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Temminck's pangolin - what we have learned in the last 2 years

About this webinar

Hill's Caring for Vets & Nurses Webinar Series

Join Hill's Pet Nutrition SA and Dr Michael Gray on Thursday 5 November at 19h30pm for a webinar on:

Temminck's pangolin - what we have learned in the last 2 years

About the Presentation:

We started treating pangolins in 2017 and since then we have had 115 in our hospital. We had a very steep learning curve and what we know now compared to 2017 is phenomenal. Join us to learn more.

About Dr Lourens:

Dr Karin qualified in 2002 and practiced as a small animal veterinary surgeon. Her interest in wildlife started in 2012 when she became a volunteer at the FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg. It began with just a few hours each week and has steadily grown into a full-blown passion. It is here that she realised that there was a need for a full-time veterinarian at a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Together with wildlife rehabilitation specialist, Nicci Wright, she created the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital. The hospital is a fully registered and permitted veterinary hospital as well as a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Dr K has also completed a MSc degree (Cum Laude) which focused on the normal serum chemistry and haematology levels in the Temminck’s ground pangolin.

About Nicci Wright

Nicci Wright is an independent wildlife rehabilitation specialist with over 20 years practical experience. Nicci Wright is a founder/director of the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital NPC which specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of indigenous wildlife. She has worked with more than 350 different species of indigenous birds, mammals and reptiles and her expertise lies in a range of rehabilitation areas such as diagnosing, treatments and care, wildlife behaviour and release techniques. Over the years, she has managed and been part of several large rescues involving oiled waterbirds, poisonings and mass roost collapses. An integral part of wildlife rehabilitation is collecting various data and contributing this to research and science and Nicci enjoys these national and international collaborations. She has compiled various training modules which cover several aspects of Wildlife Rehabilitation and also co-presents workshops on Compassion Fatigue to veterinarians and other animal care professionals. With her particular species of interest being otter, honey badger and pangolin, Nicci Wright is a member of the IUCN SSC Otter Specialist Group, the African Otter Advisory Group and the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group. She is a founding director of the African Pangolin Working Group and holds the office of Executive Director of that NGO. Nicci is the Wildlife Project Manager of the Humane Society International – Africa NPO.

To register, click on the link above.

We look forward to welcoming you to the webinar.

The Hill's Pet Nutrition SA Team

If you require any assistance with registration, please contact Corné at corne@savetcon.co.za

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    Karin Lourens Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital

    Karin's interest in wildlife started in 2012 when she became a volunteer at the FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg. Together with wildlife rehabilitation specialist, Nicci Wright, she created the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital and wildlife rehabilitation centre.

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    Nicci Wright Executive Director @ African Pangolin Working Group

    Nicci is an internationally qualified wildlife rehabilitation specialist who has worked with over 345 indigenous species, over many years.

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    Brigid Goudie Professional Veterinary Affairs Specialist @ Hill's Pet Nutrition South Africa

    Brigid qualified as veterinary nurse in 1994 & worked in welfare & private practice including exotic, behaviour & emergency medicine specialist clinics before joining Hill's. Brigid has a passion for providing excellent & relevant CPD and support for the veterinary profession.