Dr. Charlie Boucher graduated from Onderstepoort (Faculty of Veterinary Science), University of Pretoria in 2002. Shortly after qualifying he went abroad to the United Kingdom where he spent the next 10 years working as a veterinary surgeon. During this time he obtained his general practitioner certificate in small animal surgery. He was also the practice director for a veterinary clinic in South- West London (Companion Care, Raynes Park) during most of his stay in the UK. He returned to South Africa in 2012 to pursue his dream and specialize in small animal surgery at the University of Pretoria. During his time at the university he was employed as a senior lecturer and in 2018 he was elected as the head of the Small Animal Surgery Department. He enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, but has a particular interest in orthopaedics and neurosurgery. During his spare time he enjoys fishing, hiking, running and mountain biking.