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-OVR is a flagship Campus 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
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
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: