About us

A love for all animals

Brackenhurst Veterinary Hospital was built in 1978 by Dr Azzie Senior, and is one of the longest standing veterinary clinics in the area. Interestingly, Brackenhurst and sections of Brackendowns are part of what was once a large pig farm. And the hospital bears fond memories of past employees like the late Alphios Ngubeni, who spoke fondly about how the now busy Hennie Alberts Street had evolved from a dirt road.

The hospital was first bought by Dr Ted Jacobs in 1992, whose commitment to high standards of veterinary care, and hard work grew it from a one-man practice to a thriving four-man animal hospital. Multiple renovations, as well as costly medical equipment bear testimony to Dr Jacobs’ investment in the betterment of Brackenhurst Veterinary Hospital.

In 2015 the practice was bought by Dr Dabrowski and Dr Bholla, who continue the legacy of veterinary excellence. The hospital now boasts state of the art equipment such as ultrasound, endoscopes, digital x-rays, a blood laboratory, and cardiac and blood pressure monitoring machines.

Brackenhurst Vetetrinary Hospital boasts the facilities and expertise to treat most illnesses in dogs and cats, and tend to most surgical cases that we encounter. Our collective expertise ensures accurate diagnoses and excellent patient care.


  • X-rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopies
  • Blood Analysis
  • Advanced orthopaedic surgery, including (but not limited to) fracture repairs, cranial cruciate ligament repairs, hip surgery, spinal surgery
  • Advanced soft tissue surgery, including (but not limited to) ear canal surgery, soft palate surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery
  • House Calls