BVSc, MS(Vet physiol), MMedVet(Large Animal Surg), MMedVet(Diagnostic Im), Dipl. Tertiary Educ., Diplomate ECVDI, PhD
Ann Carstens (neé Olivier) graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa with a BVSc (1982), where after she worked as a State Veterinarian. Laboratory.
In 1987 Ann received an MS (Veterinary Physiology) at Texas A&M University, worked in an equine racing practice in Johannesburg and then completed a residency in large animal surgery in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. She received her MMedVet (Large Animal Surgery) in 1992 and a Diploma in Tertiary Education. In January 1999 she became associate professor and moved to the Diagnostic Imaging section of the faculty (2001), where she led the large animal diagnostic imaging sub-section. She became a Diplomate of the ECVDI in 2007 and received her MMedVet in Diagnostic Imaging in 2008. She headed the section Diagnostic Imaging from 2009 until August 2014 and in 2013 received her Phd: dGEMRIC in horse metacarpophalangeal joints).
Ann served on the ECVDI exam committee (2012-2017) and was chairman of the College’s equine examiner committee from 2015 - 2017. She is the Southern Africa representative of the IVRA (from January 2019) and was elected on the South African Veterinary Council in 2019 which she had to vacate due to relocation to Australia.
Ann served intermittently on the South African Equine Veterinary Association Executive until January 2015. She led the research and diagnostic imaging sections of the Equine-Librium College of Veterinary Physiotherapy in South Africa. She was co-winner with the “colic team” of the South African Veterinary Association Clinical prize in 1992 and was winner of the South African Veterinary Association Clinical prize in 1999.
From August 2014 - December 2019 Ann worked in a 2/8 post for the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. In January 2020 she relocated to Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga as professor in Diagnostic imaging in the School of Animal and Veterinary Science.
Ann has taught pregraduate Equine / Large Animal surgery and currently teaches pregraduate diagnostic imaging, small and large animals.
Ann has promoted / co-promoted 13 MSc/MMedVet students and is currently promoter of one MSc and co-promoter of one MSc (Univ Pretoria), and is a research promoter of one MMedVet(DIM) student.
Ann hosts bi-weekly postgraduate diagnostic imaging case discussions and rounds locally and internationally for Masters students and residents in Diagnostic Imaging and Equine Surgery and Medicine.
Ann presents online interactive postgraduate Diagnostic Imaging courses in Equine Radiology and Equine Non-radiological Diagnostic Imaging.
Ann's main interests are equine diagnostic imaging, particularly distal limb ultrasonography and MRI and equine respiratory Diagnostic Imaging.
Snyman LD, Olivier-Carstens A, Schultz RA, Labuschagne L. A preliminary investigation on changes in esophageal diameter and function of sheep recovering from vermeersiekte. Poisonous plants: global research and solutions. Edited by K Panter, USDA-ARS Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory, USA; T Wierenga, USDA-ARS Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory, USA; J Pfister, USDA-ARS Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory, USA 2007: 292-295
Selected figures with legends in "Colour atlas of Equine Diseases" published 2009
Carstens A, Smith RKW. Ultrasonography of the Foot and Pastern In Atlas of Equine Ultrasonography. Kidd JA,, Lu KG, Frazer ML (eds), 2014 John Wiley and Sons Limited, p 25-44. ISBN 978-0-470-65813-0
Carstens A Ultrasonography of the Carpus In Atlas of Equine Ultrasonography. Kidd JA, Lu KG, Frazer ML (eds), 2014 John Wiley and Sons Limited, p 107-124. ISBN 978-0-470-65813-0
The latter 2 chapters – currently undergoing revision for new edition 2020.