History of SAVA

The history of the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) had a useful prelude and a very eventful course. The first step towards the establishment of a local organised veterinary profession dates from the inauguration of the Transvaal Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) on 16 February 1903 in Johannesburg. Capt. J. Irvine-Smith was elected as its first […]

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Credo

We, the members of the Association, resolve at all times: To honour our profession and its Code of Ethics To maintain and uphold high professional and scientific standards To use our professional knowledge, skill and resources to protect and promote the health and welfare of animals and humans To further the status and image of […]

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Mission Statement

The South African Veterinary Association aims to serve its members and to further the status and image of the veterinarian. We are committed to upholding the highest professional and scientific standards, and to utilising the professional knowledge, skill and resources of our members, to foster close ties with the community and thus promote the health […]

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Role of SAVA

What does the SAVA do for its members, for our colleagues, for the public? Wat doen die SAVV vir sy lede, vir ons kollegas en die publiek? When one reads the authorative book by Bigalke and Verwoerd “Onderstepoort 1908 – 2008, one is immediately impressed by the essential role that veterinarians played not only in […]

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