Our staff

Have you ever wondered about the different people that are involved in caring for your pets? We do our best to empower the staff to carry out their functions and responsibilities for the best health of your pet.


Dr Colin van Rensburg

Qualification: BVSc

Dr. Colin took over a fledgling Practice in October 1997 in the Honey Junction Shopping Centre alongside Pick-n-Pay. With the help of dedicated, loyal staff & a superb friendly clientele, Radiokop Animal Clinic is where it is today. He is on the Committee of the JHB Branch of the SAVA & is organiser of the biannual Kennel Staff Soccer Day. Dr Colin is married to Mandy & they have a son, Chezre` & a daughter, Kelsey. Dr Colin is a Mad Dad! 

Dr Phillip Stapelberg

Qualification: BVSc

Dr. Philip is one of the partners in our practice. He joined Radiokop Animal Clinic in 2008. He spent 15 years of his life travelling to various corners of the world seeking exotic animals and birds to observe and photograph, in-between practicing as a full-time vet. He is passionate about internal medicine of small animals, exotic animal medicine and surgery. He has gained valuable experience over the last 20 years in these fields, both in South Africa and the United Kingdom. He compliments our team with his broad knowledge base and expertise. Dr Philip is married with two children.

Dr Caitlyn Dewey

Qualification: BVSc

Dr Caitlyn joined us in 2015. She is very energetic and compassionate, she is eager to assist at all times. Dr Caitlyn has an interest in surgery and exotic animals. She enjoys wildlife photography and camping holidays. 

Dr Robyn Carlse

Qualification: BVSc

Dr Robyn qualified in 2015, before spending a year completing Community Service in a rural village of the Eastern Cape. She then moved back to Johannesburg to join our team in January 2017. She is passionate about caring for your pets, and enjoys both Small Animals and Exotics. She enjoys taking her dogs for walks, and does ballroom dancing in her free time. She looks to assisting you and your animal companions.

Dr Hanli Kusel

Qualification: BVSc

Dr Hanli Kusel joined our team of vets in August 2020. She qualified in 2017.  When she is not taking great care of your pets, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking and camping.  Dr Hanli is married and is the proud mom of 3 kitties.

Dr Margaret du Toit

Qualification: BVSc

Dr Margaret du Toit is the newest member of our team of vets, joining us in March 2023.  She graduated in 2021 and completed her  Community Service in White River in 2022. Dr Margaret is an outdoor enthusiast and does horse riding in her spare time.

Kennel Staff

Ras Tafewa

Tafewa has been with the Practice since Day 1. He is a dedicated Rastafarian with values & loyalty that outshine most. He puts much into little & he leaves a lasting impression on clients & staff alike. He is a Morocco Swallows supporter.

Lizwi Mtsiyo

Lizwi joined the team in September 2010. He is ever smiling, & ever dedicated to the job on hand, always keen to learn from anyone who gives him the time of day and he is a Kaizer Chiefs supporter.

Stanley Ramapala

Stanley joined our team in January 2016. He is always ready to help with a smile. Stanley joined us with prior experience and has been a compliment to the staff in our Practice. He has a great sense of humour and work ethic.

Nathi Mpungose

Nathi joined us in 2013. He is very eager to learn all that he can and is very soft and gentle with the pets. He supports Orlando Pirates.


Cherise Klein

Cherise Klein has been receptionist since 2000 & is the most suitable person to handle the madness and rush.  She shows an enormous capacity for compassion  to our patients.  Cherise is married to Eric and they have a gorgeous daughter, Laura and a son, Ethan


Lisa Higgs

Lisa joined us in May 2016.  She has a very kind and gentle approach toward both the owner and their animal companions.  She is dedicated to her work and is compassionate in all her interactions.  She is always eager to assist in anything asked of her.  


Jackie Bellairs

Jackie joined us in May 2020 as our afternoon receptionist and is now our stock controller and part time receptionist.  She is always ready to greet everyone visiting our practice with a smile.  Jackie is from the Eastern Cape and is enjoying the Jhb vibe.

Charzane van Schalkwyk

Charzane joined us in May 2020, having worked in a number of other practices beforehand.  She is a bubbly, enthusiastic person who is always willing to assist.  Charzane runs our PetSlimmer program, keeping your pets in great shape.

Melissa Piggott

Melissa is our newest receptionist, teaming up with Charzane in the afternoons.  She joined us in March 2022.  Melissa worked for many years in the pet shop industry and comes with lots of knowledge of our products.  She is a very enthusiastic and delightful person who is always willing to assist.  

Support Staff


Pretzel is our practice cat.  He came to us as a stray during lockdown and was never claimed, so he now makes sure everyone behaves and brings him plenty of snacks.  He is a very lovable cat and is a welcome distraction during our busy days.


Alison Dix

Alison has been with the practice for many years as the bookkeeper, and more recently as the office manager.  In her spare time she trains for triathlon and does fun agility training with her border collies.

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