Minimum Standards

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:

Schedule.

  1. In this Schedule “the Regulations” means the regulations published by Government Notice No. R.2085 of 1 October 1982, as amended by the regulations published by Government Notices Nos. R.1994 of 11 September 1987 (as corrected by Government Notice No. R.2199 of 2 October 1987), R.397 of 4 March 1988, R.1067 of 17 May 1991, R.11 of 3 January 1992, R.976 of 27 March 1992, R.1477 of 23 September 1994, R.47 of 20 January 1995, R.701 of 12 May 1995, R.1401 of 15 September 1995, R.561 of 1 April 1996, R.256 of 14 February 1997, R.257 of 14 February 1997, R.96 of 16 January 1998, R.501 of 1 April 1998, R.751 of 5 June 1998, R.374 of 26 March 1999, R.422 of 1 April 1999, R.618 of 23 June 2000, R.734 of 17 August 2001, R.324 of 22 March 2002, R.1571 of 20 December 2002, R.562 of 2 May 2003, R.275 of 5 March 2004, R.568 of 7 May 2004 and R.679 of 4 June 2004.

 

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.