Meet The Team

Dr. Karl van Laeren (BVSc) 
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  • Qualified at Onderspoort in with BVSc in 1980

  • Specialising as a Veterinary Surgeon, in Borrowdale, Harare,  Zimbabwe. for last 40 years

  • Been practicing parasitological diagnosis and consultations for over   20 years

  • Project - parasitological examinations on wildlife and looking at the incidence of parasites in wildlife orphanages including elephants and pangolins

  • Project - prevalence of parasites in wild zebra between the Serengeti, Zimbabwe and Botswana to compare with domesticated horses.

Dr Jane Howes (nee Schoeman) (BVSc) (MRCVS)
  • Qualified at Onderstepoort, Faculty of Veterinary Science 2011

  • Joined Dr Karl van Laeren as an Equine Veterinarian at Borrowdale Park Veterinary Hospital in 2012

  • Attended conferences and workshops held by the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) in Louisville, SAEVA (SA Equine Veterinary Association) conferences in South Africa, and BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) in Birmingham, UK

  • Registered with SAEVA and is a member of MRCVS

  • Jane is an accomplished Polocrosse player and has represented Zimbabwe in 2013 and 2018

Nora-Jean (NJ) Freeman
  • Been working in the Equine industry for the past 16 years including the South African National Equestrian Federation and the Gauteng Horse Society

  • Spent 4 years working with Equine Health Fund, where she gained  knowledge in the challenges facing SA with African Horse Sickness

  • Spent two years assisting Vetlink with veterinary congresses

  • Joined the Worm-Ex Lab team in 2019 to continue serving the equine industry

  • NJ is also a keen horse rider and enjoys dressage.

Michelle Kirkman and Petro
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  • Both Michelle and Petro are Lab Assistants at the South African branch working under NJ.