Great Apes, unique wildlife and Rainforests in Uganda

2019-10-27T08:39:24+02:00Oct 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Amazing African Vet Safari in Uganda  Track mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, other primates, tree climbing lions, elephant, hippo, crocodiles, rare Shoebill storks and hundreds of other amazing birds; behind the scenes with researchers.... led by Dr Peter Brothers.... fit and ready for an amazing adventure? 23 June - 4 July 2020 17 - 28 July 2020 Great Apes, unique wildlife and Rainforests in Uganda Led by wildlife veterinarian, Dr Peter Brothers, and other specialised guides, you will not only have an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience on this safari, but your participation also gives financial support to the many [...]

Travelling with children – new South African Immigrations regulations

2018-05-28T16:16:20+02:00Jun 10th, 2014|Tags: , , |

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN Parents travelling with children would now be requested to provide an unabridged birth certificate (including the fathers and mothers details) of all travelling children.  This applies even when both parents are travelling with their children and it applies to foreigners and South Africans alike. When children are travelling with guardians, these adults are required to produce affidavits from parents proving permission for the children to travel. It is important for parents to note that unabridged birth certificate applications can take anything from six to eight weeks to complete. Following are the new [...]

Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course For Veterinary Students

2018-05-28T16:16:42+02:00Jan 13th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , |

This course is intended to give Veterinary students the opportunity to gain some technical knowledge involved in wildlife veterinary practice in South Africa and the immobilisation of wildlife, and uses theory and practical to achieve this aim. Students will receive lectures on a wide variety of topics, and will also be given practical demonstrations and opportunities to practice certain skills. While the topics are intended to be very practical, this course will not turn a Veterinary student into a “Wildlife Vet”, and this is not the intention. The knowledge and experience gained during this course should highlight some of the issues [...]

African Vet Safaris

2018-05-28T16:16:49+02:00May 25th, 2011|Tags: , , |

As many of you will know there has been a massive increase in poaching of rhino in South Africa over the past 3-4 years. Last year this took a very sad and bizarre twist when several Veterinarians were implicated in being involved in the illicit trade in rhino horn – not necessarily poaching (it is illegal to sell horn derived from dead animals/dehorned animals). Their cases are still pending but needless to say, whether they will be found guilty or not, this was (and still is) very bad publicity for the Veterinary profession. In addition it made the veterinary authorities that [...]