Dr Mags

Very few people know at the  age of  7  exactly  what they want to  do  for the rest of their lives. Growing up in Namibia and  being  exposed to  animals and wildlife  from  an early  age she  knew that  she wanted to dedicate  her life to helping  animals.   After  finishing  school in  Windhoek she completed her 1st year  BSc at  the University of Stellenbosch with  honors  before transferring to  Onderstepoort  at  the University of  Pretoria.  After  qualifying  she went to practice in  the UK  to gain invaluable experience, working with specialists such as  Dr  Richard  Bleckman  (Winner Vet of the Year Award 2000)  where she  gained  insight into complementary medicine and specialist surgery. She then  took  charge of a  branch practice for a large 1st  opinion referral  group. It  was   here  that  she  gained   experience  in  advanced  techniques  such  as laparoscopic spays  and cardiac ultrasound. 

Her dream  however,  was  to move  back to  South Africa and open  her own  practice to  offer  the  same  high  standard  of  veterinary  care in  Cape Town.  She moved back in 2011 with her Border Collie Shaka, rescue cat Dylan and  husband  Andrew.  Sabie and Shumba (more Border Collies) then joined the family. The family then further expanded with first son Kieran and then little Aidan.
"I love what I do. There is nothing more rewarding than working with and helping animals every single day. I am very lucky that my passion is my job."


Dr Claire

Dr Claire Gray  grew up  in  Port Elizabeth  where  her love of animals  began early in life. Claire attended the University of Pretoria and graduated with a BSc  in   Veterinary  Biology  and  a  BVSc  in  Veterinary  Medicine  from  the Onderstpoort Faculty of  Veterinary Science in 2015.   After graduation she completed  her  Compulsory Community Service (CCS) year in Stellenbosch working  in  export  control  and  with  various  welfare societies. During this time,   she  was  able   to  offer  her  services  to  those  communities  in  need assisting  with  over  500  sterilizations,   mass   vaccinations  and  providing medical  treatment to  ill and  injured dogs and cats.  This was followed by a year  of  work  in the UK in  small animal private practice where she had the opportunity  to  work  with many highly skilled veterinarians with access to specialized  facilities  and  the  latest  treatments  in  veterinary  medicine. 
However South Africa was still home, and Claire returned to Cape Town in 2017 to  join the team at Briza Veterinary clinic. Claire enjoys all aspects of small animal practice. Her family golden labradors Lexi and Jessie live in St Francis where they enjoy breach walks, boat rides and sleeping on the couch. When not working Claire can be found drinking coffee, watching Masterchef, hiking and spending time on the beach.


Janine

Growing up in Johannesburg,we always had dogs that formed part of our family. However, it was after moving to Cape Town more than 10 years ago that I rediscovered my passion for animals when I adopted my first ever cat called Mia, a calico kitty with the most beautiful nature.
I have always worked in a customer service environment, but it was Mia that inspired me to change my career path, and that is when I discovered my place at Briza Veterinary Clinic
I have now been here for almost eight years already and have seen the practice grow from a young small little practice into what we are today, and I am so proud of being part of that change. I continue to grow and learn from my colleagues, our clients and most importantly from our beautiful patients, who inspire me every day.
I am the carer of a beautiful cat called Grace Face, and a precious border collie named Shelby, who comes to work with me every day and is well known by our clients. I am so grateful for everything that Briza vet has given me and feel so incredibly fortunate to have found my place here with them. 


Kenneth

Kenneth grew up in the Eastern Cape. He moved to Cape Town and started working at Tygerberg Animal Hospital in 1999 to follow his passion of working with animals. He assisted in the hospital and was trained to assist in theatre 2 years later. He assisted in advanced orthopaedic surgeries including spinal surgeries. 7 years later he moved over to the Sonstral Tygerberg branch and started doing specialised exotic and bird practice there for 6 years . After this his journey took him to the welfare side of Veterinary practice in Stellenbosch Animal Welfare after which he decided to complete the full Veterinary spectrum by doing mixed practice in the Eastern Cape for a few years. In 2018 Briza Veterinary was extremely privileged to have Kenneth join our team. His extraordinary experience and skills as well as dedication, compassion and friendly face are something we could not manage without! Kenneth assists with nursing and theatre as well as doing our groomings. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Cape Town.

Marinda

I spent a large part of my 20's working or exploring somewhere new, both locally and abroad. I hold a Diploma in Professional Cookery from The Pure Leith Collage of Food and Wine, a Higher Certificate in Fashion Design from DAF and obtained my Yoga Teacher Certification from The Himalaya Yoga Valley School in Goa, India in 2013. I simply love animals, so when the opportunity to work in the veterinary field presented itself, it was perfect timing to move my life into this field. I'm a dog mom to 2 furry loves and can't wait to add more furry loves. I consider myself very lucky and I am just so grateful to have found a place here with the Briza family, and I look forward to continue learning, growing and to being of service to our wonderful clients and patients.