Regulations

 

Degree, diploma or certificate

University or other educational institution

1

2

BVSc.

B.V.M.Ch.

B.V.Sc.

B.V.Sc.

Vet.M.B .

B.V.M & S.

B.V.M.S

B.V.Sc .

B.Vet.Med .

M.R.C.V.S., granted after examination

University of Pretoria

Medical University of Southern Africa

Massey University, New Zealand

University of Bristol, England

University of Cambridge, England

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

University of Glasgow, Scotland

University of Liverpool, England

University of London, England

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, England

 


 

TABLE 3

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIALITIES FOR REGISTRATION AS A VETERINARY SPECIALIST

Degree, diploma or certificate

University

Speciality Designations reserved

1

2

3

4

M.Med.Vet (Chir) Small Animals

Medunsa

Surgery: Small Animals Veterinary Specialist Surgeon: Small Animals

M.Med.Vet (Chir) Small Animals

Pretoria

Specialist Surgery: Small Animals Veterinary Specialist Surgeon: Small Animals

M.Med.Vet (Chir) (EQ)

Pretoria

Surgery: Horses Veterinary Surgeon: Horses

M.Med.Vet (Rad)

Pretoria

Radiology Veterinary Radiologist

M.Med.Vet (Anaesthesiology)

Medunsa Anaesthesiology Veterinary Anaesthesiologist

M.Med.Vet (Anaesth)

Pretoria Anaesthesiology Veterinary Anaesthesiologist

M.Med.Vet (Veterinary Public Health)

Medunsa Veterinary Public Health Veterinary Public Health Specialist

M.Med.Vet (Hyg)

Pretoria Veterinary Public Health Veterinary Public Health Specialist
M.Med.Vet (Medicine ) Small Stock Medunsa Medicine: Small Stock Veterinary Specialist Physician: Small Stock

M.Med.Vet (Medicine) Small Animals

Medunsa Medicine: Small Animals Veterinary Specialist Physician: Small Animals

M.Med.Vet Bovids

Medunsa Medicine: Bovids Veterinary Specialist Physician: Bovids

M.Med.Vet (Med)

Pretoria Medicine: Small Animals Veterinary Specialist Physician: Small Animals

M.Med.Vet (Med)

Pretoria Medicine: Bovids Veterinary Specialist Physician: Bovids

M.Med.Vet (Med)

Pretoria Medicine: Horses Veterinary Specialist Physician: Horses
M.Med.Vet (Theriogenology) Small Stock Medunsa Genesiology: Small Stock Veterinary Genesiologist: Small Stock

M.Med.Vet (Theriogenology) Small Animals

Medunsa Genesiology: Small Animals Veterinary Genesiologist: Small Animals

M.Med.Vet (Theriogenology) Bovids

Medunsa Genesiology: Bovids Veterinary Genesiologist: Bovids

M.Med.Vet (Theriogenology) Horses

Medunsa Genesiology: Horses Veterinary Genesiologist: Horses

M.Med.Vet (Gyn)

Pretoria Genesiology: General Veterinary Genesiologist: General

M.Med.Vet (Pathology)

Medunsa Anatomical Pathology Veterinary Pathologist: Anatomy

M.Med.Vet (Nutritional Pathology)

Medunsa Nutritional diseases Veterinary Pathologist: Nutritional Diseases

M.Med.Vet Microbiology

Medunsa Microbiology Veterinary Pathologist: Microbiology

M.Med.Vet (Path)

Pretoria Anatomical Pathology Veterinary Pathologist: Anatomy

M.Med.Vet (Clin. Lab. Diag.)

Pretoria Clinical Pathology Veterinary Pathologist: Clinical Pathology

M.Med.Vet (Parasit)

Pretoria Parasitology Veterinary Pathologist: Parasitology

M.Med.Vet (Micro)

Pretoria Microbiology Veterinary Pathologist: Microbiology

M.Med.Vet (Prac.) Pigs

Medunsa Specialist Practitioner: Pigs Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Pigs

M.Med.Vet Small Animals

Pretoria Specialist Practitioner: Small Animal Veterinary Specialist: Small Animal

M.Med.Vet (Vet. Eth)

Pretoria Veterinary Ethology Veterinary Specialist: Ethologist

M.Med.Vet (Aves)

Pretoria Specialist Practitioner: Poultry Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Poultry

M.Med.Vet (Laboratory Animal Medicine)

Medunsa Specialist Practitioner: Laboratory Animals Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Laboratory Animals

M.Med.Vet (Prac) Small Stock

Medunsa Specialist Practitioner: Small Stock Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Small Stock

M.Med.Vet (Prac) Bovids

Medunsa Specialist Practitioner: Bovids Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Bovids

M.Med.Vet (Suill.)

