MSD Animal Health Academy
About MSD Animal Health Academy
Advance through Animal Health Skills Qualifications
MSD Animal Health Academy is the academic and development department of MSD Animal Health that provides SAQA accredited training, industry customised courses and e-learning programmes to meet the needs of students, emerging farmers, farmworkers and established farming enterprises.
Our accreditation is provided through an Academic Industry Collaboration agreement with the International Agricultural Academy for Africa (Pty) Ltd, enabling our students to make use of the exciting technology of the Agripedia e-learn platform.
Mr Jacques van Rensburg
Jacques van Rensburg graduated with an Agricultural Science degree in 1990 from where he continued his studies to qualify as a Veterinary Technologist in 1994. After 12 years representing Bayer Animal Health in the small animal industry, he refocused his career toward marketing. After completing a marketing management diploma in 2000 he developed his marketing career and became an Snr. Product manager with Bayer Animal Health in 2007. He went on to complete his MBA in 2009 and joined the MSD Animal Health team in 2012 as an Snr. Marketing Specialist in the Ruminant department. In 2018 he became the National Marketing Manager for MSD and amongst others played a pivotal role in the successful introduction of the popular agricultural TV series “Landbouweekliks” hosted by the well-known animal health icon Dr Faffa Malan. He was key in the coordination of 8 seasons or 108 episodes from 2018 – 2020. He accepted a new role in 2020 as National training manager at MSD where he was given the responsibility to develop a new training department within MSD Animal health to improve the focus on high-quality technical training and development of MSD’s internal and external customers. He is currently also one of the short course facilitators for i3A.