S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Schultz, Prof Kunibert Carl August (veterinary pathology)

Born: 9 January 1900, Edenburg, Free State, South Africa.
Died: 4 August 1984, Pretoria, South Africa.
Prof Kunibert Carl August Schultz

K.C.A. Schultz studied at the University College of the Orange Free State and was awarded the degree Bachelor of Science (BSc) by the University of South Africa in 1921. He then qualified as a veterinarian at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Pretoria at Onderstepoort in 1925. The next year he became a member of the South African Veterinary Medical Association. In 1931 he was awarded the degree Dr Med Vet at the University of Leipzig, Germany, for his thesis Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyometra des Rindes. Following service as a government veterinary officer at Otjiwarango (Namibia, 1926-1930), Kimberley (1932-1935) and Cape Town he joined the staff at Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Institute in the Department of Pathology. He also lectured in pathology at the Veterinary Faculty and was eventually promoted to professor and head of the department. His main interest was pathological conditions associated with mineral deficiencies.

While stationed at Kimberley Schultz was involved in a dramatic incident, having his lower jaw shattered by a shot from a farmer whose dourine infected horse he had to destroy.

List of sources:
Author and Subject Index to the Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Science and Animal Industry (1933-1950) and the Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research (1951-1968). Pretoria: Department of Agriculture, June 1969.

Brown, M.H.V. & Curson, H.H. The veterinary profession in South Africa. 6: Theses for the doctorate. Journal of the South African Veterinary Medical Association, 1933, Vol. 4(3), pp. 186-188.

Posthumus, P.J. Past Veterinarians in South Africa, (10th edition), Vol.2, [1992].

Register of veterinarians of the Union of South Africa and South West Africa. Journal of the South African Veterinary Medical Association, 1929, Vol. 1(3), pp. 77-82.

Compiled by: D.W. Verwoerd