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Wildlife Pharmaceuticals is a proudly South African pharmaceutical company, with over 20 years’ experience in the veterinary field. We specialize in the manufacturing and distribution of small batch, scheduled medicines intended for niche markets across the globe. 

Dr Cobus

Dr Cobus Raath qualified with a BVSc degree from the University of Pretoria’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty in South Africa in 1985. He spent the first 11 years of his career as the Head veterinarian for SANParks, stationed in Kruger National Park, where he developed many of the systems and management plans that are still in place today. After leaving SANParks to set up a private wildlife veterinary practice, he soon realized the necessity for the development of conservation medicines globally. Demonstrating his passion for his work and his vision for the future of conservation in South Africa and abroad, Dr Raath registered Wildlife Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd in 1997. Today, Dr Raath remains actively involved in the wildlife veterinary industry, dedicating his expertise and time to numerous research projects and sharing his knowledge and skills with veterinarians around the world by hosting wildlife immobilisation courses

Dr Mark is a wildlife veterinarian and founder of Global Wildlife Resources. He has been assisting with wildlife captures and teaching chemical capture courses for over 30 years to zoo and wildlife students and professionals. His most exciting project was being Project Veterinarian for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 1995-96 gray wolf reintroduction program into Yellowstone National Park while hired as the first wildlife veterinarian working for the National Park Service. He is an Affiliate Faculty with the University of Montana Wildlife Biology Program and is an instructor for USDA Wildlife Services. Dr Mark trains many state wildlife agencies with his online course, “The Foundations of Wildlife Capture”.

He has taught canid capture and handling courses for several zoos, wolf sanctuaries, and for the Red Wolf Recovery Program. He is currently Project Veterinarian for the Colville Tribe Lynx Augmentation Program and for Panther’s Olympic Cougar Project in Washington state. With every course Dr Mark emphasises the importance of care, honour, and respect for every animal we handle and strives to empower each person he teaches

Dr Aleksandr Semjonov is a lecturer in veterinary anaesthesiology at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. He is currently Chief Clinical Officer, Chair of Clinical Veterinary Medicine and head of the University’s Animal Clinic. His research has focused on zoo and wildlife anaesthesiology and on investigating novel anaesthetic combinations in a number of species of wild animals. In 2021, he received his PhD in wildlife anaesthesiology. Dr Semjonov also works as a practicing anesthesiologist for zoo and wild animals around the world. He has been the chairman of the Veterinary Group of Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquaria since 2018 and has broad clinical and scientific experience in long-term anaesthesia of wild carnivores, giraffes and elephants. Dr Semjonov has collaborated scientifically with research institutions in Europe, South Africa, Russia, India and Japan.<br><br>

Dr Richard

Richard has recently retired from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, where he was employed as a wildlife clinician and Director of the Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, and has managed undergraduate and post-graduate wildlife training for the Faculty. He was in a private wildlife practice for 12 years prior to that, and a zoo veterinarian for 10 years.
He has over 30 years of history and interest in wildlife veterinary medicine, with clinical experience in dealing with a wide variety of wild animals under clinical, translocation or quarantine conditions.
He has over 25 scientific publications to his credit, and is co-editor and author of books on specialised wildlife anaesthesia and game capture, and has presented at numerous continuing education courses


Click here to order the Third Edition of CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL RESTRAINT OF AFRICAN WILD ANIMALS. Edited by Dr Mike Kock & Dr Richard Burroughs

Dr Laurent Locquet

Dr Laurent Locquet graduated in 2015 from Ghent University, Belgium and worked in general practice in South-Africa and in Belgium, primarily with cats, dogs and wildlife, before starting a rotating internship in a busy referral centre in the UK. During his internship, Dr Locquet obtained his certificate in Veterinary Cardiology, and thereafter completed a Residency in Veterinary Cardiology at the University of Ghent. He successfully obtained his Diploma before joining a busy referral practice in the greater London area for a year before joining Dick White Referrals in 2022 as a specialist in veterinary cardiology.  Dr Locquet enjoys all aspects of veterinary cardiology though he has a particular interest in procedures involving cardiopulmonary bypass, minimally invasive interventions and wildlife cardiology.He has publications on cardiovascular research in squirrel monkeys and lemurs and is involved in cardiovascular research in big felids and Great Apes.


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Wildlife Pharmaceuticals is a proudly South African pharmaceutical company, with over 20 years’ experience in the veterinary field. We specialize in the manufacturing and distribution of small batch, scheduled medicines intended for niche markets across the globe. 

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