Dr Heidi Schroeder qualified as a veterinarian from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort, in 1988. She obtained her MMedVet(Med) – Specialist Physician degree from the same university in 1994. During this time, she was a senior lecturer in the Small Animal Medicine Department. She left the University in 1996 to start a Small Animal Medicine referral practice in Pretoria. She has a special interest in Dermatology and attends to many dermatological referral cases. She has been lecturing to veterinarians all over South Africa on a variety of dermatological topics and has written several cpd articles on various dermatology topics. She was awarded a sponsorship by the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) to attend the 8th World congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeaux in 2016. Together with Prof Andy Leisewitz, she founded the South African Veterinary Dermatology Interest group which aims to promote dermatology in South Africa.