The South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) is an association for registered members of the veterinary profession and represents the interests of its members, and in so doing, the interests of animals and the public.

Main Objects

The main objects of the Association are:

  • To promote and protect the collective interests of its membership in good standing
  • To promote veterinary science and the veterinary profession in all its aspects
  • To serve our country, South Africa

Short History of the SAVA


To be established as the professional body recognised and respected by all stakeholders, representing a united profession, acknowledged as the leaders in animal health, production and welfare.


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 and welfare of animals and mankind.