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BVSc(Hons), MMedVet(KLD), MRCVS
Fred qualified as a veterinarian in 1971 and started a laboratory diagnostic service in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1974 to fund the research laboratory’s investigation of Metabolic Profiles in dairy cattle. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology at Onderstepoort, South Africa, in 1978 and attained his specialist degree as a Clinical Pathologist in 1990. He was appointed as professor in 1991 and departmental chair of veterinary medicine in 1996. He ran the diagnostic laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort from 1978 until 2003, when he retired and set up a clinical pathology consultancy (Digital Veterinary Diagnostics) in South Africa. In 2012 he took up a Principal lectureship as Programme Leader in Bioveterinary Science at Lincoln University, UK and returned to South Africa in 2014 to take up a post as Clinical Pathologist with Idexx Laboratory in Johannesburg. Fred’s main interests involve diagnostic cytology, haematology and teaching colleagues by means of CPD lectures around the country.
Liesl van Rooyen
Dr Liesl van Rooyen qualified as a veterinarian from University of Pretoria in 2011.She then spent three years working in welfare practice while completing BVSc (Hons) degree in Small Animal Medicine and Veterinary Clinical Pathology. In 2015, she enrolled for the MMedVet (Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics) external residency offered by the University of Pretoria and IDEXX Laboratories South Africa, and obtained her MMedVet (CLD) specialist degree in 2018. Her research project conducted at the University was a continuation of previous work done by the Faculty regarding haemostatic derangements in dogs with Babesia rossi infection. Professional interests include diagnostic cytology and haematology, and laboratory quality management.