With over 30 year's experience, Dr Peter Stewart Rogers is considered one of the most experienced wildlife veterinarians in the world. He specializes in the capture and veterinary care of some of South Africa's most endangered species, including the southern white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African elephant, cheetah, African wild dog, African Lion, Temminck's ground pangolin and many other species.
After qualifying at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty in 1984, Peter spent his first three years working in private practices in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town, building up experience in the veterinary care and treatment of companion animals, horses and livestock. In 1987 Peter was employed by the then Natal Parks Board - now Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife - where he built up vast experience in the capture and care of wildlife, specializing in the white rhino, black rhino, African elephant, Cape buffalo, nyala and the like.
Janelle Goodrich has always borne a deep and passionate love for animals. Her career as an ardent veterinary nurse started at a private veterinary practice in Louis Trichardt - also known as Makhado - in 1995. There she started building on the foundation of her vast knowledge and skills by assisting the veterinarians in treating companion animals and livestock.
An exciting opportunity presented itself in 2003, when Janelle moved to Hoedspruit and she joined Dr Rogers in his private practice, which was situated in Maroela park in town at that stage. Initially, Janelle assisted Dr Rogers with the treatment and veterinary procedures involving companion animals, horses and livestock.
She fondly remembers a lone bag of Hills dog food, displayed on a large shelf and how she undertook to launch the vet shop into the thriving, well stocked vet shop that it is today.
Soon this aspiring young woman joined Dr Rogers in the field and entered the exhilarating world of wildlife veterinary services. It was a match made in heaven! Janelle is Dr Roger's right hand in every sense of the word - did you know that Dr Rogers is left handed? - and wholeheartedly shares in his passion and dedication in their pursuit of providing meticulous veterinary care to our incredible wildlife.
When she isn't chasing after injured rhinos, Janelle loves hand-rearing injured and orphaned endemic birds. She is fondly referred to as Provet's Bird Lady.
Janelle is a faithful and devoted wildlife veterinary assistant and loves to share her knowledge. Provet Wildlife Services is really honoured to have Janelle on board.
17 Safari Junction, Hoedspruit, Limpopo