Dr Sophette Gers
Sophette is an experienced specialist veterinary pathologist. She obtained her BVSc and MMedVet(Path) degrees at the Veterinary Faculty Onderstepoort of the University of Pretoria, during 1995 and 2011, respectively. During 2009, she also qualified as a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologicts (ACVP). For the first 6,5 years, her career started as a practising veterinary clinician in the Northern Cape, where she also subsequently worked in the State Veterinary Services. She then served as diagnostic pathologist for 13.5 years at the Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory in
Stellenbosch, before she joined the multinational research organisation, Charles River Laboratories in Edinburgh (Scotland). Here, Sophette participated as toxicological pathologist in various research projects aimed at the pre-clinical testing of new developments in the human and veterinary pharmaceutical world and in various related research projects.
She returned to South Africa after 2.5 years and joined Pathcare, towards the end of 2017, to redirect her focus to veterinary diagnostics.