What we do







RuVASA (Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa) is a special interest group of SAVA (the South African Veterinary Association).

Membership is open to all registries of the South African Veterinary Council – please enquire from SAVA on debbie@sava.co.za. Current members are dispersed throughout the country, working as private veterinarians, state veterinarians and lecturers at Universities.

Aims, Vision and Mission of RuVASA


To adopt a leadership and guidance role for veterinary issues relating to livestock with a particular emphasis on ruminant populations to ensure food security and safety and to support related enterprises and systems wherein owners derive benefit.


Define, develop and market veterinary services that will enhance:

  • cost-effective animal production
  • quality of animal products
  • the value of animal products


  • cows in circleTo function in conjunction with the South African Veterinary Association.
  • To work within the framework of the South African Veterinary Association in the interest of veterinarians involved in the livestock industry.
  • To promote cost-effective health and production amongst all livestock in Southern Africa.
  • To promote the image of veterinarians to the farmer and livestock producer as a professional employed in all aspects of health and production in the industry.
  • To liaise with all parties concerned with livestock production and to promote closer co-operation between these parties.
  • To act as a unified voice for the livestock veterinarians.
  • To promote research and provide continuing education in the field of livestock health and production.
  • To liaise and work with similar groups internationally.

Please visit: www.ruvasa.co.za

Chairperson: Dr Marike Badenhorst [platkopdierekliniek@gmail.com]

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