South Africa Veterinary Foundation

The South African Veterinary Foundation was founded in 1984 and is a non-profit, Article 21 company (fund raising number 022002390002). The foundation was established to raise money to promote a greater understanding of animals by means of research and an informed public.

Foundation Mandate

To promote and advance Veterinary and other Biological Sciences in all their aspects. This includes supporting veterinary research at all levels, to fund bursaries and loans for veterinary studies and to invest and administer various financial portfolios in order to promote the knowledge, image and status of the Veterinary and Paraveterinary Professions and practice within Southern Africa resulting in improved quality of life for animal and man.


South African Veterinary Association


Latest News 

Mercantile Bank partners with the South African Veterinary Foundation

Mercantile Bank have also partnered with the South African Veterinary Association and are sponsoring their community veterinary clinics initiative which aims to teach responsible pet ownership, establish education systems.  ..Read more


2016 Bursary

Best achievement in Small Animal Medicine Award

At a student prize giving at the end of 2017 Mercantile Bank partnered with the SAVF to give a prize to the BVSc IV student with the best achievement in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. The recipient of the SAVF Pet Memorial - Mercantile Bank prize was Ashleigh Glover. . .  ..Read more


2015 Bursary

Long standing service to the veterinary profession acknowledged

Two board members of SAVF were recently acknowledged for 21 years of service to the veterinary profession through The South African Veterinary Foundation... ..Read more


New Projects 

Vets United against Rhino poaching.The last decade has seen a 4500% increase in the number of rhino poached in South Africa. The current rate of poaching brings the tipping point for the specie's survival closer every day. The Foundation is raising money to aid in researching rhino diseases and survival. By donating to the Rhino and Conservation Fund, you can make a difference to the future of this magnificent specie.

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