March Raffle Draw

Our March Raffle Month has come to a close. Thank you to all those who bought tickets to support us, your help is very much appreciated!

Congratulations to our following raffle winners:

The Sun city zipline – Donald Kale
Reptile Handling Course – Loyd Modimogale-
Walk with Lions – Samuel Mashishi
Eukanuba Dog Hamper – Ricky Wilken
Eukanuba Cat Hamper – James Anderson
Soweto Towers Bungee – Michael Sutton
SCAD Freefall – Tiaan Visser

Keep your eyes peeled on our website and Facebook page for our next Vet Books fundraiser 🙂

Starting 2014 with a Bang!

So we’ve been a bit quiet so far this year, sorry fans! But we assure you its only because we have some great things in the making for this year and are eager to get to planning and hosting the numerous fundraisers we have in store. Keep your eyes fixed on our Facebook page and website for regular updates and the on-goings of our team this year and for the numerous ways that you can show your support for our cause!

Coming up will be our March Raffle Month 🙂 And with the prizes we have in store you will all be queuing to get your tickets for sure! Just a little snippet of what we have to offer…like the rush of throwing yourself off 100m high structures? Yes?!…Well Orlando Towers has amazingly sponsored a free 100m Bungee and SCAD Freefall off the Soweto Towers worth R780.00 to the lucky winner of this particular raffle draw!! And there will be several more raffle prizes up for grabs so stay tuned 🙂 

Thanks so much to Orlando Towers for their support towards the Vet Books for Africa 2014 journey! Check out their website www.orlandotowers.co.za and come raffle time, get your ticket for this once in a life time adrenaline rush! ;D

Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge a SUCCESS!

This time yesterday our riders were, we’re sure, home with their legs up and enjoying a well deserved rest after the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge. Despite nature’s decision to provide us with a VERY hot and humid day, and the fact that most of our team started later and rode through midday, all of our riders conquered the monstrous and challenging race that is the 94.7! The Vet Books committee would like to once again thank Isuzu South Africa, Hill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa and Umthunzi Boutique Hotel for their sponsorship of our shirts as well as Umthunzi’s pledge to donate R2 to Vet Books for Africa for every like of their facebook page! A huge thank must also go to our team- Sumari Beumer; Chris, Resia, Theresa, Cornette and Ilze Blignaut; Glen Bosman; Luke Chambers; Rosie Cronje; Louis Du Toit; Nic Foce; com members Moritz, Brad, Matthew and Kelsey; Aqil Jeenah; Clive Mey; Kyle Piears; Linette, Marike, Willem and Petri van der Walt; Alex Westerink; Theo Schoeman and Dr Anthea Fleming. We couldn’t have done it without your guys’ support and commitment to our project. We were honoured to have you on our team and enjoyed riding beside you! Thank you so much to everyone who made this fundraiser possible and we look forward to seeing Vet Books for Africa and our team members participating once again in next years Cycle Challenge! 🙂 🙂
Team Vet Books for Africa 

News Update :)

A BIIIIG thank you to Tuks Alumni for their generous sponsorship to the 2014 Vet Books trip today. We are extremely grateful, your contribution has helped us get one step closer to our goals for the trip. Thank you 🙂 🙂

We are also just over 3 weeks away to this years Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge! We look forward to having the following people wear our Vet Books jersey in support of our project 🙂

Sumari Beumer; Chris, Resia, Theresa, Cornette and Ilza Blignaut; Luke Chambers; Rosa-marie Cronje; Louis Du Toit; Nicholas Foce; Moritz Huber, Kyle Piears; Matthew Huckle; Bradley Taylor; Aqil Jeenah; Clive Mey; Linnetee, Willem, Petrus and Marike van der Walt and Alex Westerink; Theo; Glen Bosman and Anthea Flemming.

We would also like to give a huge thank you to Isuzu SA, Hills Pet Nutrition and Umthuzi Boutique Hotel for their sponsorship of our official Vet Books for Africa cycle jerseys- they look great 🙂 Go like their facebook pages 🙂 !!

And last but not least, the team is looking forward to yet another PETS Spayathon this Saturday in Lenasia- bring on the dogs 🙂

Countdown to the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge begins!

Exciting news, we have our official 20 man team for the Momentum 94.7 cycle challenge so we will most definitely be getting the word of our cause out there on the day 🙂 We are still looking for more riders so if any of you are …competing or know some friends/family that are please ride for our cause 🙂
We must send out a huge thank you to Isuzu South AfricaHill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa and Umthunzi Boutique Hotel for their sponsorship of the Vet Books for Africa cycling jersey’s that our riders will be racing in 🙂
Umthunzi has also generously agreed to donate R2 to Vet Books for every like they get on their facebook page so please all go visit and like their page and help us raise some funds 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Umthunzi-Boutique-Hotel/105823622782016?fref=ts
Exciting days ahead 🙂

PETS August Spayathon

The team spent a long yet rewarding day working together with PETS (www.pets.org.za) , all its volunteers and the veterinarians on duty in Orange Farm, Lenasia on Saturday 3 August.
 
Starting at 7 that morning we unpacked all the donations, laid out the tables for the deworming and vaccination stations and prepped the operating room. The day proved to be both tough and tiring, yet rewarding and inspiring to see just how many people from the community participated.
 
It’s always tough to see the conditions of life in communities such as Orange Farm, but it was amazing to see that-much to popular belief- many pet owners are not negligible and cruel, but caring and truly concerned for the welfare of their pets. We saw over 250 dogs (and even some cats) that were vaccinated and dewormed, and the vets managed approximately 40 sterilization procedures.
 
A truly amazing experience  and a very meaningful project to have been involved with!
 
 

Dodging in support of Vet Books for Africa

On Wednesday, 24 July, Vet Books held their very first Dodegball event at Onderstepoort.

The day was a great success with 17 participating teams and even more spectators. It was amazing to see the kind of support we have from the students at OP and we look forward to hosting an even bigger Dodegball day next year!!

A big thank you to all those that got involved and showed their support and a HUGE thank you to Hills Pet Nutrition and Red Bull for their sponsorship of some fantastic prizes that we were able to provide several teams at the event!

We look forward to next year =)

Roots & Shoots Kenya, here we come!

A great partnership has been formed with Roots & Shoots Kenya, an initiative of the Jane Goodall Institute. We will be visiting them on our trip and working together with the Chief Veterinary Officer, Dean of the Veterinary Faculty, the Kenya Veterinary Association and Kenya Wildlife Services (the doctor of whom is a past OP student and University alumni member themselves =D)! Our involvement with them will take us to the local Maasai Mara community lands where we will partner up with volunteer students from the faculty and aid with vaccination programs of the livestock and domestic pets in the area!
An amazing opportunity has presented itself and we feel that much closer to achieving our goal of international cooperation  with veterinary faculties across Africa.