Hoogland Dierekliniek
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.

Dr Maricia Pavier


Qualified in 2015, Maricia is friendly, dedicated and eager to develop her skills under the watchful eye of Dr Gerna. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, building puzzles and taking walks with her four-legged children.

Hoogland Dierekliniek
Hoogland Dierekliniek
Shandré De Waal

Morning Receptionist

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

Afternoon Receptionist

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.

Hoogland Dierekliniek
Hoogland Dierekliniek
Claire Soobramoney

Practice Manager

The forever perfectionist that sees to it that everything goes according to plan 24/7/365 for fellow employees, clients and patients.

Paulina Matjeke


Paulina is in charge of the general cleaning of the practice – helping to keep everything spotless.

Paulina Matjeke