History Committee of the South African Veterinary Association

History Committee of the South African Veterinary Association

Recent Submissions

  • Coetzer, Jacobus A.W.; Penrith, Mary-Lou; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-06)
    Eulogy of Dr Gavin Thompson. Gavin Reckless Thomson was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on 3rd February 1943 and grew up in Zimbabwe (former Rhodesia). He matriculated from Milton High School in Bulawayo and qualified ...
  • Rippon, Brian; Fisher, Alan; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-06)
    Dr Peter Harte graduated in 1963 and started his practice in Queenstown in 1964, the first private practice in an area that stretched over 200km in all directions. He served as chairman of the local SPCA and president of ...
  • Bath, Gareth F.; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-05)
    The presentation focus on the following topics regarding the development of livestock animal welfare in South Africa: lessons for the present, planning for the future, understanding of developments, records of the past and ...
  • Kgasi, Alfred T.; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-05)
    Between 13,000 and 2,500 BC humans domesticated dogs, cats, cattle, goats, horses, and sheep from their wild counterparts; and this developed a human animal bond. The human animal bond is a mutually beneficial and ...
  • South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-06)
    Prof C.M. Veary was a longstanding staff member of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria from 1985 to 2004 when he retired and played a significant role in developing the field of Veterinary Public ...
  • Henton, Maryke M.; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-06)
    Archibald George Norval was born in Florida, Gauteng and completed his schooling in 1962 at Helpmekaar High School in Johannesburg. After school, he served for a year in the Naval Gymnasium at Gordon’s Bay in 1963 before ...
  • Bath, Gareth F.; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-04)
    Dr Alan Fisher's contributions to the veterinary aspects of the livestock industry have been recognised by veterinarians in frequent invitations to address meetings and congresses or workshops; by requests to assist and ...
  • South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-04)
    The OIE Council has awarded the 2020 Gold Medal to Dr Gideon Brückner. This award is granted annually by the OIE to personalities as a way to recognise, internationally, their outstanding technical, scientific and ...
  • Bowker, Buzz; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-04)
    The Ricky Wilson Award is a RuVASA award to a practicing rural veterinarian who has consistently, for more than 20 years, provided an excellent service to his/her clients and served as a model and inspiration for fellow ...
  • Jones-Davies, Bob; Pullinger, Pat; Pullinger, Ginny; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2021-02)
    Bill Jones-Davies (26 Feb 1930 – 7 Feb 2021) was born in Cwmllynfell, Carmarthenshire and attended Amman Valley Grammar school. He did his national service (RAF) 1948-50 and attended Bristol University from 1950 – he was ...
  • Bertschinger, Hendrik Jan; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020)
    Biography of Hendrik Jan Bertschinger. The biography includes information about his education and career, scientific contributions and writings, homages and distinctions.
  • Bigalke, Rudolph; Bath, Gareth F.; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020)
    Veterinary science a century ago was regarded as the preserve of men, and this is reflected in the numbers of graduates who were women in the first 40 years of the Onderstepoort Faculty's existence: only ten! In addition, ...
  • Robinson, James Thomas Richmond; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020-06)
    Biography of the veterinarian James Thomas Richmond Robertson. The biography includes information about his education and career, scientific contributions and writings, homages and distinctions.
  • Penzhorn, Barend Louis; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020-03)
    Biography/curriculum vitae and obituary of the veterinarian Dr Joseph van Heerden. The biography includes information about his education and career, scientific contributions and writings, homages and distinctions. The ...
  • Bagnall, Robin John; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020-07)
    Biography of the veterinarian Robin John Bagnall. The biography includes information about his education and career, scientific contributions and writings, homages and distinctions.
  • South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020-07)
    John Humfrey Bowker, fondly known as “Long John,” was born on 12th February 1946 in Johannesburg. He graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science BVSc. in 1968. The obituary in memory of John Humphrey Bowker as written ...
  • Delport, Peet; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020-08)
    In memoriam of Jacobus Oosthuizen (born 11 July 1942 – died 28 July 2020). A short description honouring Dr Oosthuizen's education, as part of the class of 1969, and his career as veterinarian.
  • South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020-06-26)
    Biography of the veterinarian Gordon Vincent Sidney Turner. The biography includes information about his education and career, scientific contributions and writings, homages and distinctions.
  • Wolleschak, Ingrid; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020)
    Biography of the veterinarian Ingrid Wolleschak. The biography includes information about her education and career, scientific contributions and writings, homages and distinctions.
  • Henton, Maryke; South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society (2020-03)
    Biography of Hildegard Friede Auguste Käte Huchzermeyer (1929.03.02 – 2019.07.02). The biography includes information about her education and career, scientific contributions and writings, homages and distinctions. Dr ...

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