Vinny Naidoo

Professor, Veterinary science, University of Pretoria

At 32, Professor Vinny Naidoo is the youngest South African veterinarian to obtain a PhD in Veterinary Science to date. But it's his research into vultures that has given him recognition as one of the top veterinary researchers in the country. He serves on the Veterinary Clinical Committee of the Medicines Control Council of South Africa and medicines committee that advises the South African Veterinary Association on matters pertaining to the veterinary use of medicinal products. His day job, though, is with the Department of Paraclinical Sciences in the faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria. � Liesl Venter

Lunch spot: John Dory, Pretoria