Who we are

Drs Louis and Barbara Hoek, Alf and Magdalena Lategan always dreamed of opening their own veterinary practice. After working for 2 years in the UK, they found the perfect place, returned home and started CapeCross Veterinary Services in Jeffreys Bay and Oudebosch. The two practices services the area from Port Elizabeth in the East to Tsitsikamma in the West. As the business grew practices were opened in Middelburg and Cradock as well. 
The practice has been blessed above measure and today we are thankful to consist of a brilliant team who can provide high quality, comprehensive services to farmers and pet owners.

Our story

While working in the UK and gaining some valuable experience, Drs Louis Hoek and Alf Lategan often dreamed of opening up their own practice in South Africa. The dream took shape in 2009 when they, along with their veterinarian wives, Drs Barbara Hoek and Magdalena Lategan, decided it was time to return home. Jeffrey’s Bay and the surrounding areas offered the perfect place to settle, and they became the proud owners of an existing mixed-animal practice in nearby Kareedouw, as well as a brand-new practice in Jeffrey’s Bay.

The practices have been blessed beyond measure and expanded to include a brilliant team who can offer high-quality, comprehensive services to farmers and pet owners across the country.

Our vision

We strive to become the most influential rural veterinary group in the country, with an administrative and research division to support veterinary practices and the livestock industry. And, in so doing, adding value to our customers’ lives and enterprises.

Every day, we endeavour to create a pleasant, stimulating work environment and support employees in order to ensure job satisfaction.

We find solutions to our customers’ problems by working with them, offering sound advice and providing value-added, cutting-edge services. By upholding best practices, we form good relationships with customers and staff. CapeCross is reliable, approachable and caring.

We are one business with many branches, so if you are interested in joining us, please contact us at [email protected].

Our values


To become the most influential veterinary group in South Africa, specialising in the livestock industry. And the best place for veterinary professionals to work.


Through building good relationships with our customers, providing sound solutions and advice based on extensive research and experience.


We are a collection of comfortable professionals, working in a supportive environment and caring for our customers, animals and each other.


To run a sustainable business that gives vets and staff the opportunity to fulfil their passion while focusing on excellent customer and animal care.

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