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.
Postal AddressARC Onderstepoort Veterinary ResearchPrivate Bag X5Onderstepoort0110
Physical AddressSoutpan Rd (M35)Onderstepoort0110
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General EnquiriesTel: +27 (0)12 529 9111Fax: +27 (0)12 565 6573E-Mail: