One month to go!

In exactly a month’s time we will be embarking on our mission up into Africa to deliver veterinary books and equipment to universities and charities in various African countries. After 2 years of hard work, fundraising and intense planning, we’re finally nearly there. It’s an exciting time for every one of us and we can’t wait to make a difference in the lives of both animals and people wherever we can.

Charity Wishlists

Alongside visiting the veterinary libraries during our outreach, the Vet Books for Africa team would also be stopping by a number of charities, donating time as well as some items of need!

Reaching out to Schools and Charities is part of our mission

 Below is a compilation of the wish lists of those charities- Should you like to make a contribution of any of these items for us to deliver through, it will certainly make a great difference!

 The charities we plan to visit are:

 The KSPCA (Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals)
Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust
Wildlife Action Group
LSPCA (Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals)
Mamoli Mission Mozambique
AWARE (Animal and Wildlife Area Research and Rehabilitation)
Tanzania Animal Welfare Society


  •  Dog toys
  • Cat toys
  • Bedding for cats/dogs
  • Treats for cats/dogs
  • Blankets
  • Collars and leads
  • Water and food bowls for cats/dogs
  • Pencil cases
  • Pen
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Sharpeners
  • Colour pencils
  • Deflated footballs
  • World maps
  • Guide books (trees, mammals, birds, reptiles)
  • Binoculars
  • School bags
  • Quality clothes/shoes (age 5 – adult)


  • Sleeping bags
  • Battery chargers
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • External hard drives
  • GPS
  • Army hats
  • Backpacks (brown)
  • Torches


  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Cooking utensils
  • Pots and Pans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Fitted and flat single sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillow cases
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing equipment (reel / wire)
  • Beads
  • Colouring books
  • Paint brushes
  • Art paints
  • Colouring pencils
  • Lego
  • Educational toys


  • Centrifuge
  • Blood testing equipment
  • Microhaematocrit reader
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Otoscope
  • Refractometer
  • TB Hauptner calipers


All you need to do is simply drop off said item into a donation box which can be found:

1. At the library of the Arnold Theiler building

2. In front of room 829, Old Res building of the Onderstepoort Residence (Ben Muller)

3. In front of room B2-146 of the Onderstepoort Residence (Jacqui Stafford)

Or contact us at:

Ashleigh Knowles 072 157 5522

Ben Muller 073 280 7875

Jacqui Stafford 082 744 8763

The Vet Books for Africa Team would like to take this opportunity to thank all students and faculty members for all contributions, big and small, thus far in ensuring the success of our outreach. Our anticipated date of departure is the 29th of October 2012.