Registration

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

 A veterinary physiotherapist’s declaration upon qualification

When you become a veterinary physiotherapist, you solemnly declare that you will:

  • practice the profession with honesty and integrity;
  • maintain and uphold high professional and scientific standards;
  • treat your patients to the best of your knowledge and ability and never intentionally cause them harm;
  • use your professional knowledge, skills and resources to protect and promote the health and welfare of animals and humans;
  • continue to improve your professional knowledge; and
  • strive to further the status and image of the profession of veterinary physiotherapy.

No person may practise as a veterinary physiotherapist unless that person is registered with the SAVC or authorised by the SAVC to perform certain functions of a veterinary physiotherapist.

In order to qualify to practice as a veterinary physiotherapist in South Africa, you must be in possession of the prescribed qualification as defined in the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act (Act 19 of 1982).

Equine-Librium College is currently the only institution in South Africa offering training for the qualification of veterinary physiotherapy, BSc in veterinary physiotherapy.

After successful completion of this degree, individuals can apply to become a registered veterinary physiotherapist and work ethically in the field of veterinary physiotherapy.

No person may practise as a veterinary physiotherapy unless that person is registered with the SAVC or authorised by the SAVC to perform certain functions of a veterinary physiotherapist.

The veterinary physiotherapists’ rules include relevant information on the conduct for veterinary physiotherapists:

To be promulgated

For an individual to be registered as a veterinary physiotherapist, the applicant must be a holder of the prescribed qualification:

BSc in Veterinary physiotherapy from Equine Librium College

 

Requirements for registration as a veterinary physiotherapist:

  • completed SAVC application form;
  • certified copy of ID document or valid passport;
  • certified copy of degree (BSc in Veterinary physiotherapy); and
  • proof of payment of the application fee, when applicable.

Once registered with Council as a veterinary physiotherapist, a person will receive a SAVC registration certificate with a registration number to work legally in the field as a veterinary physiotherapist and continue in your chosen field of veterinary services.

No person may practise as a veterinary physiotherapist unless that person is registered with the SAVC or authorised by the SAVC to perform certain functions of a veterinary physiotherapist.

Prescribed qualification to practice as a veterinary physiotherapist

Prescribed qualification to practice as a veterinary physiotherapist

In order to qualify to practice as a veterinary physiotherapist in South Africa, you must be in possession of the prescribed qualification as defined in the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act (Act 19 of 1982).

Equine-Librium College is currently the only institution in South Africa offering training for the qualification of veterinary physiotherapy, BSc in veterinary physiotherapy.

After successful completion of this degree, individuals can apply to become a registered veterinary physiotherapist and work ethically in the field of veterinary physiotherapy.

No person may practise as a veterinary physiotherapy unless that person is registered with the SAVC or authorised by the SAVC to perform certain functions of a veterinary physiotherapist.

Register to work as a veterinary physiotherapy professional

The veterinary physiotherapists’ rules include relevant information on the conduct for veterinary physiotherapists:

To be promulgated

For an individual to be registered as a veterinary physiotherapist, the applicant must be a holder of the prescribed qualification:

BSc in Veterinary physiotherapy from Equine Librium College

Requirements for registration as a veterinary physiotherapist:

  • completed SAVC application form;
  • certified copy of ID document or valid passport;
  • certified copy of degree (BSc in Veterinary physiotherapy); and
  • proof of payment of the application fee, when applicable.

Once registered with Council as a veterinary physiotherapist, a person will receive a SAVC registration certificate with a registration number to work legally in the field as a veterinary physiotherapist and continue in your chosen field of veterinary services.

No person may practise as a veterinary physiotherapist unless that person is registered with the SAVC or authorised by the SAVC to perform certain functions of a veterinary physiotherapist.