Dr Gillian Taylor

BVSc (UP) MSc- Vet Sci (UP) CertAqV (WAVMA) | President WAVMA | Clinician: African Aquatic Veterinary Services | Extra-ordinary lecturer: Aquatic Health Unit, Dept. Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Science, UPHealth portfolio: Tilapia Aquaculture Association of SA (TAASA)

Dr David Scarfe

A. David Scarfe, PhD, DVM, MRSSAf, CertAqV, is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria, Faculty off Veterinary Sciences (S. Africa), the Associate Director of the International Aquatic Veterinary Biosecurity Consortium, Faculty off Veterinary Medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (Germany), the CEO of the Aquatic Veterinary Associates International (USA), and the Administrator/Coordinator of the International Partnership for Aquatic Veterinary Education (USA).

Dr Julius Tepper

Born on 6/6/1949 and raised in NYC, Dr. Tepper graduated from York College of CUNY in 1971. He then went to Europe to study veterinary medicine, graduating with honors from the University de Liege in Brussels, Belgium in 1976.


BSc (UFS), BVSc MMedVet, PhD (Pretoria) University of Pretoria. Senior Lecturer VPH, HOD: Para clinical Sciences 

Nenene holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Free State, BVSc and MMedVet specialist degree in Veterinary Public Health from the University of Pretoria. In 2018, Nenene was awarded a PhD by the University of Pretoria. He is currently the Research Theme Leader of the Sustainable Livelihood and Wellbeing theme at the Faculty of Veterinary Science.

He lectures aspects of Veterinary Public Health at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences as well as Faculty of Health Sciences.

Research Expertise/Interest

Antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, and infection prevention and control

Spatial epidemiology of human and animal diseases

Quantitative risk analysis of zoonotic and foodborne diseases


Ph.D – University of the Free State (Aquatic Animal Parasitology). Directorate Aquaculture Research and Development, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. Also affiliated to the Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Department, University of the Western Cape. Currently National World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH – formerly OIE) Aquatic Focal point Commission member of the WOAH Aquatic Animals Health Standards Commission (Second term 2021-2023)


Undergraduate BVSc student (4th year ), Faculty of Veterinary Science, UP Chair Onderstepoort Aquatic Club (OPAC)


Gareth Bath had had wide experience of most aspects of sheep and goat health and production since 1970 and has published extensively in scientific journals and other scientific publications including several books and chapters in books. He has delivered over 100 scientific addresses and over 20 papers at international conferences. Past service includes many posts up to President of the South African Veterinary Association, Chairman of SA Veterinary Foundation, Regional Representative of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association, Inaugural President of the International Sheep Veterinary Association, Convenor of the Small Stock Health Advisory Body, Chairman of the Livestock Welfare Coordinating Committee and others. Internationally he has made contributions in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, France, Greece, Britain, Norway, Belgium, India, Malaysia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the United States of America. He has been involved in some major international projects involving parasite control, including those funded by the FAO and EU. From 2006 onwards he has been a foreign member of the ACSRPC and in 2008 was elected the first South African to join the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management, a specialist body. He is co-developer of the internationally acclaimed FAMACHA© system and the initiator of the FIVE POINT CHECK for the targeted selective treatment of small ruminants, as well as designing and promoting sustainable, holistic, integrated parasite management systems for sheep and goats farmers world-wide.


B.V.M, MSc. Aquaculture, Ph.D Aquaculture  Affiliations: Fisheries & Aquaculture Trade and Investment Expert, AU-IBAR; World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (current Director-at-Large, Africa & the Middle East Region and Member of the Education and Students Committee); World Aquaculture Society (current Director for Eastern Africa, African Chapter) ; Uganda Veterinary Association; Uganda Association of Impact Assessors; Uganda National Women’s Fish Organisation: Also registered environmental impact assessor for aquaculture and animal production/health 


PhD Entomology (UP), Mtech Degree Veterinary Technology (TUT), Btech Degree Veterinary Technology (TUT), National Diploma Veterinary Technology (TUT)


Dr Johan Steyl qualified as a veterinarian in 2001 and registered with the South African Veterinary Council. He worked in a mixed animal practice before returning to the University of Pretoria in 2002 to further his studies. He was initially appointed in a temporary position as lecturer in the section of Pathology, but in 2007 he was appointed on a permanent basis. Dr Steyl obtained his MSc degree, with distinction, in 2012. As an anatomical pathologist he performs diagnostic necropsy duties and lectures in several pathology modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students. In 2017 he was awarded the lecturer of the year prize in the Faculty of Veterinary Science and in 2018 he was the module coordinator of the Diagnostic Pathology module that was voted by the student body the Module of the Year.

Dr Steyl collaborates with other researchers within the department, in the faculty, the university, nationally, and internationally. He has published 30 scientific, peer-reviewed articles in accredited journals.