Dave could accurately be described as one of life’s great enthusiasts; a great compliment in anyone’s book. He tackled sports, work, family life, and travel with great vigour.
For his effort, he was truly recognised by his colleagues (The Spirit of SAEVA Award) and the Thoroughbred Breeding Industry in KZN (Anita Akril Award) amongst many other awards (let alone the coveted Jantie du Preez Golf Award at the SAEVA Congress!)
Dave was a larger than life figure in the South African equine veterinary industry. He was president of the SAEVA not once, but twice and was a great mentor for his younger colleagues.
Dave was a natural leader, he and his wife Anne really excelled in improving SAEVA’s international relations during his presidency.
The veterinary profession lost a great man. Dave Mullins died after a battle with cancer but died as he lived, fighting. In the words of his wife Anne, “His passion for work was inspiring” and “…his zest for life was electric – a hard act to follow or even try to match”.
Dave was passionate about everything, his work, his golf, his profession, his country, but, most of all his family. It is in his family that Dave lives on.