It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our annual branch congress taking place from 17-19 April 2020 at Stonehenge River Lodge in Parys.

This year we encourage you all to bring your family along for the weekend.  The weekend will consist of organised events including lectures, our AGM and of course plenty of socializing.

The congress will start on Friday morning, with the Official Congress dinner, sponsored by Lakato on Friday Evening.  The congress will continue on Saturday, including our AGM in the afternoon and ending at approximately 4pm.  For those who wish to stay over, there will be an informal Braai on Saturday evening. RSVP is essential.

Registration on early rates are open now at

We have tried to keep the registration costs as close as possible to the 2019 fees with only slight increases in all categories.

The year 2020 is also a special year in the history of veterinary science in South Africa as we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the South African Veterinary Association.  During 2020, the “twin centenaries of veterinary education and national association” will be celebrated and commemorated and will culminate in a Vet100 Congress, from 30 June – 2 July 2020 at Onderstepoort and we encourage all our branch members to participate in this momentous event.

We look forward to meeting all of you at our annual branch congress in 2020!

Dr Gerrie Kemp
Chairperson: Oranje Vaal Branch of SAVA


To download the programme, please click here.


Registration is open. To register on the regular rates (ending 31 March 2020), please click on this link: REGISTER


A variety of accommodation options are available and provides an ideal getaway for the entire family. Only an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and nestled on the banks of the Vaal River near Parys, Stonehenge in Africa embodies peace, tranquillity and a sense of oneness with nature.

Main Lodge, 3* – Standard twin rooms (Kingsize bed or 2 single beds)
– Single – R810pp, bed & breakfast
– Sharing – R510pp, bed & breakfast

Executive Rooms, 4* (only 7 available)
– Single – R860pp, bed & breakfast
– Sharing – R560pp, bed & breakfast

Accommodation for kids under 12 half price, kids under 6 quarter of the price and kids under 2 are free of charge.

Accommodation can be booked on the registration pages or directly with the venue through Mari at [email protected] / (056) 811 4664


We invite all our industry partners to join us as we celebrate 100 years of the national veterinary association at the Oranje Vaal Branch Congress.

For more information, or to discuss your objectives for 2020 and how we can provide the relevant platforms, contact Claudia Cloete on [email protected] or +27(0)71 673 2179 / (012) 346-1150