Meet the Team

Dr Mia Farr - Veterinarian

Dr Mia Farr BVSc


Dr Mia Farr qualified in June 2000 from Onderstepoort. From there she worked in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Botswana. She has a keen interest in animal welfare and has spent 7 years working at various animal welfare societies where she developed an interest in surgery.

In her search to improve her skills as a vet she enrolled and completed a certificate in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute of Florida. She is passionate about integrating her skills as a western medical practitioner with complementary medicine such as acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Ilisca Van Wyk - Receptionist

Ilisca Van Wyk

Theatre Assistant

My name is Lisca, and I've always wanted to work with animals since I was little. I've been doing volunteer work since the age of 7 at various animal welfares. I love giving advice and helping animals wherever I can, because they are my passion. My biggest dream is to become a veterinary nurse one day.
Ilisca Van Wyk - Receptionist

Inke Taljaard


I have always loved animals from a very young age and it became my passion as I have grown older. It's a dream come true for me to be involved with animals every day and assist where I can. I am proud to be part of the team.
Ilan Samuel - Practice Manager

Ilan Samuel

Practice Manager

Ilan is Dr. Mia’s partner. in some ways a generalist, from flower farming in Kenya and running his own export company, working as a commercial pilot, to building irrigation schemes. His new job is keeping Animal Matters running as efficiently as possible, allowing the rest of the team to dedicate their time to all things veterinary.