Anselm Voigts - VAN President (2008-2016)|
Anselm Voigts was born in Windhoek on 19 October 1953. He qualified as a Veterinarian at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort in June 1980. Since December 1980 he is working at the Windhoek Veterinary Clinic, since 1983 as partner in this practice. He was an exco member of the Veterinary Council of Namibia 1996 - 1999 and again from 2008 till 2014, and an exco member of the Veterinary Association of Namibia since 2008. Since 2012 he is the President of VAN. He is married to Heilwig with 3 children, Corinna, Désirée and Roland. Other interests include farming and horse riding.Sandra Götte - VAN Exco Secretary (2013-2016)
Sandra Götte was born 17th June 1984 in Kassel, Germany. She got her degree in Veterinary science in 2011 from the Justus Liebig University in Gießen, Germany.Morgan De Wit - VAN Exco Member (2015/2016)
Since then she is working in Windhoek at “Windhoek Veterinary Clinic” where she developed a special interest in small animal internal medicine. Sandra joined the VAN EXCO Committee in 2013 and is fulfilling the function of VAN Secretary.
Qaulified 2009.Elvira Kleber - VAN Exco Member (2008-2010 and 2012-2016)
Bloukruis Animal Clinic in Bothaville in 2010 and 2011. Went back there for locum work in 2013. Started focusing on game work while in Bothaville. I also did some locum work at Boland Animal Clinic in Worcester and Bultstreet Animal Clinic in Upington while in Bothaville.
Loskop Animal Clinic in Marble Hall and Groblersdal from end of 2011 to end of 2012.
Windhoek Animal Hospital in Windhoek from 2013 to beginning of 2014.
Locum work at Gobabis Veterinary Clinic in Gobabis during middle of 2014.
Started own wildlife practice Game and Farm Vet working from Windhoek in October 2014.
Elvira was born in Windhoek on the 29th of September 1982. She grew up in Windhoek. She obtained her BVSc degree at Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty of the University of Pretoria in 2006. Elvira worked as state veterinarian in Omaruru for 2 years before moving to Otjiwarongo where she joined Otjiwarongo Veterinary Clinic for 1.5 years. She has now opened her own clinic in Otjiwarongo called ‘Northern Veterinary Practice’.Beate Voigts - VAN Vice President ( 2008-2016)
She has been fulfilling the function of VAN Secretary 2008-2010 and is currently responsible for the ‘Manga’ newsletter and the VAN website
. Her main hobby is endurance riding. She is also very keen on raquet sports like tennis, squash and badminton.
Beate was born in Swakopmund, Namibia on the 14th of November 1957. She grew up on a farm near Windhoek and went to the German Private School in Windhoek. From 1977 to 1982 she studied veterinary science at Onderstepoort in South Africa.In October 1982 she started working as a state veterinarian in Grootfontein (Namibia). From there she moved to Okahandja in May 1985. Since then she is working there as State Veterinarian. She has served on VAN Exco previously and was again elected once more in 2006. She has been a committee member of VAN responsible for Animal Welfare since October 2006. Her private interest is horse riding (dressage and jumping). She is a lay-preacher in the German Evangelic Lutheran Church. Vimanuka Mutjavikua - VAN Exco Member( 2014-2016)
Vimanuka Mutjavikua was born in Windhoek on the 16th of April 1976. While at Augusteneum secondary school, he was actively involved in student leadership: he was once a class captain and a hostel prefect. He obtained a BSc. agric degree from the University of Namibia. In his final year as a BSc. agric student [UNAM] at Neudam, he was elected as a president of the student representative council.Adriaan I. Adank – VAN Treasurer (2014-2016)
After having completed the BSc. agric degree, he went to South Africa to full fill his dream of becoming a veterinarian. In 2011, he obtained a BVSc degree from University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort). He started working as a state veterinarian in 2011 at Opuwo state veterinary office. For a short period in 2012, he worked as a state veterinarian in Gobabis and Otjinene. He is currently the state veterinarian in Outjo. He is married to Ngaendepi Tjatindi and is raising a daughter (Uaarukapo Mutjavikua). His professional interest includes toxicology, veterinary public health and research. Other hobbies are biking, cycling and carpentry.
Dr. Adriaan Adank was born in Windhoek on 2 July 1985. Much of his time as a youngster was spent in the veld being exposed to various conservation issues, which is where his interest in becoming a veterinarian was stimulated. In November 2010 he graduated from the University of Pretoria`s Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort.
Anja Boshoff-de Witt - VAN Exco Member (2014-2016)
Adriaan spent his first two years as a vet working at Windhoek Animal Hospital, travelling in Europe and later returning to gain more experience in production animal work in Mariental at Dr. Gaugler`s Practice. He has been Working at Windhoek Animal Hospital on a full-time basis since November 2012 and is currently one of two private practice veterinarians working on a rotational basis at the Okahandja branch of Windhoek Animal Hospital.
In his spare time, he is intricately involved in the Have a Heart Windhoek Spay and Neuter Project and enjoys attending and speaking at farming association days / meetings and has presented a couple of guest lectures for the Nature Conservation students at the Polytechnic of Namibia.
Graduated from Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty of Pretoria University in November 2008.
Worked in General Private Practice from January 2009 up to April 2012.Stefan Beukes - VAN Exco Member (2015/2016)
Worked as a State Veterinarian at the Import / Export control office in the Division Epidemiology, Import / Export control and Training, Directorate of Veterinary Services from May 2012 to September 2014.
Currently employed by the Meat Board of Namibia as Meat Standards Manager, managing the FAN meat division and the Meat Classification division.
Born on 06 September 1989 in Windhoek. Grew up in the Gobabis area and finished Gr. 12 at Elnatan Private School in Stampriet in 2007.
Studied at the University of Pretoria from 2008-2014 and qualified as a vet in 2014.
Is currently employed with the Directorate of Veterinary Services at the Epukiro State Vet Office.