Saai attended the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (Ruvasa) congress on 9 May at Misty Hills Country Hotel in Muldersdrift to announce the donation of veterinary equipment towards resource-poor communities.
Ruvasa is a special interest group of Sava (South African Veterinary Association). Their main objective is to adopt a leadership and guidance role for veterinary issues relating to livestock. They mainly focus on ruminant populations and strive to ensure food security and safety. Ruvasa has a vast network of veterinarians across the country and access to various resource-poor communities and developing farmers.
During the gala dinner Saai, together with Vertice Medical Supplies – a division of Vertice Medtech Group, was honoured to handover a cheque with the stock value of R833 222 to the Ruvasa chairperson Dr Marika Badenhorst. Badenhorst stated that with Ruvasa’s network and their well-connected veterinarians they, together with Saai, can ensure that all these supplies reach the communities that need them the most.
“Vertice, a trusted supplier and distributor with over 25 years of experience specialising in the import, export, and distribution of medical products, contacted Saai with this opportunity. We were delighted to take on this project because we recognize the crucial role that farmers play in sustaining our food supply and the importance of supporting their efforts. By providing this equipment to the veterinarians who work with them, we hope to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of their livestock,” says Marlize Grobbelaar, a coordinator at Saai.
“The donation of this equipment will enable veterinarians to provide more comprehensive and cost-effective veterinary services to farmers in developing communities. This will not only improve the health and wellbeing of the animals, but it will also contribute to increased productivity and profitability for farmers. Moreover, the donated veterinary equipment can be used on-site in rural areas, which eliminates the need for transporting animals to clinics or facilities,” Grobbelaar concludes.