PERSONNEL

DIRECTOR

 DR HAMISH CURRIE

DIRECTOR

 DR HAMISH CURRIE

Over and above his expertise as a small animal veterinarian he also has an interest in wild animal diseases and has had a large amount of experience in the immobilisation and transport of a variety of African species.

DIRECTOR

 DR PETE MORKEL

Peter van der Byl Morkel’s experience includes serving as a State Veterinarian for Kavango and Caprivi Regions; the Wildlife veterinarian with the Namibian Directorate of Nature Conservation and the Game Capture Unit based in Windhoek and in Etosha National Park.

DIRECTOR

 DR MIKE KNIGHT

Trained as a wildlife ecologist, Mike Knight has spent most of his career within South African National Parks. Starting as a scientific officer based in the southern Kalahari researching large mammal ecology, he progressed through regional ecologist, head of Research for inland parks, General Manager for Park Planning & Development, as well as a stint as Acting Managing Executive for Conservation Services.

OPERATIONS

BEN  MULLER

BVSc Wild Life Veterinarian – Ben qualified in 2015 and since then has picked up a vast amount of experience in the wildlife industry while working for wildlifevets.com. The practice serves the commercial and conservation bodies in Southern Africa and Ben has been a part of many clinical cases and also an array of capture and translocation projects. Ben has facilitated over 300 vet students and vets on capture courses in South Africa. His special interests are pachyderms and ruminants.

JOEL ALVES

Joel is one of two young veterinarians employed by Dr Cobus Raath at WildlifeVets.com. In a short space of time he has been fortunate enough, under the leadership of Cobus, to gain an incredible amount of experience. He has a very keen interest in the greater aspects of conservation, that go beyond just the field of veterinary science. He is part of the African Lion Working Group and on the board of trustees for the Lion Management Forum of South Africa. His short career highlights have been the large-scale dehorning of over 230 White and Black rhino in the associated private nature reserves, collaring forest elephants in the Republic of Congo and assisting Giraffe Conservation Foundation with a project in Tanzania. 

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