Date and time: 
Wed, 2019-01-09 08:30
Location / Venue: 

Dean's Office, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, CAVS

Group Photo of the Visiting Vet. Students from University of Pretoria, South Africa together with the Dean, Faculty of Vet. Medicine, Chairman, Dept. of Vet. Pathology, Faculty members staff members and the Vet. Student leaders

On Wednesday 9th January 2019, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi received six (6) visiting veterinary students from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. The visiting students were Donavin Reynolds, Graham Taylor, Wikus Weideman, Daisy Gidlow, Cornie Randlehoff and Luke Michaelides, who are affiliated to Vet Books for Africa.

Vet Books for Africa is a student-run initiative at the University of Pretoria. The project whose mission is “Vet students on a mission to uplift veterinary education throughout Africa!” aims to distribute veterinary text books, journals and other educational tools to veterinary faculties in a number of countries in southern and central Africa.

During the visit to the University of Nairobi, they were on a six weeks road trip to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Malawi. The project is completely dependent on sponsorship and donations from various companies and institutions. In addition to visiting the universities, Vet Books for Africa also volunteers resources and time to several charities not just en route, but also at home in South Africa.

 The visiting students first paid a courtesy call to the Dean and Associate Dean of the Faculty in the Dean’s office. They then met members of staff and students in the Large Pathology Lecture Theatre, Pathology Building, where they made a presentation of the objectives and activities of Vet Books for Africa.

The team then donated surgical equipment and over fifty (50) books on various topics in Veterinary Medicine. The surgical equipment which included suture materials, needles, syringes and moulds to be used by students to practice suture patterns will be handed over to the Department of Clinical Studies. The books will be sent to the University Library.

The visiting students also took a tour of Kabete Campus which was led by students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi.












Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2022-12-30 18:30
Contact Person: 

Prof. Maingi, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine