WELCOME TO VET BOOKS FOR AFRICA
Vets on a Mission
HOW IT GOT STARTED
Vet Books for Africa is a truly unique, student-run venture that was established in 1993 with the aim to empower our fellow Veterinary Universities in other countries and to build sustainable international relations between veterinary students.
We are based in Onderstepoort, Pretoria, South Africa, at the University of Pretoria.
Every two years, a group of 8 South African Veterinary students take on the 5+ week trip up in Africa, making a bigger impact every time.
So far we have collectively made 16 trips, reached 8 universities, traveled more than 100 000 kilometers and distributed approximately 3000 books.
We aim to distribute textbooks, journals and other veterinary supplies and equipment to veterinary faculties, rural communities and schools in various countries of Africa, while aiding and volunteering at veterinary clinics and conservation sanctuaries en route.
We strive to promote education and conservation through our actions and to unite veterinary students of Africa in order to achieve the ultimate goal of preserving this world for generations to come.
Unlocking the true potential of conservation in Africa through the education of its people. One Health. One Africa.