About Us

Our Team

Ulf Tubbesing

Wildlife veterinarian

Welcome to our website! I studied veterinary science and graduated from the Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty, University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1983. After graduation I worked in a 24-Hour Emergency and Referral Clinic in Johannesburg. In 1985 I took up a lecturing post at Onderstepoort, where I specialised in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

In 1994 I went back to Namibia were I initially worked as an assistant in the Windhoek Veterinary Clinic. In February 1999, I purchased Rhino Park Veterinary Clinic which predominantly handled small animal patients (dogs and cats) but also became known for its work on large carnivores and other wildlife species. I sold the clinic in 2009 to concentrate on wildlife veterinary work which by then increased to a near full time job. My years of involvement with wildlife veterinary work has enabled me to gain a lot of experience in the various fields of wildlife veterinary medicine involving most of the southern African game species.

Besides the veterinary work I frequently lecture at farmers days and veterinary conferences on a broad variety of wildlife related topics. In addition I am also working as an adjunct lecturer at UNAM's new Veterinary Faculty. If you have any questions, regarding veterinary work, game and/or veld management, translocations or anything else, please feel free to contact me.

Mariska Bijsterbosch

Wildlife para-professional

Hi there! I work since February 2017 for Wildlife Vets Namibia. I am from the Netherlands, where I studied to become a veterinary nurse. I started working as a zookeeper at the African department in Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen. Besides my work I did a BSc in Wildlife Management, and got the opportunity to do my internship at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. This is where I fell in love with the country, and after completing my study, I worked as a research assistant for a PhD project about farmer-predator conflict, again in Namibia. I returned to the Netherlands to do a MSc in Forest and Nature Conservation at the Wageningen University. During my final internship at a game farm in Namibia I met Ulf, and got the chance to work as his assistant. I hope you enjoy this website, and have a look at our Facebook-page, were I regularly post updates on our work. On our You-Tube channel we upload videos about our work. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!     

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