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

 

MAILCHIMP UPDATES

30 August 2020 vet vs non-vet procedures to all vets
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-veterinary-vs-non-veterinary-procedures-we-need-your-input

28 August 2020 Covid-19 testing of animals
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-covid-19-testing-of-animals

27 August 2020 Vet physio rules to all professions
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-veterinary-physiotherapy-rules-we-need-your-input

 21 August 2020 SAVC Connect Sessions: CPD Management 101
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-connect-sessions-cpd-management-101

 30 June 2020 Extension of three months to pay annual maintenance fees
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-extension-of-three-months-to-pay-annual-maintenance-fees-439734

26 June 2020 Call for nominations - election of a Council member
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-call-for-nominations-election-of-a-council-member

8 Jun 2020 AHS vaccination reminder
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-ahs-vaccination-reminder

21 May 2020 Uploading of CPD points for online accredited activities
https://mailchi.mp/savc/savc-cpd-provider-portal-uploading-of-cpd-points-for-online-accredited-activities-439705

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

NAHF - OBP: SERVICES DURING LOCKDOWN

Please find here the link to the NAHF website containing the communique from OBP on their Services during Lockdown:
http://nahf.co.za/obp-communique-lockdown-and-service-2020-03-26/
Special Request: Please feel free to contact us with your inquiry/orders as per the letter attached.  You are also welcome to contact our Rep, Mr Aubrey Dladla, on 066 476 6952 or on his email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
We thank the OBP for the communication and wish them well during this period.

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

OWNERS

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:

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

COVID-19 AND THE VETERINARY PROFESSIONAL - BE READY!

 SAVC Tips on Controlling Covid-19 in your Practice

Links on various topics related to Covid-19:
WHO: http:/Mixed Selection/www.WHO.int
OIE: https://www.oie.int/en/scientific-expertise/specific-information-and-recommendations/questions-and-answers-on-2019novel-coronavirus/
RCVS: https://www.rcvs.org.uk/news-and-views/news/coronavirus-college-offers-advice-and-reassurance-to-vet/
AVMA: https://www.avma.org/blog/covid-19-update-emailed-avma-members
AVMA general public information: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19

2020 SAVC REGISTRATION EXAMINATION POSTPONED TO 2021

The SAVC Education Committee has resolved to postpone the registration examination to 2021 as a result of theCovid-19 pandemic. Communication has been sent to all applicants who submitted applications by the deadline of 30 June 2020. Kindly note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants are welcome to contact Ms Lenora Erasmus (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if they have submitted applications, but they have not received communication.

A new date will be determined in consultation with the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, and applicants will be informed as soon as this date is available.

VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY: FEEDBACK REGARDING THE PROMULGATION OF THE VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY RULES

The SAVC Legal Section has clarified that the rules for the Veterinary Physiotherapy profession still need to follow the process as outlined below before the veterinary physiotherapy Jurisprudence examination can take place.

  1. The veterinary physiotherapy rules will be submitted to the professions for input [30 days to respond];
  2. Input received from the professions will be collated and sent to Veterinary Physiotherapy Sub-Committee;
  3. The document will then be submitted to the SAVC Review Committee for approval; [provisional date: 6-7 October 2020)
  4. The document accepted by the Review Committee will then be submitted to Council for approval [28 – 29 October 2020]; and
  5. The Council approved document will be submitted to the Minister to be promulgated.

Only once the rules have been promulgated, can the examination take place. The SAVC will endeavour to host the examination as soon as possible, but the date will depend on final promulgation by the Minister and this will realistically only be in 2021. The SAVC Registration and Authorisation Committee will be approached on behalf of applicants to administratively extend authorisation granted should the examination not take place before authorisation expires. All applicants are encouraged to comply with  authorisation requirements in terms of submitting regular reports.

All applicants who have not yet applied for authorisation are urged to do so as a matter of urgency as only authorised persons will be allowed entry into the examination.

The SAVC Education Committee has approved that the veterinary physiotherapy Jurisprudence examination could follow a written (online), open book format. More information will be shared with applicants once available.

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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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