Although the primary aim of Vet Books has always been to distribute much needed supplies to the various countries that we travel through, we also make it a mission not to forget the communities right at our back door. This has led to a metamorphosis of the two years leading up to the actual trip from merely fundraising to one which incorporates community engagement as well. The 2014 team was the first to trail blazed with their involvement in the PETS – Pet Empowerment in Townships organization as well as a spayathon in October 2014. Since then the Vet Books for Africa teams have grown from strength to strength with supporting the local communities. The 2018 team would like to step up to the challenge by building on the foundation set by the previous teams.