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Dr. Matt Kopke

Veterinarian, BVSc (Honours)

Graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa

Over 13 years of veterinary experience


Matt's professional interests include gastroenterology, the nutritional management of pancreatitis, immune-mediated diseases, and the various ‘zebra’ cases that he tends to attract. In his spare time, Matt enjoys drinking coffee, watching horror movies, writing, drawing, and running.


In 2014, he completed a small animal rotating internship at Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (University of Pretoria), followed by a small animal internal medicine internship in 2015. From 2016-2017 Matt worked as an emergency veterinarian at Bryanston Veterinary Hospital before moving to New Zealand in 2017 to begin a small animal internal medicine residency at Massey University. After completing his residency in 2020, Matt joined Veterinary Nutrition Group to offer remote consultancy in internal medicine and nutrition, and in 2022 he became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Small Animal Internal Medicine.


Matt graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2009 with a BSc (majoring in veterinary biology), in 2013 with a BVSc, and in 2016 with BVSc (Honours) in small animal internal medicine and diagnostic imaging.

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