Veterinary Specialists

Admissions to Veterinary Clinical Facilities

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS



What Council expects from a veterinarian when an animal is admitted to a facility for treatment and care.

The companion animal practitioner leaves his patients not fully recovered from surgery or the rural practitioner spays a dog at 7:00 and then leaves on farm calls.

It is expected of the veterinarian to ensure that the animal is monitored by an adequately trained person and that the veterinarian or his / her colleague attends to the patient at least once a day over and above the surgery performed on the animal.

Most practitioners leave their practices at 7:00 p.m. and patients are left on their own.

An animal should not be hospitalised over night at a clinic except if full-time supervision is available ( by an adequately trained person) at the clinic / hospital concerned.

(Published -August 2000)





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Links to African Council websites

Veterinary Statutory Bodies in Africa
http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/en/RC/en_vsbs.html

Veterinary Council of Namibia
http://www.van.org.na/section.php?secid=10

Veterinary Council of Zimbabwe (department of livestock and veterinary services)
http://www.dlvs.gov.zw/

Kenya Veterinary Board
http://kenyavetboard.org/

Veterinary Council of Tanzania
http://www.mifugouvuvi.go.tz/vertinary-council-of-tanzania/

Botswana Veterinary Association
http://www.bva.org.bw/bva_content.php?id=2

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