14.08.2023 | Welcome! Dr. Carolyn Chelchinskey

Posted in KUSA News

Shortly after her election as Vice-Chairman of DOGSPC, it is the pleasure and privilege of the Federal Council to welcome its newest member to the Board table. Carolyn is a qualified veterinarian and, for the past 17 years, has worked for a major International Pharmaceutical Company, currently as Business Unit Manager of its Animal Health Division. This has enabled her to not only apply her knowledge as a veterinary scientist, but to also hone her business skills in a key corporate position.

Carolyn has competed in Agility and Dog Jumping for several years, initially with Beagles and later moving on to training and running Shetland Sheepdogs. She’s had the honour of representing KUSA and South Africa at four FCI Agility World Championships, and earlier this year competed at the European Open in Denmark. As an internationally respected Agility and Dog Jumping Judge, Carolyn was invited to judge Agility at the Denmark Open in July 2023.


Carolyn has served on the DOGSPC Agility and Dog Jumping Sub-committee almost continuously since 2014, and also represents the Council on the National Sub-committees for Agility and Dog Jumping.

When Carolyn is not running her dogs, she actively competes in Showjumping, a sport in which she has achieved considerable success and many accolades.

The members of the Federal Council, together with the KUSA Office Staff, are looking forward to working with Carolyn and we are confident that her work on the Federal Council will broaden her horizons on dogdom even further. We look forward to her active involvement in South African  canine affairs at every level and trust that the fresh perspectives she’s likely to bring will not only benefit the work of the Federal Council, but  also contribute to our ongoing quest for solutions to the myriad of challenges faced by National Canine Organisations worldwide.