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SAVA & SAVC guidelines on practice Services during Covid-19 - all levels

 

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Please note that when you are reading earlier messages that that some of the information might have changed.

30 April 2020 SAVA & SAVC Guidelines for veterinary services during Lockdown Level 4
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-guidelines-on-veterinary-services-during-lockdown-level-4

24 April 2020 Essential services Veterinary Physiotherapy
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savcessential-service-veterinary-physiotherapy

16 April 2020 Update: Essential service letters still valid
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-update-essential-service-letters-still-valid-for-the-extended-period-of-lockdown

8 April 2020 New functionality invoices and payment
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-new-functionality-invoices-and-statements-available-in-the-registree-portal

2 April 2020 animal care is an essential service
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-animal-care-is-an-essential-service

31 March 2020 SAVC Guidelines on veterinary services during lockdown
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-guidelines-on-veterinary-services-during-lockdown

27 March 2020 COVID-19 UPDATES: LINKS FROM NEASA
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-covid-19-updates-links-from-neasa

26 March 2020 Registering on the BizPortal website - step-by-step guide
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-update-registering-on-the-bizportal-website-step-by-step-guide

26 March 2020 Update: Essential services and permits
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-update-essential-services-and-permits

25 March 2020 Q&As re veterinary services as an essential service
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savcqas-re-veterinary-services-as-an-essential-service

25 March 2020 UPDATE - SAVC Administration: Practical arrangements during lockdown
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-update-administration-practical-arrangements-during-lockdown

24 March 2020 UPDATE: Veterinary services during lockdown
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-update-veterinary-services-during-lockdown

24 March 2020 Veterinary Services during Lockdown
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savcveterinary-services-during-lockdown

24 March 2020 Covid-19 Pamphlets for veterinary practices and animal owners
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-covid-19-pamphlets-for-veterinary-practices-animal-owners

19 March 2020 WVA updates: Covid-19 veterinary activities designated as essential
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-wva-updates-covid-19-veterinary-activities-designated-as-essential

SAHPRA - COVID-19 PROCESSES

Please note that all information relating to COVID-19 processes and SAHPRA can be found on our website. See link below
 
http://www.sahpra.org.za/be-prepared-for-covid-19/

FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN COMPANION ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATIONS (FECAVA) - USEFUL POSTERS

VETERINARIANS

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AGRI SA: COVID-19 TIPS AND GUIDELINES

Covid-19 guideline

CCMA directive in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Tips for safe workplaces during Covid-19: English; Xhosa; Swati; isiZulu; Tshivenda; Sotho, Tswana; Afrikaans

WVA UPDATES: COVID-19 AND VETERINARY ACTIVITIES DESIGNATED AS ESSENTIAL

In the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) jointly draw attention to the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary profession for public health. They highlight the specific veterinary activities which are key to ensure a continuum in food safety, disease prevention and emergency management.

To effectively tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments around the world have taken restrictive measures to close non-essential businesses. These decisions raise questions regarding potential adaptations that need to be implemented by the veterinary profession.

In this context, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) advocate for the specific activities of Veterinary Services to be considered as essential businesses.

Maintaining the activities that are crucial to public health
Veterinarians are an integral part of the global health community. Beyond the activities linked to the health and welfare of animals, they have a key role in disease prevention and management, including those transmissible to humans, and to ensure food safety for the populations.
In the current situation, it is crucial that, amongst their numerous activities, they can sustain those necessary to ensure that:

  • National and regional veterinary regulatory and inspection services can oversee the integrity of public health,
  • Only healthy animals and their by-products enter the food supply to guarantee food safety for the populations,
  • Emergency situations can be addressed,
  • Preventative measures, such as vaccination against diseases with a significant public health or economic impact, are maintained.
  • Priority research activities continue.

Supporting veterinary activities in the current context
When conducting their work, veterinarians have the responsibility to safeguard their health, the health of those they work with, and their clients’ health. Hence, they must ensure that appropriate levels of biosecurity are implemented, that their personnel are protected with the necessary equipment, and that animal owners are informed of precautionary measures in place. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure that appropriate behaviours are respected in the framework of these activities, to avoid further spread of Covid-19.

Also available on: The OIE and WVA joint release

Best regards,
Dr Zeev Noga
Executive Director

2020 SAVC REGISTRATION EXAMINATION

The 2020 SAVC registration examination information is available under PROFESSIONS. All references to 30 April 2020 in examination documents should be ignored as the new deadline for application will be 30 June 2020.


VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY PROFESSION: EXTENSION OF GRANDFATHER CLAUSE

The SAVC resolved on 28 November 2019 to extend the Grandfather clause for a period of six (6) months from the date on which the para-veterinary profession of veterinary physiotherapist was informed of the extension [4 March 2020].

Applicants have to submit:

  • A signed application form [see LINK];
  • A checklist and all corresponding documents [see LINK]. Documents should be clearly named and numbered as per the checklist;
  • Detailed mapping of all training and experience against the Veterinary Physiotherapy Day 1 skills template [see LINK] by referring to the Veterinary Physiotherapy Day 1 Skills document [see LINK]. Applicants can complete the mapping for equines only / small animals only / equines & small animals;
  • Proof of payment of a once-off, non-refundable application for assessment fee of R1 296.00. [NOTE: A further authorisation fee of R 1296.00 will be payable should the applicant qualify for authorisation following evaluation of qualifications.]

For registered veterinary nurses: Be sure to read the communication [see LINK] before indicating your registration choice on the checklist.

Timeline: The SAVC Veterinary Physiotherapy Sub-Committee will evaluate applications electronically in batches on the last working day of a month and will make recommendations to full Council. Council meeting dates are as follows: Wednesday 24 June 2020 and Wednesday 28 – Thursday 29 October 2020.

Kindly submit complete applications to Ms Lenora Erasmus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The South African Veterinary Council is the regulatory body for the veterinary and para-veterinary professions in South Africa and has a statutory duty to determine scientific and ethical standards of professional conduct and education.

VISION

The custodian of quality veterinary standards.

MISSION

To serve the interest of the people and protect the animals and environment of South Africa through setting and monitoring veterinary standards.


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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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