Emma Hooijberg

Emma Hooijberg

Emma Hooijberg


 Associate Professor and Section Head of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies


Research Sub-theme

Clinical pathology of wildlife

Reference intervals and clinico-pathological changes in disease in many African wildlife species are currently unexplored. It is critical to research physiologically normal blood values and create population based reference intervals in order to understand, diagnose and monitor disease in various species. Haematology, clinical chemistry and acute phase proteins all have a role in monitoring the health, stress and morbidity in wildlife.

Research Projects


  • Clinical chemistry in healthy white rhinoceros
  • Acute phase proteins in healthy and injured white rhinoceros


  • Establishing haematology and clinical chemistry reference intervals for ground pangolin

African Elephant

  • Establishing haematology, clinical chemistry and acute phase protein reference intervals for free-living elephants

Point-of-care acute phase protein assays in wildlife

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