Our Vets

The Overberg Veterinary Hospital in Caledon is proud to deliver a 24 hour, quality service to all our clients in Caledon and the Overberg district, continuing a service that started in 1940.

Meet the Team

Dr Oubaas Retief

Dr Retief worked with Dr Woudstra in Krugersdorp for 5 years after graduating in 1984. He has been in partnership at Overberg Vet Hospital since 1990 until 2014 when he became the sole owner. Dr Retief specialises in small stock Laparoscopic Insemination among other things.

Dr Friso Woudstra

After graduating in 1972, Dr Woudstra ran his own practice in Krugersdorp for 38 years. He joined OVH in June 2014. Dr Woudstra is a highly skilled small animal surgeon.

Dr Annette Smal

Dr Smal graduated in 2014. She worked in Ficksburg Animal Hospital for a year and later joined the team at OVH in February 2016. Dr Smal is accomplished in small and farm animals.

Dr Ferdi Greyling

Dr Greyling graduated from Onderstepoort in 2010. He also has a BSc degree in Animal Science from Stellenbosch University (2003). He worked as a poultry veterinarian in Pretoria from 2011 to 2017, after which he joined private practice in 2017 and joined the team at OVDH in 2018.

Health Checks

These checks are done with your pet’s annual vaccination. Dogs and cats age quicker than we do, thus we advise regular checks to detect disease in their early stages.


Dental care for your pet is extremely important. Plaque build up can lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease causes bad breath, tooth loss and damage to internal organs. Dental disease can be detected during your health checks and it may be recommended to schedule a scale and polish for your pet’s teeth.

Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

We offer a range of orthopaedic repairs from internal and external pinning and external fixation and cruciate ligament repair. We also perform a wide range of soft tissue surgical procedure such as spaying, neutering and delicate eye and ear surgery and many more.

Geriatric Care

Pets are considered senior from the age of seven years. Diseases like diabetes, arthritis, heart and kidney conditions, can be detected with your annual vaccination and examination.

Laboratory Diagnostics

Blood tests can reveal early stages of disease, this can be done with your annual wellness check. Our in-clinic laboratory allows us to test for:

  • Liver, kidney and pancreas function
  • Blood Glucose
  • Blood Protein
  • Blood Electrolytes
  • Urine S.G.
  • We also have test kits for Feline aids Virus and Leukemia Virus, Canine Parvo Virus and Canine Distemper Virus.
  • Fecal egg counts
  • Blood smear evaluation

Our in-house lab allows us to plan a treatment for your pet within 10 minutes.

Radiology and Ultrasonography

Our digital X-ray unit with buggy table provide us with an excellent internal image of your pet’s body. We can diagnose cancer, foreign bodies, fractures, bladder stones, slipped discs and heart and lung abnormalities to name a few. We also take X-rays for hip and elbow dysplasia evaluation. We also perform ultrasounds to diagnose pregnancy and it is also useful in detecting kidney, liver, spleen, bladder and prostate abnormalities.


We offer various services to assist in the process of producing healthy offspring.

  • Vaginal smears to detect optimal time of mating
  • Artificial insemination
  • Pregnancy scan
  • Caesarean section (24 hours)

Micro Chipping

A micro-chip is a tiny metal chip which is programmed with an ID number. The micro-chip is implanted under the skin in the left neck area with a needle. The procedure takes a few minutes. Pets with a micro-chip can be scanned and the chip number will reveal the owners information.


Physical Address: 8 Cemetry Road, Caledon, 7230, Western Cape

Postal Address: PO Box 30, Caledon, 7230, Western Cape, South Africa

Tel: 028 212 1551

Emergency Tel: 028 212 1551

Email: vets@ovdh.co.za

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 – 17:30; Saturday: 8:00 – 12:00