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RIETTE THERON, B.TECH VET TECH, M.TECH AGRICULTURE - CHAIRPERSON
Riette works for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and is responsible for conducting technical laboratory audits at Veterinary Laboratories to get them DAFF approved (approved by DAFF to perform laboratory tests on controlled and notifiable diseases), as well as facility inspections to get them compliant according to criteria set by DAFF (bio-security and biosafety). Compliance inspections are performed on Bio-security Level 3 facilities, animal quarantine facilities and facilities that apply for Section 20 research projects. She also assist in generating, reviewing and updating quality documents and standard operating procedures. 

She is registered with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) and the Chairperson of the South African Association for Veterinary Technologists (SAAVT). She is a Technical Assessor for the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) according to ISO 17025. She is also a Technical assessor for the South African Development Countries Accreditation System (SADCAS) and perform assessments in SADC and other African countries. She is an active member of the SANAS Scientific Technical Committee (STC) as well as the South African Veterinary Laboratory Scientific Forum (SAVLSF) and serve on various task teams. She is also a member of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Veterinary Programme Advisory Committee.

Due to the fact that she travels a lot, she love spending time with her husband and son and their adorable (ADHD) Labrador.
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