What we do
RuVASA (Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa) is a special interest group of SAVA (South African Veterinary Association). Membership is open to all veterinarians registered with the SAVC (South African Veterinary Council). Current members are dispersed throughout the country and neighbouring countries working in the private and public sector, universities, industries, laboratories and research institutions.
Purpose Describing The Main Business Of Ruminant Veterinary Association Of South Africa (RuVASA)
The main business of the Association is 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.
The main objectives of the Association are:
- To provide quality continuous professional development (CPD) to the RuVASA members, industry partners and customers.
- To foster collaboration between ruminant veterinarians and relevant producer organisations.
To this end, the intent of RuVASA is:
- To operate as an independent and autonomous entity but to work within the framework of the South African Veterinary Association in the interests of veterinarians involved with ruminants and related industry.
- To promote cost-effective health and production amongst ruminants in South Africa.
- To promote the image of the veterinarian to the farmer and producer of ruminants as a professional employed in all aspects of health and production in the industry.
- To liaise with all parties concerned with the production of ruminants and to promote closer cooperation between these parties.
- To act as the unified voice for the ruminant veterinarian.
- To promote continuing education and research in the field of ruminant health and production.
- To liaise and work with similar groups internationally.
RUVASA guidelines during COVID-19 lock-down
The Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA) would like would like to inform large animal practitioners of suggested guidelines that can be followed during the lock-down period for the COVID-19 outbreak.