Prof Andrew Leisewitz BVSc (Hons) MMedVet(Med) PhD
Andrew Leisewitz graduated with his BVSc degree in 1987. This was followed by an Hons in 1991, an MMedVet(Med) in 1995 and a PhD in 2006. Andrew was appointed as a senior lecturer in the then Department of Medicine at Onderstepoort in June 1990. He is been a full professor of Companion Animal Clinical Studies since 1995 and is a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals. He has worked as a specialist clinician in the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital for nearly 30 years. He runs a dermatology referral clinic within the Onderstepoort Veterinary Hospital and in a a Johannesburg based specialist referral hospital. He has initiated a dermatology specific internship at the Faculty which will run for the first time in 2019. He is an active teacher of undergraduate and post graduate veterinary students, and is a frequently invited speaker and presenter of continuing education for the profession in the sub-region. His research focusses on understanding the mechanisms of infectious disease making use of canine babesiosis and distemper virus infection as models for this work.