I’m currently open to new and exciting opportunities (South Africa and abroad).
I see myself as an introvert, but I’m good with small groups of people and animals. I work well in small groups, can manage people well and am very organised. I also describe myself as a fast learner, life-long student, explorer and aspiring perfectionist.
My other passions include blogging, microelectronics, digital art, music and movies.
My veterinary qualification and experience
Qualifying in 2007 with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science, I’ve since worked as a small animal, bird and exotic animal veterinarian. At my own practice, I did everything from consultations, medical work-ups and surgery to accounting, practice management and HR.
Locum posts, Durban, South Africa
After hours emergency locum at Westville Veterinary Hospital.
October 2020 - current
Vet Hospital Port Shepstone, Port Shepstone, South Africa
Owner and General Veterinary Practitioner
Aug 2011 - June 2020
Radiokop Animal Clinic, Roodepoort, South Africa
General Veterinary Practitioner
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
Locum posts, West Rand, South Africa
Various locum work at Weltevredepark Veterinary Clinic, Horison Park Veterinary Clinic, Helderkruin Veterinary Clinic, Florida Animal Hospital & Northwest After-Hours Animal Clinic. Duties included the day-to-day activities of the clinic.
May 2009 - Jan 2011
Northwest After Hours Emergency Clinic, Weltevredenpark, South Africa
After Hours Emergency Veterinarian
Jul 2009 - Jan 2011
Rant-en-Dal Animal Hospital, Krugersdorp, South Africa
General Veterinary Practitioner
Jan 2008 - Jun 2009
Faculty of Veterinary Science University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.)
2002 - 2007
Contact details available on request.
Website development and content creation projects
I started writing my first website way back in 1998 using Notepad. Since the age of fast internet connection speeds and PHP, WordPress is my preferred choice when it comes to writing more complex websites. I still value the speed and simplicity of a simple HTML website too. Mobile-friendliness first!
This website. Blogging about the things I do after hours. This website is always a work in progress.
2015 - current
Bearded Dragon Care Info
Blogging about pet Bearded dragons and their care.
2005 - current
Vet Hospital Port Shepstone
Official website of Vet Hospital Port Shepstone. Includes an online shop, blog section and general pet information sections. Also designed the logo.
2011 - 2020
Leopard Geckos 101
Blogging about pet Leopard geckos and their care.
2005 - current
Official website of fun YouTube channel where I create digital Lego and other plastic brick-related videos.
2019 - current
Margate Round Table official website
Official website of Margate Round Table 46. Integrated with Google calendar and a blog section. As PRO for that period, I was also responsible for blog articles about their community activities.
2016 - 2017 (discontinued)
Mind your Whiskers
Professional website giving advice on how to use internet technology in the South African veterinary industry. Included online shop.
2018 - 2019 (discontinued)
All websites made with WordPress using custom plugins, public plugins, customised themes and custom CSS.
Raspberry Pi home webserver (2016~)
Raspberry Pi automated backup script (~2020)
Using Raspbian, BASH and Python 2. Integrated with BitBucket and all Raspberry Pis on LAN. Functionality includes backing up all used Raspbian scripts and config files and the ability to simply re-install all used software, scripts and related config files.
Facebook and Twitter auto poster script (2017~)
Using Python, MySQL and BASH. Integrated with Facebook, Twitter and WordPress API, NAS and Forismatic. Events triggered based on time and date from a Raspberry Pi.
Scheduled staff meeting email script (~2017)
Using Python, MySQL and BASH. Emailing of automated meeting notices, previous minutes and new matters arising, distinguishing between the chairman, secretary and attending members. Events triggered based on time and date from a Raspberry Pi.
I’m proficient in using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Adobe XD, Blender, Hitfilm Express, Microsoft Office suite and Visual Studio Code. My preferred operating systems are Raspbian CLI and Microsoft Windows.
To get in touch with me, please use the contact form
I deal with a lot of emails and queries each day. Please only use this form to get in touch about work opportunities. If you have any enquiries or comments regarding a blog post, rather use the Disqus section at the bottom of the appropriate post.