Historical Article

The history and achievements of the South African Veterinary Association

Colin M. Cameron
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 84, No 1 | a1034 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v84i1.1034 | © 2013 Colin M. Cameron | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 April 2013 | Published: 17 September 2013

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Colin M. Cameron, History Committee, South African Veterinary Association, South Africa


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Abstract

This article, which was originally designed as a power point presentation, focuses on the role and achievements of the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA). It is an organisation that has fostered functional cohesion not only within the profession, but also with the broader society in providing a socially and economically supportive animal care system. Some major factors that have enabled this achievement include: rational organisational structure of the SAVA; support of the promulgation and implementation of appropriate legislation; pursuance of initial and continued high quality education by various means; effective communication with the public and government bodies; international involvement; continued development of a visionary future to endorse the principle of ‘One World One Health’.

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History, Veterinary Association, veterinary profession

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