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Senior lecturer, specialist poultry veterinarian, University of Pretoria

I started my veterinary career in rural development work in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal during the 1990s, then moved into the poultry sector from 1998 when I started work as a full-time post-graduate student at the University of Pretoria completing my BVSc (hons) and MSc degrees.

Between 2000 and 2010 I worked as Senior Lecturer and Head of the Section of Poultry Health at Onderstepoort.

In 2010 I joined Avimune – a veterinary practice specializing in veterinary consulting services to the Southern African poultry sector.

In 2012 I became a member of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) which recognizes specialist poultry veterinarians in that country.

Since 2012 I have been the managing partner at Avimune and worked as a consulting veterinarian for a variety of small and medium-sized poultry producers across Southern Africa.

In October 2023 I rejoined the University of Pretoria as a senior lecturer on a part-time basis.

I also serve as treasurer of the Poultry Veterinarians group and as advisor to the South African Poultry Association on disease control issues.


  • –present
    Extraordinary Lecturer, University of Pretoria
  • 2001–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria


  • 2012 
    Dip ACPV, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
  • 2003 
    MSc, University of Pretoria
  • 1990 
    BVSc, University of Pretoria

Professional Memberships

  • South African Veterinary Council