SAVC ​Important updates

Update on Veterinary Physiotherapy Jurisprudence Examination

Previous MailChimp messages (5 April 2023 and reminder 9 May 2023) refer.

Kindly note that we have received a request for a reduction in the veterinary physiotherapy Jurisprudence examination and the submission received will serve at the Council meeting on 28 – 29 June 2023. The deadline of 15 June 2023 will therefore be extended to Friday, 14 July 2023. No late applications will be accepted after Friday, 14 July 2023.

Should Council decide to reduce the fee, those applicants who already paid the full fee will have the opportunity to request a refund after the closing date.

Study notes will be available from Ms Lenora Erasmus at email address:  after the extended deadline for applications and once a completed application form [A], checklist [B] and proof of payment have been received.

  1. Rules for veterinary physiotherapists
  2. Application form [A] 
  3. Checklist [B]

The examination is scheduled to take place remotely on Thursday, 19 October 2023 via the University of Pretoria’s platform and will be an open book examination as previously communicated to candidates. The pass mark is 50% and any mark below this will be considered a fail.

Technical requirements for the examination will be communicated. There will be a trial session approximately two weeks before the examination to ensure that all candidates can successfully log in.

Special Dispensation - AHT Registration amnesty

Calling all unregistered AHTs – apply now!

We have good news for all unregistered animal health technicians (AHTs)!

For a limited time only, if you are not registered with the SAVC for whatever reason – or if your registration has lapsed – we are offering you amnesty. This will allow you to register with us and become compliant with the law.

The amnesty means you will not face any disciplinary action should you have been practising as an unregistered AHT. However, you must apply before 14 July 2023 to take advantage of the offer.

You can apply for registration or re-registration if you:
● Are a qualified AHT
● Have passed the SAVC examinations

The amnesty offer applies to both employed and unemployed AHTs. Terms and conditions apply.

Read more:
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Registration form (When you click on this link this form will be downloaded to your device as a Word document – fill it in and send to

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