.

Dr Greg Mills (BVSc)

Dr Mills is one of the founding owners of Hayfields Veterinary Hospital which was established in 1985. Over the years he has gathered a loyal following from all over Pietermaritzburg. Dr Mills is an extremely competent Veterinary Surgeon with many years of experience to draw from.

Sr Leslie Shooter

Leslie Shooter qualified at Olds College in Canada as an AHT and joined Hayfields Vet in 2006. Leslie has degrees in art (painting & drawing) from the Univerity of British Columbia, as well as in Zoology & Primatology from the University of Calgary. Leslie assists the vets in theater, maintains and monitors anesthetics, takes radiographs, manages the pharmacy as well as other nursing duties. Leslie also runs our Hills Pet Slimmer program and is available to answer general questions on diet, behaviour, parasite control and pet health.

Sr Janice Clover (DVN)

Sr Janice Clover qualified from Onderstepoort in 2004 and spent 4 years working in England and Pretoria before settling back home in the Midlands where she worked in Hilton for 10 years. Janice joined Hayfields Vet in 2019 as a part time Veterinary Nurse. She holds a special interest in anaesthesia, pain management, cytology and microscopy.

Mrs Kerry Nel

Kerry is one of our receptionists. Kerry is a trained Horticulturist and joined Hayfields Vet in 2009. Since then she has been responsible for food and stock orders. If your pet has a specific dietary requirement, she will be more than happy to assist in ensuring that the food is available.

Ms Aimee Hendriksz

Aimee is one of our receptionists. Aimee has been with Hayfields Vet since 2011. Aimee runs her own cattery and enjoys partaking in cat shows. Along with ensuring that we have stock of the best beds,  toys and treats for your pets, Aimee also looks after our debtors. If you have any special requests she will try her best to source what you need.

Mrs Shannon Torlage

Shannon is one of our receptionists.

Ms Tony Harley

Tony is our part time receptionist. Toni has a wealth of knowledge about pets and their veterinary needs. She is also  very involved in canine agility. Tony runs Doggone-Clean grooming parlour from Hayfields Vet. For grooming inquiries please contact her directly on 0825520422.

Mrs Francina Gugwana and Mrs Nellie Mnyaka

Our ever-cheerful veterinary and kennel assistants, Francina and Nellie live on the property. They are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the hospital and kennels, sterilising our surgical instruments and assisting in the basic nursing care of our patients.