MEET THE TEAM
Dr Gerna Smit
Veterinarian and Owner of Hoogland Dierekliniek
With more than 25 years of clinical experience under her belt, Dr Gerna particularly enjoys performing medical work-ups and does much of the dog and cat surgeries at Hoogland. She is also experienced in emergency care. Dr Gerna has an undeniable passion for the well-being of her patients as well as her clients and will always go the extra mile for them. In her free time, Dr Gerna enjoys experimenting in the kitchen an also watching forensic series and emergency room dramas on TV.
Shandré De Waal
Shandré is an exceptionally friendly and soft-spoken person. She is truly compassionate and feels deeply for her coworkers, clients and their pets. She is also our constant rusk supplier.
Freda Le Roux
Freda’s passion lies with giant breed dogs, in particular boerboels. If she could, she would take them all home with her. She will greet your dog first, then you.
The forever perfectionist that sees to it that everything goes according to plan 24/7/365 for fellow employees, clients and patients.
Jack of all Trades
Monique, the youngest member of our team, swopped her wild side for a position as an assistant at a city vet. She received her diploma in nature management in 2022 and is therefore fully equipped to tame the wildest at heart.
Paulina is in charge of the general cleaning of the practice – helping to keep everything spotless.