Pretoria Specialist Practitioner: Pigs Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Pigs

M.Med.Vet (Altil.)

Pretoria Specialist Practitioner: Poultry Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Poultry

M.Med.Vet (LAS)

Pretoria Specialist Practitioner: Laboratory Animals Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Laboratory Animals

M.Med.Vet (Fer.)

Pretoria Specialist Practitioner: Game Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Game

M.Med.Vet (Capr.Ov.)

Pretoria Specialist Practitioner: Small Stock Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Small Stock

M.Med.Vet (Bov.)

Pretoria Specialist Practitioner: Bovids Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Bovids

M.Med.Vet (Ophth.)

Pretoria Specialist Practitioner: Ophthalmology Veterinary Specialist Practitioner: Ophthalmology

M.Med.Vet (Tox)

Pretoria Veterinary Specialist Toxicology Veterinary Specialist Toxicologist

M.Med.Vet (Pharm)

Pretoria Veterinary Specialist Pharmacology Veterinary Specialist Pharmacologist

M.Med.Vet (DiagIm)

Pretoria Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Veterinary Specialist Radiologist

 


 

TABLE 4

QUALIFICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION TO PRACTISE A PARA-VETERINARY PROFESSION

[REG.21 AND 27]

Degree, Diploma or certificate University or other educational institution Para-veterinary profession Designations reserved

1

2

3

4

Dip.Cur.Anim.

Dip.Vet.Nur.

Univ. of Pretoria, South Africa

Univ.of Pretoria, South Africa

Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary nurse, animal nurse

Veterinary nurse, animal nurse

National Diploma in Veterinary Technology Department of National Education, after examination based on education received at a Technikon in the Republic Veterinary Technologist Veterinary Technologist
National Diploma in Laboratory Animal Technology Technikon South Africa Laboratory Animal Technologist Laboratory Animal Technologist
B.Sc. Agric (Animal Health)

Diploma Animal Health

National Diploma Animal Health

University of the North West

University of the North West

Technikon South Africa

Animal Health Technician

Animal Health Technician

Animal Health Technician

Animal Health Technician

Animal Health Technician

Animal Health Technician

 


 

TABLE 5

ENTRIES IN REGISTERS

[REG.26]

1. Particulars of persons practising the veterinary profession of veterinarian:

a. Registration number.

b. Identity number.

c. Surname and full forenames.

d. Permanent postal address.

e. Telephone number.

f. Degrees, diplomas and certificates held.

g. Date of registration.

2. Particulars of persons practising the veterinary profession of veterinary specialists:

a. Registration number.

b. Identity number.

c. Surname and full forenames.

d. Permanent postal address.

e. Telephone number.

f. Degrees, diplomas and certificates held.

g. Speciality.

h. Date of registration.

3. Particulars of persons practising a para-veterinary profession:

a. Registration number.

b. Identity number.

c. Surname and full forenames.

d. Permanent postal address.

e. Telephone number.

f. Degrees, diplomas and certificates held.

g. Date of registration.

h. Name and postal address of employer.

 


 

TABLE 6 VETERINARY DEGREE SUBJECT C

Subject course

Minimum academic year

Contents and instructions

Chemistry*

½

Organic chemistry

Physics*

½

Subject shall be presented in a manner which is applicable to the animal or human body.

Biology*

or

Zoology and Botany*

1

½ each

Anatomy:**

1. Macroscopic Anatomy

2. Microscopic Anatomy (histology)

3. Developmental Anatomy (embryology)

1

½

½

Functional morphology of domesticated animals, including birds, the dissection of carcass material and demonstrations on living animals.

Study of the microscopic structure of tissues and organs and the identification thereof.

