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The SAVC’s offices will close on 15 December 2017 and will re-open on 2 January 2018.
Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018!


The Animal Welfare workshop has been rescheduled to take place in the year 2018.  The date and venue will be communicated in due course.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We greatly appreciate all the prompt responses and valuable inputs received towards the proposed agenda. Your inputs will be taken into consideration.  Although we intend to invite most stakeholders we have to inform you that attendance will be limited as it depends on whether we are able to accommodate everyone.

Council thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any clarify and/or further assistance.


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.

Advancing public and animal health through quality veterinary services for all.

The South African Veterinary Council seeks, through the statutes of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982 to

  • serve the interests of the people of South Africa by promoting competent, efficient, accessible and needs-driven service delivery in the animal health care sector;
  • protect the health and well-being of animals and animal populations;
  • protect and represent the interests of the veterinary and para-veterinary professions;
  • regulate the professional conduct of the veterinary and para-veterinary professions; and
  • set and monitor standards of both education and practice for the veterinary and para-veterinary professions.



Links to African Council websites

Veterinary Statutory Bodies in Africa

Veterinary Council of Namibia

Veterinary Council of Zimbabwe (department of livestock and veterinary services)

Kenya Veterinary Board

Veterinary Council of Tanzania

Botswana Veterinary Association

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