Dr. William Fowlds
Dr Will Fowld’s is a wild life vet in South Africa, a passion and a calling from his childhood days spent in the wild African bush of the Eastern Cape.
He went to school at St Andrews in Grahamstown and studied veterinary science through Onderstepoort in Pretoria. His conservation experience is rooted is the conversion of a fifth generation family owned domestic farm, along with neighbouring properties into what is now known as the Amakhala Game Reserve. One of the privileges in Will’s professional life is to work with rhino around the Eastern Cape reserves and to get to know them as individuals.
Will travels to the East and to the West sharing his personal testimony of the brutal reality of poaching from the coal face as well as efforts to bring back rhino from the brink of death with his pioneering veterinary care. These emotional accounts have prompted media from around the world to convey the tragedy befalling these magnificent creatures.
Will is the Project co-ordinator for Wilderness Foundation Africa, focussing on the Medivet Saving the Rhino campaign which extends his impact further into the environmental crisis in these watershed times.
He spends part of his time facilitating courses which connect veterinary students from around the world with the diversity of African wildife. These Vets go Wild courses aired around the world as the Safari Vet School series, via ITV and Animal Planet.