Meet the Team
VETSOL was founded in December 2005 by Founder & Vet Nurse, Dagmar Atkinson, after having recognized the critical need for freely available, safe veterinary services in remote rural and poverty-distressed areas. Sr. Atkinson and original Trustee Dr. Lesley I'Ons continue to work relentlessly to promote the goals of the Trust.
They are joined by Genevieve Tickner with 10 years welfare experience on the passing of trustee Sandy Severn (RIP) who had many years of involvement in
the veterinary field.
What we do
Mass sterilisations in underprivileged communities. Local animal welfare societies canvas their areas for animals in need and provide safe transport for animals to the clinic or community hall where sterilisations are performed.
how we do it
VETSOL receives most of its donations from local authorities or municipalities, as well as directly from partner animal welfare organizations.
The private sector also makes small, individual donations.
where we do it
Since 2004, VETSOL focussed solely on the Western Cape.
Touwsrivier; Laingsburg; Grabouw; Botrivier; Greyton; Caledon; Ceres; Tulbagh; Clan William; Langebban; Struisbaai; Ladismith; Zoar; Fraserburg; Sutherland;Wellington;De Doorns; Worcrester; Valhalla Park; Khayelitsha;