Promoting and advancing Veterinary and other Biological Sciences

Research

The SAVF funds research projects that will benefit the health of animals and is not detrimental to animals. The results of each research project are published.

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Projects

The SAVF funds projects that will benefit the health and welfare of animals as well as projects that lead to greater understanding of animals and their problems.

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Books

One of the Foundation’s objectives is to promote publications related to veterinary matters and the care of animals in order to improve our understanding of animals.

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Donations

You can make a difference to help the animals and veterinary education of students of South Africa by supporting SAVF projects. Your donation can be applied to a fund of your choice.

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Our aim is to promote a greater public understanding of animals through research

Our work includes supporting veterinary research at all levels, funding bursaries for veterinary studies and investing and administering a variety of financial portfolios to promote the knowledge, image and status of the Veterinary and Paraveterinary Professions and practice within Southern Africa.

Our general purpose is to improve the quality of life for both animal and mankind.

Formation and Purpose

The South African Veterinary Foundation was founded in 1984 and is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) (registration number 1984 / 003967 / 08) and is registered with the Department of Social Development as a registered Public Benefit Organisation with registration number 930001649.

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 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.

The Latest News

Students receive SAVF bursaries

The chairman of the SA Veterinary Foundation, Dr Joubert Viljoen, recently addressed the BVSc V student class at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty. Foundation sponsorship for students includes the bursaries, prize for the best student in Small Animal Clinical...

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The Latest News

Students receive SAVF bursaries

The chairman of the SA Veterinary Foundation, Dr Joubert Viljoen, recently addressed the BVSc V student class at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty. Foundation sponsorship for students includes the bursaries, prize for the best student in Small Animal Clinical...

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Student Prize Giving

At a student prize giving in March 2018 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 Michelle...

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More About Us

South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) VetNews Supplement on the SAVF in Nov 2008 (1).

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South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) VetNews Supplement on the SAVF in Nov 2008 (2).

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Explanation of different elements in the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) logo.

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