Dr. Mike

Mike Hardwich is a dedicated vet who has worked with wild and domestic animals for over thirty-nine years. He assists whenever the need arises and has an extraordinary rapport with all living things.

This is perhaps best summed up by the late Sam Ngwena, who spent forty years in all working for various vets as an assistant and the last six of his life working with Mike:

“Mike is a white African who understands animals like no other. His spirit calms them; he knows no fear and never panics. He makes our really difficult work seem easy. We seldom have to restrain an animal patient; there is a calming spirit in our practice because of him.”

Mike has been married to Judy for forty-two years and they have three married daughters and seven grandchildren. Their family home is on a farm in the beautiful Tala Valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Mike is also a published Author having written more than 3 books which he sees as tools ot raise much needed funds for the animals he so eagerly seeks to help.

The Lion and Lamb – Memoirs of a Vet is Mike’s first book, The Rhino and the Rat – Further Memoirs of a Vet is his second, and newly published is Mike’s third and final book in the veterinary tales trilogy: The Tiger and the Tortoise – Final Memoirs of a Vet.

For more information on the books, please visit: www.mike-hardwich.co.za.