Vanessa van der Watt is the Regulatory Manager for V-Tech. She qualified as a Pharmacist in 1999 at the University of North West where she was also awarded a certificate in Business Management and a special group award for Best Formulation in Pharmaceuticals. Vanessa has a GMP for Management certification.
Before joining V-Tech, Vanessa worked at various pharmaceutical companies which included 5 years at 2 multi-national companies as a Production Pharmacist and 4 years as a Sales Representative also for a multi-national. She joined V-Tech Pharmacy in 2010 as a Production Pharmacist and was later promoted to a Responsible Pharmacist in 2013. Vanessa was promoted again in 2016 to the position of Regulatory Manager for V-Tech.
Resistance to Colistin discovered in SA poultry
NATIONAL NEWS – A national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance programme has reportedly identified and confirmed the first ever known case in South Africa of resistance to Colistin.
Prudent use of antimicrobials in the poultry industry – The V-Tech Actif™ Plan
Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) has become an international topic due to the increase in trends of resistance patterns. Most developed countries put plans and strategies in place to manage AMR. This global problem and its impact on the health of people and animals necessitated the development of the V-Tech Actif™ plan.
Are antibiotics effective in treating human diseases
The World Health Organisation has indicated that there are an increasingly limited number of antibiotics available to treat human diseases effectively, and have previously issued a list of critically-important medicines that need to be protected.
Policy on responsible use of antimicrobials of the world veterinary association
The availability and use of antimicrobials for animals is essential to ensure go animal health and welfare. However, there is a risk that, as with their use in humans, the inappropriate use of antimicrobials in animals may contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
We employ 45 people which include veterinarions, pharmacists, veterinarian nurses, a verterinarian technicians, pharmacy assistants, a microbioligist, a food technologist, a physiologist and a pharmaceutical scientist.