Meet The Team

Dr Nic Stirk

Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort in 2007, Dr Nic took on his first job as a 24 Hour / After Hours Emergency Vet in the Kenilworth Area in Cape Town, working mainly with dogs and cats. Having grown up in the Hillcrest Area, his next job brought him back to the Upper Highway in KZN in 2009. Since then he has also worked in the UK as a locum for a total of 3 years, gaining invaluable experience in different techniques and treatments as well as experiencing how different veterinary practices operate.

Sr Louise

Veterinary Nurse

Louise began her Veterinary journey by studying Animal Health part time whilst working at various Veterinary practices over 10 years, starting off as a receptionist and eventually working with the animals in the hospital, alongside the vets and nurses. She gained invaluable experience working with many different species including marine mammals, as she worked at uShaka Marine World for a time as well. Louise qualified as an Animal Health Technician in 2014, but to be a Veterinary Nurse was something she always dreamed of and was able to complete her qualification at Onderstepoort (Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria) in 2017. Louise has a keen interest in critical care patients, including nursing Parvo puppies, which requires time, patience and plenty of TLC. Nursing is a part of who Louise is, and there is nothing more rewarding to her, than a happy recovering patient.


Kennel Assistant

Robert has been involved in the practice since its very beginning. Though a very quiet and reserved individual, his experience and knowledge as a kennel hand and assistant proves invaluable in the everyday running of the practice.



Nicci joined Watercrest Veterinary Clinic in June 2017, the month in which the practice was renamed Watercrest Vet, under the new ownership of Dr Nic. Nicci has however been a part of the Veterinary world from the tender age of 21. Nicci started out as our half day afternoon receptionist, but has now taken on the role of Full day Receptionist. Nicci is kind, compassionate and values the bond that families have with their fur-kids. In her spare time, Nicci loves painting and is an avid reader.



Mary-Lou started as a Veterinary Receptionist many years ago with Dr Wendy at Linkhills Veterinary Clinic. She has continued to work as a veterinary receptionist, even after Dr Wendy emigrated and closed her practice. Mar-Lou has a wealth of knowledge concerning pretty much everything in the small animal veterinary field. Initially Mary-Lou was assisting us at the practice when one of the other staff members were on leave, but has now become a permanent member of the Watercrest Team. Even though she will still be doing the odd receptionist shift, she now concentrates on the Admin side of things and making sure that everything behind the scenes runs smoothly.


Kennel Assistant

Christopher has been in the veterinary world for many years now and with Dr Nic a good few years ago when Dr Nic was still new to the Veterinary Profession. When a position became available at the clinic, Dr Nic was only too happy to have Christopher join the Watercrest Team as our second Kennel Assistant. Christopher is a very hard worker and loves interacting with the pets brought into the clinic


Afternoon receptionist

Roxanne is the newest addition to the Watercrest Team, and she is our Afternoon Receptionist. Roxanne is a born and bred Gauteng’er who fell in love with the sea. SHe has recently returned home to South Africa after working abroad for the past 3 years. Roxanne is friendly, kind and helpful and has taken to the veterinary world, like a duck to water. Her hobbies include anything outdoorsy and has a keen interest in amateur wildlife photography. When she’s not doing something outdoors, Roxanne enjoys a good movie or series and anything food related.