Research Support Philosophy

The SAVF funds research projects that will benefit the health of animals and is not detrimental to animals. For this purpose, the SAVF will only consider funding a project that has been approved by a recognised institution’s Ethics and Research Committee. Furthermore, the trustees of the SAVF also evaluate each study based on relevance, scientific soundness and humane treatment.

Once a study is completed, the results of the research project is published in the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association or an international peer-reviewed journal on the ISI list of journals, as well as presented at a South African Veterinary Association congress or other appropriate SA congress.