Board member: Dr. Welbourne Madzima

Dr W. MadzimaDr Welbourne Ndabaningi Madzima is a former Director of Veterinary Services from 2003 to 2005. He is currently an independent Livestock and Veterinary Consultant.

From 2005 to 2009 he was Project Manager on the SADC/EU Promotion of Regional Integration in the SADC Livestock Sector Project in Gaborone, Botswana. Thereafter, from 2011 to 2014 he was Technical Adviser in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development.

Dr Madzima holds a B Sc (Hons) degree in Agriculture, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and an M Phil degree in Veterinary Epidemiology. His key competency areas developed during 25 years of employment in the Department of Veterinary Services include: Epidemiological Disease Control, Project Management and Monitoring, as well as Development of Livestock Information Management Systems in Animal Production & Health, and Livestock Marketing and Trade.

Dr Madzima also attended professional development trainings in Foot-and-Mouth Disease Diagnosis and Control, Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics in Livestock Development, Management of Information in Veterinary and Livestock Services as well as Risk Analysis in Animal Health. He also undertook study tours to Veterinary Services in Australia and Veterinary Diagnostic and Toxicology Laboratories in the USA.

Dr Madzima is registered with the Council of Veterinary Surgeons of Zimbabwe and is a member of the Zimbabwe Veterinary Association. He has also been a Board member of several organisations, including the Cold Storage Company, Livestock Development Trust, Agricultural Committee of the Research Council of Zimbabwe and the Veterinary Committee of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe.