Your African Veterinary experience that will change you and your skill set forever. We offer Conservation Medicine, Chemical Immobilization and Internship Courses for the adventurous Vet and Vet Student!

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About Us

Source Tree (Pty) Ltd in association with, prides itself in excellent service delivery and top quality education. Whether you are a student or qualified veterinary practitioner, our courses will match your needs. We can give you the edge you need. Clinical work, community projects and large-scale game capture operations all fall under our network of professionals and services. Our Mission is to apply our veterinary background, experience and networks to contribute and enhance global wildlife conservation through active involvement in all aspects of wildlife management, education, research and development.

Our Goals

Maintain the highest professional and ethical standards.


Promote a greater number of veterinarians as team members in Conservation Medicine, worldwide, through service excellence and education.


To promote a professional network of specialists and supply a platform to aid global conservation efforts and combat the spread of disease.


Establish new conservation areas in such a manner to render minimum disease risk and wildlife human conflict at the interface.


Promote and participate in research.


To ensure that all species are treated humanely and compassionately during all wildlife management activities.


Represent wildlife and conservation on a global scale.


Our History

Dr J.P. Raath started his career in Kruger National Park in 1983, as Veterinarian for National Parks Board South Africa, KNP. After developing and researching many of the systems and management plans that are in place today, he decided to open a private practice in 1996. Realizing the necessity for more development in conservation medicine globally, Dr Raath linked up with Dr William Lance of Wildlife Pharmaceuticals (USA), and brought even more expertise to Southern Africa.  Dr Raath registered Wildlife Pharmaceuticals South Africa in 1997, and this move demonstrated not only his love for what he was doing, but also a vision to the future of conservation in South Africa. Closely linked, was established in 2001 and operated in the Mpumalanga area. Starting as a veterinary practice with Dr Raath’s skill and passion, it has grown into a force in the wildlife industry educating, developing and working over a vast area. Now a wildlife management and education, (technology transfer) company, employs full time staff, to deliver the top quality service and professional touch that must be expected in the wildlife sector. With projects and research stretching from the Kwa-Zulu Natal to the Middle East, the energy and dedication this company invests in its clients, and more importantly the animals they work with, is phenomenal. Having run the courses for the last 5 years, Dr Raath’s son, Geran, and his wife, Michelle have recently procured the courses from Dr Raath. Their company, Source Tree (Pty) Ltd, will endeavor to present the courses at Dr Raath’s standard, in association with the clinical and capture company. Over the last 10 years we have expanded and changed the courses to remain relevant, expanded the better parts and evolved to address matters of current and future concern. We have seen the emphasis of the courses diverting from tools in conservation medicine to concentrate more on aspects such as trans-boundary conservation initiatives, thresholds of potential concerns, action plans and standard operating procedures, obviously within the veterinary field. The role of the veterinarian as part of a management team is emphasized, incorporating aspects such as human health issues, zoonosis, land use and global factors influencing conservation.

Introductory Course


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