Veterinary nurses are members of a learned and honourable profession and are required to at all times act in such a manner as to maintain and promote the prestige, honour, dignity and interests of the profession. Veterinary nurses are responsible for the promotion of animal health, relief of suffering by animals and the saving of animal lives. Veterinary nurses work as caring professionals make important contributions to the physical and emotional well being of animals and people.
No person may practise the profession of a veterinary nurse unless the person is registered with the SAVC.
The “Course of conduct for veterinary nurses" is part of the rules for veterinary nurses and has been included under “Rules".