Vet Books for Africa

Vets on a mission

We’re sitting in Bulowayo, finally  with a bit of breathing space and enough time to finally update the site. We’ve had an insane few days getting things ready, packing and we finally hit the road yesterday. So far not any major problems, but from tonight onward we won’t have access to to internet via a laptop. This means that we won’t be able to update the site until we return.   Read More ...

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“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” ~ Disraeli We would like to thank Nosipho Motlhabane and the 3M™ team for their generous donation of Littmann Classic III Stethoscopes. This model of stethoscope is the most advanced in the range – helping millions of medical professionals achieve their best. Its high acoustic sensitivity allows for performing most   Read More ...

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Vet Books is really excited to announce that we will be appearing on Grootplaas for an interview with none other than Elsa Esterhuizen. We’ll be discussing what Vet Books is about and what our primary mission is, as well as elaborate a bit more on where our journey will take us this year and the places that we’ll be helping out along the way. Make sure you tune in Kyknet   Read More ...

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On the 13th of October, the Onderstepoort students gathered for the great biennial Vet Books dodgeball tournament. It was expected to be a thriller, with teams from all five of the major corridors ready to leave to defend their honour. Helshoogte reigned supreme in pool one, winning all of their matches – Marli Havenga doing particular damage with her wickedly powerful throws. Pool two was a much tighter affair, with   Read More ...

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It is with much ado that we present our largest sponsor to come on board this year: Avima.   Avima, which is a division of Ascendis health, is a company involved in the agricultural industry, especially pest and vector control. They play a vital role in maintaining food security and animal welfare of livestock within Southern Africa, through both their products and their research in and development of sustainable vector   Read More ...

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For any faculty staff, clinicians or students wishing to support our mission: If you have any academic veterinary text books that you haven’t used in a while and wish to donate them to a good cause we would love to get hold of them. Vet Books for Africa will be travelling through Africa on a six week trip during November and December 2016 and will be dropping off these academic books to various   Read More ...

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Every Year Merrifield Preparatory School and College in East London presents an award to a charity which they feel stands by their ethos and is making positive difference in the world. After hearing that one of their past pupils was involved in this years Vet Books for Africa trip, after much deliberation, they decided to present this award and it financial donation to Vet Books for Africa. We would like   Read More ...

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The vet books team wants to make a massive thank you out to the South African Veterinary Association, and especially to the Young Members Group. Although the aim of the organization is to help guide new veterinarians in their first five years of professional life, the group has made an exception and has decided to help us eight vet students even before we qualify! We recommend that any young veterinarian   Read More ...

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Avimune, a specialist poultry veterinary service, has continued to show their commitment to our continent – not just within our borders, but also abroad. Following on from their visit to Congo Poultry near the small town of Maluku (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Avimune has decided to support Vet Books with finances for both fuel and accommodation. Their contribution will play a vital role in our trip, and we greatly   Read More ...

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We’re very please to announce that the partnership which started in 2014 between Tabard and Vet Books for Africa is set to continue into this trip as well. In 2014 Tabard very generously donated a large amount of their products to the Vet Books team to use on their trip up to Kenya. Despite the teams best efforts, they were unable to use all of the supplies that they had   Read More ...

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