Small Animal

Small Animal

The Eastern Cape is one of the most poverty-stricken areas of South Africa; most of these communities have no access to veterinary care or education about animal welfare. Participants help to treat animals in these communities and teach residents about proper care, handling, and nutrition at our clinic and through our community project.

Non-Profit Clinic

Opening for the 2017 season!

The Safari4u Community Veterinary Clinic is a non-profit institution that services the animals of the Chintsa Village and surrounding area by treating various injuries and illnesses such as Mange, Biliary, Transmissible Venereal Tumors, open wounds and abscesses. Basic spay and neuter surgeries should decrease the prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, aggression, and malnourishment.

The clinic also serves as a learning opportunity for our students. Unlike vets in normal practice, our Program Vet is there to teach students and answer questions. Students shadow the vet throughout the day, including surgery where they will observe anesthetization, patient prep, surgery, and recovery. Students can even practice suturing on simulation skin pads.

At least 1 day within a 2-week period

Community Project

Animals in remote areas are by far the most in need of veterinary care- through our community project, we serve animals with no access to veterinary medicine in the Transkei. Students can expect to perform clinical exams and treat internal and external parasites, tick-borne diseases, minor wounds, and infection. It’s important that our students appreciate the cultural beliefs and customs of the local people when working in the community. Students learn about Xhosa culture and experience life in the village by grinding maize, making mud bricks., and visiting the orphanage.

At least 3 days within a 2-week period

NOTE: This program shadows the life of a mixed-practice veterinarian in South Africa. Wildlife, small animal, and large animal aspects are all covered within a 2-week period, however, activities are planned according to the needs of the community. Therefore, we cannot guarantee which species or activities will be offered at any given time.


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Safari4u Veterinary Program

106 Barracuda Street, Chintsa East, South Africa 5275

PO Box 422 Kwelera, Eastern Cape, South Africa 5259

+27 (0)81 814 9917