Embryonic development and related matters including genetic and developmental aberrations.

Physiology**

Physiological chemistry, physiology of animals and birds with the emphasis on understanding of body functions.

Pharmacology**

1

Use of medicines and related substances used in veterinary practice and the acts that govern the use thereof.

Para-clinical group:

1. Animal science group of subjects

2. Pathology group of subjects

Clinical group:

1. Medicine

2. Theriogenology

3. Surgery and anaesthesiology

4. Radiology

5. Livestock and poultry health

6. General clinical practice

2

(a) Theoretical and practical instructions in -

(i) genetics, breed characteristics, breeding, production systems, products, economics and production, breeding for disease resistance and related matters;

(ii) housing, management, care, handling and behaviour of animals; and

(iii) optimal nutriment and fee-ding of animals with emphasis on nutritional imbalances, deficiencies and the feeding of sick animals.

(b) Practically orientated know-ledge of veld and pastures, the management and utilisation thereof in the maintenance and promotion of animal health and production with the emphasis on environmental conservation.

(a) Macroscopic anatomical pathology including post-mortem examinations with emphasis on diagnosis and the general pathological principles of microscopic anatomical pathology.

(b) Infectious and contagious diseases including microbiology, immunology and diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and other pathogenic organisms.

(c) Veterinary public health and food hygiene.

(d) Veterinary helminthology and entomology.

(e) Clinical pathology.

(f) Veterinary toxicology:

(i) identification of toxic plants, organic and inorganic compounds and the diagnosis, treatment and control of toxicosis in animals;

(ii) basic and applied epidemiology;

(iii) statutory obligations of veterinarians; and

(iv) the role of management in disease occurrence and disease control.

(g) With theoretical and practical instruction in the epidemiology and pathology group of subjects, special attention shall be given to the correlation of subject matter, the application of subject matter in preventive and promotive veterinary medicine and the relevance of subject matter to clinical practice under different husbandry conditions.

The principles and practise.

The principles and practise.

The principles and practise with the emphasis on those procedures more commonly encountered in general practise.

The principles and practise.

Integrated instruction in and experience of general clinical practice.

Training in the clinical subjects shall -

(a) emphasise on experimental study of inpatients and outpatients;

(b) include participation in herd health programmes;

(c) take place -

(i) in an animal hospital attached to the university for this purpose;

(ii) in outlying hospitals and clinics in rural and urban communities; and

(iii) on farms

(d) include training on curative, promotive, preventive and ethical aspects of veterinary practice; and

(e) during internship, give equal exposure to training in the regulatory fields of veterinary public health, animal disease control and state veterinary administration.

* Subject shall include basic principles required in the study of other subjects in the curriculum and practical instruction therein.

** Subject shall be taught with emphasis on clinical teaching and interrelation of structure and function.

 


 

TABLE 7 VETERINARY NURSE DIPLOMA SUBJECT COURSES

Subject course

Minimum equivalent *semesters

Contents and instructions

A. THEORY

1. Anatomy

3

2

Theoretical instruction shall extend over a minimum period of the equivalent of 3 semesters.

Basic anatomy, histology and embryology of the dog and relevant aspects of large animals and horses.

2. Pharmacology

1

(a) The principles of pharmacology.

(b) The use and control of drugs and medicines.

3. Physiology

2

An elementary course in the physiology and physiological chemistry of the most important body systems of domestic animals.

4. Veterinary ethology

1

(a) Introduction to veterinary ethology.

(b) Applied companion animal ethology (dogs, cats, horses), which includes breed, characteristics, behaviour, breeding, nutrition and care of each species.

(c) Applied production animal ethology (cattle, sheep, pigs), which includes breed, characteristics, behaviour, breeding, nutrition and care of each species.

5. Laboratory technique

1

(a) Care and handling of laboratory apparatus.

(b) Collecting and dispatching of specimens.

(c) Elementary haematology.

(d) Preparation and examination of skin scrapings, faeces samples, bacteriological and urine specimens and elementary clinical chemistry.

6. Microbiology

1

(a) Elementary bacteriology, virology, immunology and epidemiology.

(b) Theory of the effects of antiseptics.

(c) Introduction to the recognition of the most important infectious diseases of domestic animals.

