The rules for veterinarians state that: (5) The place at or from which a person practises a veterinary profession shall comply with the applicable minimum standards for a consulting room, or an animal hospital, as the case may be, which are specified in these Rules, and be registered with Council. Click here to assess whether your facility complies with the minimum standards.
GNR.318 of 20 April 2007: Regulations relating to the registration of veterinary facilities
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs, has after consideration and approval of a relevant recommendation by the South African Veterinary Council, made the following regulations under section 43 of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982 (Act No.19 of 1982) set out in the Schedule:
1. Definitions.—Unless the context otherwise indicates, words and phrases in these regulations, shall have the meaning assigned thereto in the Act, and
“Act” means the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982 (Act No. 19 of 1982);
“veterinary facility” means a facility at or from which a person practises a veterinary profession and includes a consulting room, clinic, animal hospital and any other place at or from which a veterinary profession is practised.
2. Registration of Veterinary Facilities.—
2.1 All veterinary facilities shall be registered with the council and comply with the applicable minimum standards for veterinary facilities.
2.2 An applicant that applies for the registration of a veterinary facility shall make an application for registration on a form that is obtainable from the registrar for this purpose certifying that the veterinary facility complies with the applicable minimum standards.