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The future of private veterinary practice in South Africa : animal health management in the 21st

C. Marwick
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 76, No 1 | a75 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v76i1.75 | © 2009 C. Marwick | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 September 2009 | Published: 10 September 2009

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Private practice became the major vocation of local veterinarians from about 1945. Soga was probably the first qualified South African veterinarian to practice privately on a limited scale in the 1800s. Jack Boswell was the first locally qualified (in 1934) veterinarian to go directly into practice without first working for the government and is regarded as the father of private practice in South Africa. Boet Bekker worked for the government before setting up a successful practice in 1935.


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