Authorisation: All veterinary and para veterinary services (Section 23.1(c))


GUIDELINES TO MAKE APPLICATION FOR AUTHORISATION OF VETERINARY NURSES IN TERMS OF SECTION 23(1)(c)

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SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION

The guidelines below are in addition to those already mentioned in the preamble, general guidelines and explanatory notes.

Persons so authorised will be subject to the disciplinary powers of Council, as well as subject to the Code of Conduct for Veterinary Nurses.

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GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS IN CATEGORY B1 [SERVICE RENDERING), B2 (INDUSTRY), B3(RESEARCH) AND B4(TRAINING AND EDUCATION)]

1. Authorisation will be restricted to those duties and/or functions and/or activities which would normally involve the practising of the profession of a veterinary nurse as defined in the Act and performed on behalf of and whilst in the employ of the relevant institution; and
2. Renewal of authorisation will only be considered for individuals in fixed employment and is subject to enrollment, in an accredited learning program, with the intention of obtaining the minimum required qualification for registration as a veterinary nurse with Council. Subsequent applications for authorisation will only be considered, at the discretion of Council, on receipt of a satisfactory progress report in the accredited learning program and submitted by the institution and person under whose supervision the candidate performs his or her duties.

C. GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS WITH APPROPRIATE TRAINING.

1. Appropriate training is defined as at least two to three years experience performing duties, functions and activities in a veterinary practice and relevant para-veterinary qualifications not recognised by Council;
2. Authorisation will only be considered, at the discretion of Council, for persons under the employed supervision of a person registered with Council (see explanatory notes); and
3. Authorisation will be valid for a maximum period of two years.

D. GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS WITHOUT APPROPRIATE TRAINING.

1.

Authorisation will only be considered, at the discretion of Council, on proof of enrollment in an accredited learning program with proof of intention of acquiring the appropriate training and the minimum required qualification for registration as a veterinary nurse with Council;
2. Authorisation will only be considered, at the discretion of Council, for persons under the employed, direct and continuous supervision of a person registered with Council (see explanatory notes); and
3. Authorisation to be reviewed on a yearly basis.

 

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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