7. Parasitology

1

Elementary parasitology.

8. General nursing

1

(a) Ethical aspects, client relations, responsibilities towards the employer, patient and client.

(b) General precaution and safety aspects during hospitalisation, nursing and treatment of patients.

(c) Safe storage of medicines, safe medication and the recording thereof.

(d) Observation of the patient and reporting to the veterinarian with the use of correct veterinary terminology.

(e) Rules pertaining to the transport of animals.

(f) Basic bandaging of animals.

(g) Hygiene of the hospital, apparatus and patient.

9. Medical nursing

1

(a) Theoretical aspects of intensive care nursing, fluid therapy, blood transfusion, blood-bank, cardiovascular and pulmonary resuscitation, diet therapy, recognition and treatment of shock.

(b) Practical monitoring of patient.

(c) General nursing aspects of all body systems.

(d) Nursing of patients with contagious and infectious diseases.

(e) Geriatric nursing.

(f) Medical nursing of the horse and ruminant.

10. Surgical nursing

1

(a) The classification and treatment of inflammation, wounds, haemorrhage, fractures and dislocations.

(b) Wound healing and healing of different types of tissue.

(c) Examination of traumatised patients.

(d) Ocular emergencies.

(e) General surgical conditions and procedures of the thorax, abdomen, head, neck, skin, spinal column and locomotory system.

(f) Nutrition of surgical patients.

(g) Surgical nursing of the horse and ruminant.

(h) Bandaging of large and small animals.

(i) Dental hygiene.

(j) Physiotherapy.

(k) Pre-operative and postoperative nursing.

(l) Surgical terminology.

11. Theatre practice

1

(a) Operating theatre management.

(b) Basic principles of aseptic and atraumatic surgery.

(c) Pre-operative preparation of the surgical patient.

(d) Assisting the surgeon.

(e) Knowledge and care of surgical instruments, equipment and apparatus.

(f) Suture material, needles, placement and removal of skin sutures.

(g) Disinfection and sterilisation.

(h) Medico legal risks and theatre ethics.

12. Anaesthesia

1

(a) The physiology and signs of anaesthesia.

(b) Anaesthetic drugs, methods and apparatus.

(c) Administration and monitoring of anaesthesia.

(d) Preparation and post-operative anaesthetic care.

(e) Anaesthetic emergencies.

13. Radiography

1

(a) The generation and properties of X-rays.

(b) Precautionary measures.

(c) Manipulation of exposure factors.

(d) Positioning of the animal.

(e) Indications for additional apparatus and management thereof.

(f) Films, contrast media, processing and evaluation of the quality of radiographs.

(g) Basic principles of diagnostic ultrasonography.

14. Theriogenological nursing

1

(a) Elementary reproductive physiology and endocrinology of male and female domestic animals.

(b) The oestrus cycle.

(c) The principles of oestrus control.

(d) Fertilisation.

(e) Artificial insemination of the cow and bitch.

(f) Physiology of pregnancy and care of the pregnant animal.

(g) Methods of pregnancy diagnosis.

(h) Normal parturition and care of the animal during parturition.

(i) Elementary gynaecology.

(j) The puerperium.

(k) Elementary principles of semen collection, examination and storage.

(l) Infertility in male and female animals.

(m) Theriogenology emergencies including the administration of epidural anaesthesia and correction of a simple abnormal presentation of the foetus.

(n) Principles of herd health programmes.

(o) Laboratory technique in relation to the diagnosis of re-productive abnormalities.

B. CLINICS

2

(a) Experimental study of inpatients and outpatients.

(b) Clinical instruction shall take place in an animal hospital attached to the university for this purpose.

(c) Students shall be given the opportunity to gain experience in the following clinical departments:

(i) Small animal surgery

(ii) Equine medicine and surgery

(iii) Operating theatres

(iv) Sterilising department

(v) Anaesthesia clinic

(vi) Postoperative nursing

(vii) Radiography

(viii) Dental clinic

(ix) Pharmacy

(x) Small animal medicine

(xi) Production animal medicine and surgery

(xii) Intensive care unit

(xiii) Outpatients clinics

(xiv) Isolation unit

(xv) Bird clinic

(xvi) Theriogenological nursing

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