As a wildlife management and veterinary company, Wildlifevets.com employs full time staff, to deliver the top quality service and professional touch that must be expected in the wildlife sector. With projects and research stretching from the Kwa-Zulu Natal to the Middle East, the energy and dedication our company invests in its clients, and more importantly the animals they work with, is phenomenal.
What makes us different is that we take a turn-key approach to wildlife management. Our goals are to achieve good ecosystem health, profitable models for our clients, to promote responsible game ranching and breeding and expanding the global wildlife veterinary network. Working closely with goverment and the private sector to show we have achieved a good standing in both community and business.
Dr J.P. Raath started his career in Kruger National Park in 1983, as Veterinarian for National Parks Board South Africa, KNP. After developing and researching many of the systems and management plans that are in place today, he decided to open a private practice in 1996. Realizing the necessity for more development in conservation medicine globally, Dr Raath linked up with Dr William Lance of Wildlife Pharmaceuticals (USA), and brought even more expertise to Southern Africa. Dr Raath registered Wildlife Pharmaceuticals South Africa in 1997, and this move demonstrated not only his love for what he was doing, but also a vision to the future of conservation in South Africa.
Wildlifevets.com was established in 2001 and operated in the Mpumalanga area. Starting as a veterinary practice with Dr Raath’s skill and passion, it has grown into a force in the wildlife industry educating, developing and working over a vast area.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr Cobus Raath
MD - Owner
Dr Raath currently acts as the Managing Director of his other company Wildlife Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd.
As our head veterinarian he concentrates on large scale international projects. His contribution to the industry is matched only by his dedication to it.
Dr Silke Pfitzer
As a Specialist Wildlife Veterinarian it gives us great pride to have Dr Pfitzer onboard. Her meticulous attention to her work ensures only the best service for wildlife veterinary operations.
Head of Game Capture
We are extremely proud to have a ledgend as the head of our game capture division. An expert in Giraffe and all mass capture operations Johan has elevated Wildlifevets.com to a big contender in game capture.
Student Program Director
Michelle, as the director of Wildlifevets.net, heads up all of the student, intern/externship and courses programs. Always ready to help and an incredible host her programs are world class.