Bergbos Animal Clinic is owned by Drr Grobler and Sparks and they are supported by ablebodied assistants. Below is a short description of their careers:
Kobus Grobler hails originally from Pretoria and got his degree in 1987. Hy is married to Magda and has two daughters and a son. After two years military service in Mogwase he worked for seven months in Kempton Park in a small animal practice. In September 1990 he joined Dr Gaigher at Protea Animal Clinic. He enjoys small animal surgery most of all his work and is very interested in creation science. He has developed this web page and is responsible for its maintenance.
Coming from Middelburg, Newton Sparks completed his studies in 1993.
He and Karlien are the proud parents of a boy and a girl. Newton enjoys working with game and doing small animal surgery. He has been working at the Protea Animal Practice since 1994 and is the main driving force behind the new practice in Bergbos Avenue. His hobbies include fly fishing, sailing and doing hiking trails.
Dr Roselle Hartwigsen qualified as a vet in 2011. In 2013 she acquired the Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). After two years in private practice she worked from 2015-2016 at an equine practice under Dr Mike Ross. In 2017 she was appointed the director of the Chi Institute in Africa. She currently serves on the board of directors of the World Association of TCVM. At Bergbos she hopes to use complimentary treatment in combination with conventional medicine and surgery to treat patients holistically.
Dr Carmen Booyse obtained a BSc Agric in 2001, which was followed by an Honors and a Masters in the behaviour of White Rhino. She qualified as a vet in 2011. She worked in mixed practice in Groblersdal for four years and then did locum work in various small animal practices before joining Bergbos in August 2017. She is busy qualifying as an acupuncturist. She enjoys golf and reading and endeavors to treat all patients in an holistic manner.
Dr Sasha Henriksen is originally from Denmark. She graduated from the University of Copenhagen with a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine in Jan 2017. She did volunteer work in Khayalitsha and Koh Phangnan (Thailand) in small animals for four months. Thereafter she did locum work in mixed animal practice for nine months in Norway before joining Bergbos in October 2018. She is especially interested in conservation work but also in general practice. Her hobbies include hiking, diving and hunting.