Application Form to

Registera Veterinary Shop [retail] from which veterinary pharmaceutical products are sold

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

  1. 1.A veterinary shop [retail] is defined as a facility at or from which a person who practices a veterinary profession sells veterinary pharmaceutical products, including products for which the manufacturer has limited the sale to veterinary professionals, to the public.
  2. 2.To ensure that your veterinary shop [retail] complies with the minimum standards for such shops, you are required to do a self-evaluation of your premises by completing the evaluation form for veterinary shops [retail]. Kindly refer to the rules relating to minimum standards for veterinary shops [retail] when you do the self-evaluation.
  3. 3.Submit the self-evaluation with the completed application form to register your veterinary shop [retail] with Council.  
  4. 4.Veterinary shops [retail] will only be inspected by the Council should a complaint be received.
  5. 5.When an application for registration of veterinary shops is submitted and the trademark “Vetshop”, registered by the South African Veterinary Association [SAVA], is part of the name, proof that SAVA gave permission that the applicant may use the name must also be included.
  6. 6.In the event that your SAVA membership lapsed or is cancelled, you have to inform the SAVC and re-apply for a new name of the veterinary shop [retail] as the use of the word “Vetshop” is restricted to members of the SAVA who was granted permission in writing by the SAVA to use the word.
    1. I, (full name) ___________________________________________________________________________
    2. I am the owner of the abovementioned Veterinary Shop [retail] and only myself and/or other registered veterinarians have a financial interest in it.
    3. I confirm that all staff employed at the abovementioned Veterinary Shop [retail] have completed a minimum training course in accordance with the minimum requirements proposed by Council. A copy of the said minimum requirements is available from the SAVC.
    4. I undertake to ensure that all new staff members will be suitably trained in accordance with the minimum requirements proposed by Council.
    5. I undertake to refer any consultation or service of a veterinary clinical nature to a registered veterinary facility and to ensure that all staff employed in the abovementioned Veterinary Shop [retail] will do likewise.

PLEASE NOTE:

Any dishonesty in the completion of this form is considered a serious offence.


APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF A VETERINARY SHOP [RETAIL]

__________________________________________________________________________________ with

SAVC Registration number: ______________________________ , and as the owner of the Veterinary shop [retail], in terms of the Rules relating to the Practising of Veterinary Professions made by the South African Veterinary Council, (refer Part I-X of the rules), hereby apply in terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to Veterinary Facilities, read with Rules 41 and 42 of the Rules relating to the Practising of Veterinary Professions for the REGISTRATION of a Veterinary shop [retail].

Physical Address of Veterinary Shop [retail]:

                                                                                                                                 _____________              ______      

                                                                                                                                                    ___________________ 

Postal Address of Veterinary Shop [retail]:

                                                                                                                                              ___________________       

                                                                                                                                                     __________________

Telephone Numbers

During office hours: ___________________________________   Fax: ____________________________________

Cell: __________________________________   E –mail: ______________________________________________

B.            In terms of rule 19(4) for the IDENTIFICATION of the Veterinary Shop [retail] as follows:

Proposed Name of the Veterinary Shop [retail], or name as already registered with SAVA

First Choice:                                                                     _________________________________________              

Second Choice:                                                                             _________________________________________ 

I hereby declare under oath that: -

  1. I understand that veterinary or para-veterinary supervision is essential to actively and visibly participate in the activities of the abovementioned Veterinary Shop [retail] and I undertake to ensure that such veterinary or para-veterinary supervision will be provided at all times.
  1. I undertake to ensure that only merchandise complying with Rule 44 (reflected on page 4 hereof as Annexure A) will be sold at the abovementioned Veterinary Shop [retail].
  1. I undertake that no live animals will be kept at or sold at the abovementioned Veterinary Shop [retail.
  1. The abovementioned Veterinary Shop [retail] for which I apply for registration is to be ready for inspection by a person appointed by Council, should this be deemed necessary by the ________________(date) and was/will be opened on the  ______________________________(date). 
  2. As far as I am aware the name is not being used by any other Veterinary Shop [retail] and is not of such a nature that it can be confused with other names, which are in use.
  3. The physical premises of the Veterinary Shop [retail] complies with the minimum standards laid down by the SAVC in the abovementioned rules;
  4. Should the physical premises, once registered, not comply, for a period exceeding 30 (thirty) days, I shall inform the SAVC thereof by registered post and within 30 (thirty) days of the occurrence.
  5. Should I deregister as a veterinarian or should the facility close or change ownership, I shall inform the SAVC thereof by registered post within 30 days of such an event.
  6. I accept that the SAVC, through an authorised person, has the right to inspect my/our facility at any reasonable time.
  7. I accept that the SAVC may at its discretion, but on condition that I am informed of the reasons, decide not to register this facility or withdraw the registration or suspend the registration thereof.

___________________________________                                              ________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF DEPONENT                                                                            DATE

THUS SIGNED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME AT________________________THIS THE_________DAY OF ______________________ 20____, THE DEPONENT HAVING ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE/SHE* KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS THE CONTENTS OF THIS AFFIDAVIT, THAT HE/SHE* HAS NO OBJECTION TO TAKING THE PRESCRIBED OATH AND THAT HE/SHE* CONSIDERS THE PRESCRIBED OATH/SOLEMN AFFIRMATION* TO BE BINDING ON HIS/HER* CONSCIENCE, AS REQUIRED BY GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NOS. R1258 OF 21 JULY 1972 AND R1648 OF 19 AUGUST 1977.

COMMISSIONER OF OATHS                                     ___________________________________________________________

FULL NAME AND SURNAME OF COMMISSIONER (IN BLOCK LETTERS): __________________________________________

BUSINESS ADDRESS OF COMMISSIONER:             _____________________________________________________________

DESIGNATION:                                                        ______________________________________________________________

AREA:                                                                       ______________________________________________________________

NB: Please note that the onus to ascertain that the name applied for is not in conflict with the name of an existing established Veterinary Shop [retail] rests with the applicant

.           FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

  1. Date of Registration:__________________________________________________________________________

2. Date of Approval of Name: _____________________________________________________________________

3. Date of Inspection of Veterinary Shop [retail] or Vetshop, if   required: __________________________________

4. Name of Person who Inspected Veterinary Shop [retail] or Vetshop ____________________________________

“ANNEXURE A”

 

Sale of merchandise

“44.(1) The following products may be sold at a veterinary shop [retail]:

(i)         Medicines that are registered as schedule 0 medicines in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, Act 101 of 1965;

(ii)        Stock remedies registered without any conditions for sale or use in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, Act 36 of 1947; and

(iii)        Any other veterinary pharmaceutical products including products for which the manufacturer has limited the sale to veterinary professionals.

(2)       Stock remedies registered with restricted requirements such as for “use by or under the control of a veterinarian only” in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, Act 36 of 1947 may only be sold if a veterinarian has advised on the suitability of the stock remedy and is present in the veterinary shop [retail] at the time of the sale.

(3)        No medicines registered as schedule 1 or any higher schedule in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, Act 101 of 1965 may be sold from a veterinary shop [retail].

(4)        No live animals are to be kept for sale or sold at a veterinary shop [retail]."

July 2014

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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