Originally from the deep eastern suburbs of Johannesburg in South Africa, I grew up fairly feral, without shoes, on a farm surrounded by pets of all shapes and sizes. I have always kept close company with animals but never thought that they would be such a big part of my life by becoming a part of my career. I love being a veterinarian as it is such a diverse occupation, always changing and always challenging. I qualified as a vet in 2015 from Onderstepoort.
I have worked in rural communities between rabid goats, cows and dogs but chose to settle in the lovely bushveld area of the Lowveld where I then opted to start "living la vida locum"after a few years in private practice. My husband - who truly loves me as he suffers from severe animal allergies (married the vet anyway), our dog Lily and our equally animal obsessed daughter love to spend our off time in an old Series 2 Land Rover.
I started my own locum company, Kubuntu Veterinary Services in June 2018 as it offered broader opportunities to gain more experience in different clinics with different practitioners, as well as learn more about different management styles and strategies. The name of the company is associated with a South African term "ubuntu" which means humanity, butsometimes it is translated as "I am because we are" which in a more philosophical sense means "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".