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.


Sr Katinka Jacobs (First Head Nurse, Skills Laboratory)

Katinka Jacobs qualified in 2005 as a Veterinary Nurse at the Faculty of Veterinary Science. She worked as a locum in small animal practices in the UK and then South Africa before returning to the University of Pretoria in 2008 where she worked at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) as a Senior Nurse in the Small Animal Intensive Care Unit for 15 years. Her years working with students with different experience and capabilities made her realize that the she can make an impact to help students reach their full potential. She thus joined the Skills lab team in 2023. She is also a committee member of the Veterinary Nurses Association of South Africa (VNASA) and serves as their PRO.  



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