Comprehensive & Compassionate Veterinary Care for Upper Highway Pets.

Medivet Hillcrest

Medivet is a modern veterinary surgery equipped with advanced medical technologies and owned and run by Dr Kath Sparks and Dr Deana Rautenbach, two highly skilled and experienced veterinarians.
Medivet prioritises the health and well being of pets from the Upper Highway area and offers a wide range of services from routine check ups to complex surgical procedures.
With a sterile operating theatre, advanced digital imaging capabilities and a full in-house laboratory, Medivet can ensure the safety and comfort of all of their patients.
Dr Deana Rautenbach and Dr Kath Sparks ensure a genuine compassionate approach to their veterinary care, thus providing a calm and soothing environment for both pets and their anxious owners. Through a blend of medical expertise and commitment to their patients, Deana and Kath play a crucial role in maintaining the health and happiness of your beloved animal companions.

Our Address

1 Highland Rd,

Hillcrest, KZN, 3610

Call Us

031 100 0002

Email Us

We Are Open

Monday to Friday

8:00am – 6:00pm


9:00am – 12:00 noon

Our Services


Preventative Care

Our compassionate, experienced vets at MediVet Hillcrest’s aim is to not only treat sick pets but also to provide preventative health care solutions and information for our patients. This includes Wellness Checks, Vaccinations, Geriatric Health care, Puppy and Kitten care and advice, Weight Loss Clinics, Nutritional Advice, Parasite Control Protocols and advice.


Diagnostic Care

With many years of experience in first opinion veterinary practice and Emergency Veterinary care our dedicated vets are are able to provide your pet with exceptional care when they are feeling unwell. Our facility boasts a comfortable well equipped ward for animals that require in hospital care.


Dental Care

A healthy pet starts with a healthy mouth. Dental disease in dogs and cats is very common, and very dangerous when left untreated. It can lead to major problems like heart disease and kidney failure. Regular dental care is critical to your pet’s health. MediVet has modern, efficient dental tools to keep your pets mouth Healthy.


Digital Imaging

MediVet Hillcrest boasts a state of the art digital DR radiology suite. Our dedicated Radiology work space is suitable for animals ranging from huge Great Danes to teacup Min Pins.


Surgical Care

With a fully equipped modern Surgical Theatre our experienced vets are able to perform routine neuters, elective surgeries and emergency surgeries. Anaesthesia and monitoring of patients is of top priority and with our team of highly experienced vets and assistants your pet could not be in safer hands.


Medical Care

Our vets aim to provide a complete service to pets and their owners. We provide specialised clinics for puppies, overweight pets, geriatric pets and arthritic pets. Please ask our receptionist for more information.



Acupuncture for pets is a holistic therapy involving the insertion of fine needles into specific points on an animal's body. It helps manage pain, promote healing, and improve overall well-being. This non-invasive treatment is used in veterinary medicine to address various conditions, including arthritis, mobility issues, and chronic pain, offering an alternative or complementary approach to conventional care.


Fear Free

Fear Free veterinary care is where a veterinarian is committed to reducing pet anxiety during a veterinary visit. We employ gentle handling techniques, offer treats, and create a soothing environment to minimise stress. Our approach prioritises the emotional well-being of our patients, ensuring more relaxed and productive veterinary visits for both pets and their owners.


Nurse Clinics

Veterinary nurses are essential healthcare professionals, they assist our veterinarians in various clinical tasks, from administering treatments to handling surgical procedures. Her responsibilities include patient care, laboratory work, and client education, contributing significantly to the well-being of animals and the smooth operation of our veterinary practices.

Professional Pet Care

Trust MediVet to look after the needs of your beloved companions. Dr Deana Rautenbach and Dr Kath Sparks are highly skilled and experienced veterinarians and are able to diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of medical conditions in pets. They offer expertise in vaccinations, wellness exams, dental care, nutrition, and behavioral advice too. Additionally, when pets do become ill or injured, our two veterinarians provide timely and compassionate medical attention for your pet. Their commitment to animal welfare extends to surgical procedures, diagnostic testing, and specialised treatments. With a focus on evidence-based medicine and a genuine love for animals, professional pet care by Dr Deana and Dr Kath is the cornerstone of MediVet’s ethos.