Dr Shaun Beverley

Work experience

2000 – 2003
Holiday work with Dr. C Speedy at Lammermoor Veterinary Clinic

South African National Parks Veterinary Wildlife Service’s (Dr. P. Buss, Dr. M Hoffmeyer, Oom Att Decker) – Rhino, Buffalo chemical capture and common reedbuck drop net capture.

Brothers’ Safaris – Dan-inject darting course (1 day), Lion darting at a private ranch in the Magaliesberg (Dr. Peter Brothers)

August: Maclear Community Spay day (3 days).
Holiday work with Dr. Christiaan Boshoff (1 week) – Immobilisation of Buffalo, Rhino.

2011 Private Practice Electives
Brits Vets: Dr. Gerhardus Scheepers ( 1 week )

  • Mixed practice with 70% small animals, 20% large animals and 10% wildlife.

Hhluvukani Community Clinic: Dr. Greg Simpson ( 4 weeks )

  • 60% Large animals and 40% Small animals.
  • Community awareness and extension – rabies campaigns and primary health care of domestic animals including school talks.
  • Foot & Mouth control dip tanks – Herd health, farmer talks & treatments.
  • Mobile and community clinic work.

Wildlife Elective in Kruger: Dr. Peter Buss, Dr. Marcus Hoffmeyer and Dr. Roy Bengis (2 weeks)

  • Tranquilization and immobilization of Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino.
  • Data capture and sample processing (Tuberculosis testing).

Wildlife Veterinarian: Dr. Christiaan ‘Bossie’ Bosshoff ( 5 weeks )

  • Tranquilization and immobilization of Sable, Zebra, Buffalo, Nyala, Rhino, Wildebeest, Impala, Roan, Tsessebe, Lion.
  • Tuberculosis, Corridor and Brucella testing of Buffalo together with State Veterinarian Dr. D Brugman.


Hartbeespoort Animal Clinic (December 2011 – April 2012)

  • Responsibilities included the day to day running of the practice in addition to veterinary responsibilities such as medicine work up, surgery, herd health.
  • Veterinarian responsible for the Zoo – working with primates such as chimpanzees, and various species of monkey. Carnivores such as lion, tiger, couger, leopard, serval, wild dog etc… As well as a large variety of reptiles including various snake, lizard and tortoise species. Other mammels such as sealions and meerkats etc…
  • Supervising Senior Veterinarian was Prof. Ken Petty.

Limpopo Wildlife Vet (April 2012 – Present)

  • Responsibilities varied between chemical as well as physical capture of a number of different species including Elephant, White/Black rhino, Buffalo, Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, Gemsbuck, Tsessebe, Nyala, Kudu, Impla, Steenbuck, Lion, Cheetah, Serval.
  • Work includes routine capture and translocation as well as clinical medicine work up and disease control and minor field surgery.
  • Supervising Senior Veterinarian in Dr. Charles Van Niekerk.

Interests and Activities

  • Veterinary Interests: Wildlife (Immobilisation and breeding), small animal surgery, large animal practise.
  • Outside Activities: Golf, water-skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, social touch rugby, fishing, birding.
  • Outside Interests: Sports, travelling, music, motorcross.