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80 First Avenue
Dunvegan, Edenvale

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Business Hours

Mondays - Fridays
(By Appointment)

(Appointments Available)
(Surcharge Applies)

harge Applies)

Bryanston Veterinary Hospital
Tel: (011) 706 6023/4/5


The health care team at St. Francis Vet Hospital is dedicated to providing a service to our patients and clients of the highest possible standard. The  team continually review their  facilities, equipment and training in order to  implement their policy of always striving  to exceed the expectations of all who visit the hospital.


Who will be looking after your pet at our hospital?


Dr. Simon Rigby

BVSc (Hons)

Simon qualified in 1999 and obtained his honours in 2006. He is married to Joeleen, a veterinary sister. They have two daughters, Abigail and Hannah.The family shares their home with two dogs, two cats, two guinea pigs and 15 gold fish. When time allows it, he is allowed to play golf.Simon and Marlene are partners of St Francis Veterinary Hospital


Dr. Marlene Norton


Marlene qualified in 2005 and is married to Glenn, a geologist. Their family includes Tristan, their son and daughter Alana, as well as 5 dogs ( mostly rescues). The Norton's enjoy spending time outdoors and are camping enthusiasts. Marlene and Simon are partners of St Francis Veterinary Hospital



   Dr. Lisa Helling


Lisa qualified in 2010. She is married to Alex a marketing manager at Liquid Capital. Their home is shared with their daughter Kayla, 2 dogs and 2 rescue cats. Lisa is interested in critical care and animal behaviour. Lisa and Alex love to spend time in the Kruger National Park or at the coast, they also enjoy going camping.



 Dr. Sarah Le Goff


Sarah qualified in 2013 and started her veterinary career with the St.Francis family in 2014. She shares her life with her husband Kyle, 2 Pomeranian's, 2 Great Danes and 2 cats named Ink and Camembert .Sarah enjoys cycling, having fun with family and friends, or sitting down with a good book.


Dr. Justin Dancer

(BSc) BVSc

Justin Dancer qualified in 2013 with Dr Sarah Le Goff and joined the St Francis family in 2015. He spent his first year as a small animal intern at Onderstepoort training under specialists in the field. He has a special interest in critical care, physiology and pharmacology and plans to study further in Small Animal Medicine. Justin enjoys family time, cooking, finding interesting restaurants and deli’s, hiking, good books (with a glass of wine of course!) and spoiling his Wheaten Scottish Terrier named Weasley



Dr. James Taylor

(BSc) BVSc

James Taylor qualified in 2010 with Dr Lisa Helling and joined the St Francis Family in July 2016. James is originally from KwaZulu-Natal and has a special interest in exotic animal medicine. In his spare time he enjoys running and is currently part of the Nedbank running club. James shares his home with a rescued rabbit named Benjamin.





Melissa Lehman Calitz

Melissa is our Practice Manager and runs our successful weight clinic programme. She is married to Jeremy and has completed her degree in Marketing /Public Relations as well as Travel and Tourism. Melissa joined our team in 2008, and in her free time she enjoys a social game of tennis or a trip down to the ocean to scuba dive.Her furry child is an energetic, lovable boxer named Benson who fills her household with fun and laughter.



Kennel Assistants:

Maxwell - Jonas - Marvie - Wiseman - Kenny​

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