• BSc(Hons) (University of Pretoria)
  • BVSC (University of Pretoria)
  • CertSCVA Certificate of Safety and Competence in Veterinary Acupuncture (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists, UK)
  • CVA Certificate Veterinary Acupuncture from Chi Institute, Florida, USA.
  • CCRP Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (University of Tennessee)
  • CCBW (Caninology Canine Body Worker USA)

Dr Tanya Grantham

Tanya is our leader and visionary. A qualified Veterinarian (Bsc (Hons), BVSc), with over 20 years experience in Private Veterinary Practice, she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of physically compromised animal companions. She is a member of the Complementary Veterinary Medicine Group where she is registered as an acupuncturist and veterinary rehabilitation practitioner. Over the last 12 years, she has been a pioneer in her field, taking every opportunity to gain more knowledge and acquire more skills. She is a generous and supportive teacher and loves to share her knowledge to human guardians and other veterinarian professionals alike.

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  • BVSc (University of Pretoria)
  • CVA Certificate Veterinary Acupuncture from Chi Institute, Florida, USA.

Dr Marisa Slabber

Dr Marisa is our newest Team member and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in both canine and equine complementary medicine. She has been qualified for 15 years, working as both an equine and small animal veterinarian, with a special interest in Holistic veterinary medicine for the past 8 years.

Finding her feet in the SANDF horse and dog unit in Potchefstroom she rapidly rose up the ranks to Senior Superintendent and head of the SAPS horse unit. Her unparalleled equine experience with lameness and gait evaluation has prepared her well for her new journey in canine physical rehabilitation.

She is currently busy with her MSc and the chosen topic revolves around the effects of acupuncture in horses.

In her spare time she enjoys training and riding her dressage horses. She is also training her young GSD with a view to participating in Level 1 of IPO.

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  • Authorised by the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)
  • CCRP Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (University of Tennessee)
  • CCBW (Caninology Canine Body Worker USA)
  • Myofascial Release Level 2 Certification (Equicanis Africa)
  • Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (University of Tennessee)
  • Reiki Master
  • National Child Handler (Kennel Union of South Africa KUSA)
  • Reserve National Adult Handler (Kennel Union of South Africa KUSA)

Jessica Evans


Jessica is one of our Physical Rehabilitation Therapists and Benoni practice manager. She guides your companion through his or her physical therapy treatments with compassion and professionalism.

Jessica has completed her Equicanis Africa Myofascial Release Level 2 course, her Certified Canine Fitness Trainer Course and Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification through the University of Tennessee. More recently Jessica attended training for Veterinary Reception and Management as well as completing her Veterinary Practice Manager Certification through the Cambridge Institute of Dog Training and Behaviour.

She has experience interacting with and managing dogs that way outweighs her years. She has been active in the National Breed Showing arena for over ten years, and has been a valuable part of our team since 2013.

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  • Authorised by the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)
  • National Diploma in Equine Sciences (Tshwane University of Technology)
  • CCBW (Caninology Canine Body Worker)
  • EEBW (Equinology Equine Body Worker)
  • Canine Hydrotherapy (Greyfriars UK)
  • Advanced Watertreadmill (Greyfriars UK)
  • UK Diploma in Hydrotherpy (Greyfriars UK)
  • Basic Canine Massage and Acupressure Course (HolisticVet)

Bianca Rootman

Born in the year of the Horse, Bianca has always been a devoted animal lover. She knew when she left school that she would definitely be going into a career with animals. Initially she focused in the Equine field where she was introduced to the concept of equine physical rehabilitation and holistic therapies.  She opened her own business, Equi-Hands, in 2014 and started working with sport horses.

In 2015 she was introduced to the field of Canine Rehabilitation where met the Animal Health and Hydro Team. Bianca joined the Team in 2016 working as a canine therapist, brings a quiet and gentle touch to even our most boisterous of patients. Bianca has completed the theory and practical aspect of her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) Course and will be writing the exam in 2019.

Bianca is the AHAH Equine therapist who along with Dr Marisa Slabber, heads up the AHAH equine team travelling in and around Gauteng. Along with her equine therapies, Bianca is also the Canine Therapist based at the Pretoria East branch.

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  • Veterinary Physiotherapy (Equine Librium College)
  • Registered with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)

Kayla Du Toit

Kayla is a registered Veterinary Physiotherapist working at our Fourways branch. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals because she knew that if she did what she loved, she would never have to work a day in her life! To her, the most satisfying part of her job is seeing how proud and happy her clients get when their animals are doing what they thought impossible.

She also completed a course in Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation with the IWRC and is wanting to do more wildlife work in the future.

In her spare time, Kayla competes in agility with her Spaniel and has developed a love for the sport over the past 5 years.

Profile Picture therapist Bianca Rootman
  • Veterinary Physiotherapy (Equine Librium College)
  • Registered with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)

Ashleigh Nicholas

Ashleigh is our newest therapist to the team, having graduated from Equine Librium college in Plettenberg bay in 2019 after completing a four-year course in Veterinary Physiotherapy. Her most valuable expertise lies in manual therapies and Kinesiotaping. 

She has experience with many animals ranging from rats to penguins, cows and horses- but finds her passion in improving quality of life in exotic species, canines and felines. She is currently doing her Canine Aggression Diploma and is a certified level 1 nutrition adviser through Hills Nutrition. 

In her spare time Ashleigh thoroughly enjoys working with gundogs and hopes to one day have her own pack of anti-poaching and hunting canines. 

Ashleigh strongly believes in approaching all animals with a compassionate and in-depth rehab program to bring out the best in each individual.

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  • Office Manager
  • Official Treat Dispenser
  • Equine Massage Therapist
  • Reiki Master
  • Chef Extraordinaire
  • Retired Assistant Race Horse Trainer (with George Mazaham 1991 - 1996)
  • Small scale ethical sheep farmer and honey supplier

Delia Mallinick

Delia is our administrator and Dr Tanya’s personal assistant. She helps us to help you - by keeping our office running. She brings humour and enthusiasm to our team. She is also the master chef behind our many workshop functions, keeping our brains going and energy levels high with delicious treats.

She has a lifelong experience with animals, and horses in particular. Before she joined us she staffed the reception at a few busy local vets, acting as a valuable interface between the public and the vets.

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  • BCompt (accounting Science)
  • BA (Psychology, Linguistics)
  • Reiki Master
  • Pilate's Instructor

Kim Magennis

Whether is comes to numbers or words, Kim is our gal. She helps Tanya and the rest of her Team get themselves heard, and organised - not necessarily in that order. As a part-timer she brings an outside perspective and commercial guidance to our business.

She is a fervent believer in helping others, and what better way than to serve those who serve human guardians and their animal companions.

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