Working animals support the livelihoods of many families in rural Namibia by transporting people and goods, and helping with agricultural tasks. That’s why we’re providing the next generation of vets with the practical skills they will need to help sick and injured horses and donkeys.
Namibia at a glance
Population: 2.5 million
Area: 824,292 square km
Location: Southern Africa
Capital city: Windhoek
Estimated number of working animals: 199,577
Number of mobile clinics and clinical skills centres: Three
Number of working animals treated in 2021: 219
Number of animal owners trained in 2021: 38
Number of veterinary professionals trained in 2021: 645
Our work in Namibia
SPANA is providing practical training to veterinary professionals. Our well-equipped clinical skills centre, based at the University of Namibia, is a compulsory part of training and study for university trainee vets. Students are able to use life-sized models and resident horses for practical sessions and day-to-day husbandry management.
Our mobile clinic provides vital veterinary treatment to sick and injured working animals. At the same time, our vets also provide training to animal owners so that they have the knowledge and confidence they need to care properly for their animals.