Welcome to the profession of Animal Health Technician

Animal health technicians work as caring professionals and make important contributions to the physical and emotional wellbeing of animals and people.

Animal health technicians are members of a learned and honourable profession and are required to always act in such a manner as to maintain and promote the prestige, honour, dignity, and interests of the profession. Animal health technicians take on the responsibility to promote animal health, relieving the suffering of animals and assisting in the saving of animal lives.

The SAVC is here to assist with matters related to the practicing of the professions of animal health technicians so that these professionals can practise the profession without hesitation or restrictions.

No person may practise the profession of an animal health technician unless that person is registered with the SAVC or authorised by the SAVC to perform certain functions of an animal health technician.

Special Dispensation – AHT Registration amnesty – Calling all unregistered AHTs – apply before 14 July 2023!
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Act, rules and regulations of the Animal Health Technician profession

The act

Read the full Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act (Act 19 of 1982).

The rules

Read the rules that are applicable to you as a para-veterinary animal health technician professional.

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