By: Dr Rachel Fhumulani Munyai in collaboration with the SAVC
The Heritage and Transformation of the Professions Committee serves as the main platform to unify the veterinary and para-veterinary professions by preserving the professions’ heritage and driving the transformation agenda.
Heritage is important in that it promulgates a nationwide identity, fosters reconciliation and cultivates the notion that differences can be used as assets as opposed to tools of conflict.
A message from the Heritage and Transformation of the Professions Committee
All the veterinary and para-veterinary professions need to have the ability to foster a feeling of a shared past, closeness to a real or imagined profession, marked by a well-balanced coexistence of resources and nature. The professions need to redefine ways in which they are connected; this becomes more important because we are all serving the same South African public. As such, the service we provide should be guided by science. We need to have hope — hope that someday the veterinary and para-veterinary profession will be fully united.
The veterinary professions, as a whole, should embrace all values of serving the South African public with passion and integrity. The Heritage and Transformation of the Professions Committee request every member of the veterinary and para-veterinary professions to reflect on the past and redefine our future. The heritage that will bring us together will be shared with all in the future.
The Heritage and Transformation of the Professions Committee celebrated Heritage Day by sharing messages on social media and introducing Dr Rachel Fhumulani Munyai as the chairperson of the Committee. The Committee has various plans for the future and they are hard at work to transform and celebrate the heritage of the veterinary industry.
“Nothing gets transformed in your life until your mind is transformed.” – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha