Dr Katherine Barker

(BVSc - Founder and Trustee)

Dr Katherine Barker is a highly-experienced small animal veterinarian (BVSc) and she is the founder and a trustee of the Cluny Animal Trust. She is the heart and soul behind the Trust and it is her ongoing dedication and unwavering determination that continues to move the Trust forward. In addition to CAT and running her own veterinary practice she also takes the time to mentor CCS vets and vet students through CAT outreach programmes so that they can gain much-needed experience.

A passionate animal advocate she started CAT because there were many people in the area who could not afford even the most basic of veterinary services and she just simply could not turn them away. She selflessly gives of her time, spending around 30-40% of her work week as well as many weekends taking Daisy (theatre on wheels) to rural communities where she is needed most.

Katherine’s vision for the future is that she would love to build and establish a small animal hospital in Fouriesburg in the Eastern Free State so that she can provide a service to animals who otherwise would have no hope.

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