Dr Antony Goodhead

Dr. Antony Goodhead


Antony Goodhead was schooled in the Durban area and completed a BSc Agriculture degree at the University of Natal. Following this, he went to Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty, Pretoria University, where he completed his BVSc degree as well as the Masters degree in ophthalmology. Antony has had the opportunity to live and work in the UK and to regularly attend international veterinary ophthalmology congresses in Europe and the USA. Antony holds his Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
He is married and has two teenage daughters. He enjoys good quality family time and outdoor activities such mountain biking, camping, walking and birding.
Antony also volunteers his time for the World Small Animal Veterinary Association by assisting with professional continuing education ophthalmology lecturing in Africa for veterinarians in general practice.


Dr Izak Venter

Dr. Izak Venter


Izak matriculated in Bloemfontein and then went to Onderstepoort where he completed his BVSc degree in 1990. He developed a special interest in ophthalmology and obtained his Masters degree in ophthalmology in 1994. He keeps abreast of the latest developments in ophthalmology and regularly attends veterinary ophthalmology congresses in Europe.
Izak is married and has a daughter and son in high school. He is currently busy with a theology course in the old testament and enjoys trying to play guitar as well as cooking.

Izak was unfortunately injured and has been out of action since late 2019 and there may be some new faces (Locum veterinary ophthalmologists) at JAEH and CAEH assisting in these difficult times.


Dr Christie Boucher

Dr. Christie Boucher


Christie is born and bred on a Highveld farm. After completing her veterinary degree in 2000, she worked in the UK for a number of years where she acquired an interest and love for ophthalmology. Christie has attended numerous international conferences and courses as part of her travels. By joining the JAEH and at CAEH since 2020, she continues to pursue her passion. 
She is married with 2 children, 2 dogs ( 1 blind) and 2 cats ( 1 half blind). She enjoys running and cycling when not running after the kids. 


Dr Lo-An Odayar

Dr. Lo-An Odayar


Lo-An completed her BVSc and has been in general veterinary practice before completing and obtaining her Masters degree in veterinary ophthalmology. Lo-An joined the Johannesburg Animal Eye Hospital in 2008.
She is married, has a little boy and two Miniature Schnauzer fur kids named Bella and Diego. She is now a stay at home mom and locums at the practice every so often.


Sr Linda Rorich

Sr. Linda Rorich


Linda is our veterinary nurse at JAEH. She received her DVN qualification from Onderstepoort in 2004 and has worked as a Vet Nurse at a general vet since then. Linda joined our practice in 2013 with her (also) blind miniature pinscher Melissa, who’s turned into our practice mascot. When she isn’t busy caring for visually impaired patients at work, she loves to spend time competing in dressage on her beautiful thoroughbred horse Injula.


Sr Surina Muller

Sr. Surina Muller


Surina is our Nurse at the Cape Animal Eye Hospital. She is originally from Pretoria, now living in the western cape since 2012. She received her DVN qualification in 2007 and has worked with everything from Birds to lions, but finds ophthalmology the most interesting. She has a cat named Shocky and loves to try out new things.


Ludwig Fismer

Ludwig Fismer


Ludwig is our Practice Manager, he joined our team in 2015. He has been working abroad with other vets in Abu Dhabi since 2008 and thereafter, returned to South Africa in 2015. He enjoys painting and graphic arts as well as spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.


Jenny Charlesworth

Jenny Charlesworth


Jenny joined the Johannesburg Animal Eye Hospital (JAEH) as the Afternoon Receptionist in August 2007. She came with twelve years of experience as a professional Medical Secretary in teaching hospitals in London and Cambridge, UK, and was privileged to be the Personal Assistant to the Joint Heads of the world-renowned Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) at the Medical Research Council (MRC) in Cambridge, UK. She arrived in South Africa in 1983 and took a break from her career to bring up her two sons and daughter. She enjoys reading, walking her Jack Russell Terrier, appreciating wildlife and researching her family tree.



Bianca Delport


Bianca is our receptionist and joined our team in 2017. She has worked in the banking industry for 10 years and enjoys playing the guitar, gaming and spending time with her family.


Thulani Mabandla

Thulani Mabandla


Thulani started working at the Johannesburg Animal Eye Hospital in August 2015 and at that time, he didn't know we were a specialist practice, having some knowledge in the veterinary field. "I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work here and learn so much. The staff here are all so friendly and I am enjoying being the kennel man and assisting where I can."
"I am a happy person and my daughter is my greatest motivation in life. I like to stay active and fit by going to the gym, but veggies are not part of my healthy lifestyle!!"