Senior Manager Research: Animal Health and Protection
- Dr Misheck Mulumba
Tel : +27(012) 529 9106, Fax: +27(012) 565 4667, E-mail: BofeloF@ar​c.agric.za​___________________________________________________________________________________________________

The ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Campus (ARC-OVR), has long tradition of veterinary research since its founding in 1908 by Sir Arnold Theiler It is nationally and internationally recognized as a veterinary centre of excellence. The ARC-OVI is a flagship institution of the Agricultural Research Council and plays an important role in maintaining the health of our national herd and wildlife.

The mission of ARC-OVR is to provide scientific support for Veterinary Services in effective risk management for quality of life for all in South Africa. The ARC-OVR strives to deliver world-class veterinary research in providing scientific support. Research activities focus on the development and improvement of vaccines and diagnostic tests, applying the latest molecular biological techniques.

OVR promotes animal health and welfare by providing an effective and efficient diagnostic service and producing vaccines against Foot and mouth and tick-borne diseases. OVR is the collaborating centre for both the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) surveillance and control of animal diseases in Africa and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations for the emergency preparedness for transboundary animal diseases for Africa.

The following products are available from OVR Supply Shop: CDs, Parasite kits, Post cards, Posters, Publications, Slide sets, Theiler Guesthouse, Videos and Visits.

​​​​​​​Contact Us

Postal Address
ARC Onderstepoort Veterinary Research
Private Bag X5

Physical Address
Soutpan Rd (M35)

Google map to ARC-OVI
Directions to ARC-OVI

General Enquiries
Tel: +27 (0)12 529 9111

Fax: +27 (0)12 565 6573
E-Mail: ovi-info@arc.agric.za​