Dr Kate May (Skills Laboratory Manager) 

Kate qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria in 2003. She worked in mixed practice in South Africa and the UK before returning to Onderstepoort in 2010 to pursue a residency in Animal Reproduction. She developed a passion for veterinary education and in developing the non-clinical competencies in our students. She heads up the Communication Programme and the Professional Attributes Workshop (PAWS) for our incoming second-year students. She is also involved in the Veterinary Professional Life modules and is always trying to find innovative ways to help students learn and have fun doing so. In her spare time, she also lectures Reproduction.



Dr Elrien Scheepers (OSCE & BVetNurs Coordinator)

Elrien Scheepers qualified as a veterinarian in 1992.  She worked as a small animal private practitioner in Pretoria for five years. She joined Onderstepoort in 1997, completed an Honours degree in 2003 and an MSc (Veterinary) degree (cum laude) in 2008. She worked as a senior lecturer in the Section of Clinical Pathology and Section of Medicine, Dept of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, teaching veterinary and veterinary nursing students. She also acted as the DVN (Nursing) Programme Coordinator until 2018. She has received “The Veterinary Nursing lecturer of the Year” award in 2007 and 2012. She has been a member of the Onderstepoort Skills Lab team since September 2014, where her interests include teaching and the coordination of Skills Lab matters. She is the chairperson of the Working Group responsible for curriculum design of the BVetNurs degree, which was first presented in 2019.



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