About Us

Dr. Christa Schmidt – Veterinarian & Owner

Dr. Christa Schmidt is a qualified Veterinarian since 1993. After qualifying, she started her career at a small animal clinic in Pretoria, before moving on to the Vaal Triangle after getting married. In 1998 the opportunity arose to fulfil a life-long dream to own her own practice and so Animaland in Vaalpark was born.

Her main interests is small animals and every staff member involved is totally devoted. Our premises are well equipped and the Doctors regularly participate in continuing education. This ensures that they are fully up to date with the latest practises in medicine and surgery standards. We have a wide range of specialists we can refer you to, should it be required in your particular case.

From time to time we do encounter unusual and interesting cases which keep us stimulated, for instance, tiger and lion cubs.

Her passion is simple - to provide the highest standard of care for her patients and to deliver that care in a personal and friendly environ- ment where her clients are given the time and understanding they deserve.

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Dr. Lizinda Spies – Veterinarian

  Dr Lizinda Spies graduated as a veterinarian from Onderstepoort in 2004. Originally from the lovely Lowveld of Mpumalanga, she gained valuable knowledge and experience after practicing in veterinary clinics in the West Rand, Mpumalanga and Freestate. Having a keen interest and passion for small animal medicine, she also completed a honours degree in Small Animal Medicine and Pharmacology at the end of 2010. But it was the warm, family - orientated environment of Animaland Animal Hospital that drew her to the Vaal Triangle in May 2017. She is a firm believer in practicing veterinary medicine with kindness, respect,empathy and humility. In her free time, she enjoys baking and reading, and is a proud Dachsie Mom!   Back to top