Scopex Laboratories is founded and managed by Sandy Rogers. Sandy is a native of New Zealand. Her fascination with animals began at a very young age and she has had a lifelong love of horses.
Sandy studied at Lincoln University towards a Bachelor of Science. Her interest in animal science led her to being offered a research project collaborating with the Christchurch School of Medicine and Lincoln University. Sandy graduated in 1997 with a Master of Science in Animal Physiology with first class honours with her research published in international scientific journals.
Following her graduation, Sandy decided to take a year out from research. She took a position in the pathology laboratory within Canterbury Health, before travelling around Africa to immerse herself in a 84 day wildlife safari. There she fell in love with the African continent and its wildlife.
Upon Sandy’s return she moved to Australia and undertook employment with the Baker Medical Research Institute in Melbourne as a research assistant in 2001. Once Sandy gained her citizenship she applied and was eventually accepted by the University of Queensland into a Veterinary Science Course.
Sandy graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology in 2013. Although she did not become a vet, she welcomes the freedom to choose her own working hours. Sandy is excited about the next chapter of her life, providing professional parasitology services in her own laboratory.
Sandy is now happily settled on the Sunshine Coast with her partner of 15 years and their beautiful 9 year old daughter. Sandy calls Mooloolah Valley home now, where she looks after her 2 horses, cat, dog and her daughter’s tame budgies. Sandy can’t imagine not having animals in her daily life.