Vivid memories of mongoose
AFTER dabbling in the publishing industry, later becoming a meat inspector and then moving on to biodiversity management, the City of Cape Town’s newly retired chief vet has a vast array of memories.
Dr Elzette Jordan worked for the city for 26 years.
“I have always been an animal lover, but being a vet was not my first choice as a career. I was involved in the publishing world after I obtained my BA Honours in Philosophy from Stellenbosch University,” she said.
Jordan qualified as a vet at the University of Pretoria in 1988.
She started out in the city as a veterinary meat inspector at the Maitland abattoir in 1990. When this was closed down, she joined the biodiversity management branch.
Some of her best memories include working with birds of prey, mongoose and caracal.