From his early school days, Dux used to volunteer on weekends at the local SPCA in South Africa. As a veterinary student, he worked part time at an exotic animal hospital and volunteered at an International primate rescue organization (IPR) and Vulpro birds of prey sanctuary.
After graduating in 2012 from Onderstepoort in South Africa, he worked at a small animal hospital in Randfontein, South Africa before moving to the UK in 2013 when he joined us. He also worked in the Companion Care Vets Fareham Collingwood and Companion Care Vets Fareham Park gate sister surgeries. In 2015 he transferred to the Companion Care Vets Colchester to advance his experience in orthopaedic surgery. In 2016 he rejoined the Waterlooville and Portsmouth surgeries to further his experience in exotics.
Dux has a keen interest in exotic animals and would one day like to specialize in exotic wildlife medicine and surgery. He currently volunteers at local wildlife rescue centres on his days off. He is presently also studying part time for Elizabeth Whiter’s Certificate in Natural Food Animal Remedies course with a specific interest in the field of zoopharmacognosy.
Dux lives in Waterlooville with his dog, Merry who came over from South Africa with him. Outside of work he enjoys indoor and outdoor rock climbing, fire dancing, reading, travelling, hiking and meditation.