Dr Kenneth Joubert

Pharmacology & Research

BVSc (UP) MMedVet (Anaes), Specialist Anaesthetist

Kenneth graduated with a BVSc from The University of Pretoria in 1995. After graduating he joined small animal practice in Johannesburg for 2 years before returning to the University of Pretoria. In 2000 he obtained a MMedVet (Anaes) and held the position of senior lecturer in anaesthesiology at the university. In 2004 he left the university to re-join private practice before starting his own referral practice in anaesthesiology, pain management and critical care. Kenneth has published 42 scientific publications, delivered 87 scientific presentations, delivered 162 continuing education talks, done 16 multimedia presentations, published 39 non-scientific articles, presented 9 courses, written one book chapter and attended 66 congress of continuing education. Kenneth currently runs a private practice dedicated to anaesthesia, analgesia and intensive care. He has regularly examined students in pharmacology, anaesthesiology and clinical studies. Kenneth has and is currently involved in the supervision of 5 students for masters and PhD.

Kenneth has a keen interest in total intravenous anaesthesia, intensive care, ventilation and cardiology. His research interests include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, anaesthetic depth monitoring and total intra-venous anaesthesia.

Kenneth chaired the Faculty Ethics Committee (Animal Use and Care Committee) until it was dissolved to form a University based Animal Use and Care Committee.  I was then a member of the Senate committee for Research Ethics and Integrity and the Animal Use and Care Committee of the University of Pretoria. Kenneth currently serves on the AUCC (RECA) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the Ethical Review Group of the AVA.He is also a member of the Education Committee and the Standard Committee of the South African Veterinary Council

Dr Anesca Loots

Physiology; Biology, Chemistry, Canine Nutrition & Veterinary Imaging


Her career started at Panorama Veterinary Hospital in Cape Town where she worked as a GP vet after qualifying. 

Her family moved to Bloemfontein in 2011 and she started a job at Clinvet – a contract research company from 2011-2012. 

Anesca then left the research to go back to private practice at Bayswater Animal Clinic from 2012 to 2014 as she missed it very much. 

She had twin girls in Feb 2014 after which she took a year off to look after and be with them.

Her family then moved to the Southern Cape in 2015 where Anesca started to work part time in Welfare at the George SPCA. 

She is involved with animal welfare at the Knysna Animal Welfare society and has been since 2017. 

Anesca enjoys soft tissue and minor orthopedic surgery very much. 

Dr. Jeanine Watson-van Zyl

Lecturer, Translational Research Scientist, Clinical Exercise Therapist

BA, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

After completing her studies in Biokinetics at Stellenbosch University in 2013, Jeanine has embarked on a journey of crafting translational research methods that generate clinically relevant evidence-based practices. She holds longstanding collaborations with leading international and local scientific institutions, academic societies, and various industries; having a foot in both doors, she continues to pursue translating research into clinical practice – and vice versa.

She has participated in various international and local academic proceedings and continues to publish her work. She is a strong advocate for the importance of allied health research in South Africa.

Outside of the lab and classroom she can be found running a business, spending time with family, and trying out new hobbies. She lives in Somerset West with her husband.

Kai Forster

Lecturer, General Sciences: Physics

BSc (Hons)

Born and bred in Cape Town, Kai matriculated from Westerford High School in 2016 before choosing to study Mechanical Engineering at UCT. He graduated in 2020 with honours, and went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Engineering Management, with a specific focus on individual and organisational performance in the engineering sector; which he is set to graduate from in April 2023. While doing his Masters, Kai dedicated himself to building experience and knowledge in various fields, and began 2021 off tutoring privately, as well as courses in engineering business, thermodynamics, and general mechanical engineering to UCT students. He also dedicated time to upskilling himself in other areas, and holds 3 diplomas in Share Trading Investments, Sales and Marketing, and a mini-MBA.

An opportunity arose to create, develop, and lecture a final year electrical engineering course on sustainability and the impact of engineering activity on the natural and social environments, which opened the door to several other opportunities, including the creation, development, and lecturing of a first year physical sciences course at Equine-librium. More recently, Kai was appointed as program manager and developer for a 6-course program that is being delivered at 22 universities across sub-Saharan Africa, with the goal of addressing various skills gaps in the energy sector in Africa.

Outside his professional life, Kai is also the founder and director of a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation, who aim to uplift and inspire the youth in underprivileged areas through collections and handouts of clothing, books, money, and educational resources. Kai is passionate about exercise, and regularly spends time trail running in the Cape mountains, surfing, pursuing calisthenics training, and practicing yoga. He is an avid practitioner of meditation and mindfulness, and has dedicated a big part of his life towards his personal well-being and development. His interests and passions include investment and stock analysis, continuous lifelong learning, guitar, videography, surfing, reading, and personal development.

Veterinary Physiotherapy Clinics
Lameness Clinics
Stables and Livery

BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy