Meet the Team
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.
Dr Rene De Villiers
After I qualified as a Veterinarian, I moved to Klerksdorp and had my own Practice there for 28 years. I then got the opportunity to Work in England for 14 years as a veterinarian. I moved to Hermanus in 2018 and practiced there for another 2 years and today I am incredibly happy to be a part of the Animal Matters Veterinary Hospital Team.
Ilisca Van Wyk
My passion for animals started at a very young age, from nurturing baby birds to saving drowning ants. My passion grew for horses and dogs even more so, I grew up on a plot of farm animals and I have a very strong passion for animal well being and know this would be my career focus. I Qualified as an Equine Bodyworker in 2014. As a teenager I used to volunteer at Wildlife Sanctuaries as well as numerous outreach projects. Working at Animal Matters is a dream come true as I would like to pursue a career as a Veterinary Nurse.
I have always loved Animals and when the opportunity of working at a Veterinary Hospital came up, I knew I had to grab it with both hands. I started working at Animal Matters in 2019 and have not looked back since.