Our Team 2018 - 2019
Hi, my name is Suzanne, I’m a second year Masters student in Veterinary Medicine and a proud member of the VSDW. I’ve been passionate about (especially African) wildlife for a long time and mainly conservation, endangered species and human-wildlife conflict really interest me. With the VSDW I hope to be able to further educate fellow adventurers and myself on various topics regarding wildlife and working in developing countries.
Barbara MeeusPR intern - webmaster
Since I was a little child, I wanted to practice veterinary medicine. Over the last years, I learned a lot about all the animals in the world. My interest slowly started to grow into wildlife, especially into wild cats. I stepped into the VSDW, to make my dreams come true, step by step. I would like to receive more information and meet new people who can tell me things about their experience in the wildlife. Not only for myself, but also for the other students who are dreaming about the wildlife dream.
Liselotte van der TogtPR extern
Nowadays, people become more and more aware of the effect that humans have on wildlife and nature, on climate change and even on human health itself. For veterinary students it is necessary to gain more insight in these matters and get the opportunity to pursue their interest in wildlife and development. Being part of VSDW means I get to learn more about wildlife and gain more experience in this field. Moreover, it means I will be helping other students gain more excess to knowledge about animals in the wild and giving them the opportunity to gain more experience as well. I’m particularly interested in developing a platform for students and veterinarians to make internships and research projects abroad more accessible to students.
Lisa Van AckerReporter
Being part of VSDW is not only about learning about development in the wild, but also about developing in your own veterinary study and future career. I hope to make contacts around the world and share learning opportunities with other students and wildlife lovers.
Yannick Van de WeyerCommission member
As a future vet, I want to be of use to those countries and species that need it the most. I’ve always had a special interest in wildlife and conservation. Therefor I would love to work together with local communities from developing countries in order to preserve endangered species and wildlife in general. Definitely in times like these where those countries are facing overpopulation, starvation, corruption and poaching. I believe that the VSDW will help me towards taking my first steps in this exacting, yet fulfilling adventure.