Registration of veterinary facilities

In terms of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Act, Act 19 of 1982, no persons may practice veterinary professions from an unregistered facility. Therefore, all facilities where veterinary services are conducted must be registered with the SAVC.

For a veterinary facility to be registered with Council, it must comply with set minimum standards stipulated in the rules according to the category of registration. The minimum standards are described in Rules 18 – 35 of the rules relating to the practising of the veterinary professions. To assist you in ensuring that your facility complies with the minimum standards, it is required that you conduct a self-evaluation of the facility and submit the completed form with your application for registration of your facility.

Rules for veterinary facilities 

It is important to read, understand and complete the application for the registration of a new veterinary facility. And indicate on your application form whether you wish to practice through the vehicle of a:

  • Sole proprietorship (one natural person);
  • Partnership (two or more natural persons);
  • Close Corporation (juristic person).
    Only applicable to a CC which was in existence prior to 1 May 2011; and
  • Incorporated company (juristic person).
    Apply to Council to register an Incorporated Company, once you have registered an Incorporated Company with the CPIC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission).

Please contact the Administration at facilities@savc.org.za if you want to register a facility.

There are minimum standards veterinarians have to adhere to when owning a registered facility. The documentation below contains the minimum standards relating to owning a registered veterinary facility.

Categories of veterinary facilities

  • Rules 18 to 24:Minimum Standards for Clinical Veterinary Facilities
  • Rule 25: Mobile animal services for private practitioners practising from a registered physical veterinary facility and Compulsory Community Services facilities
  • Rule 26: Veterinary Compulsory Community Service (CCS) Facilities & Regulatory Service Facilities
  • Rule 27: Small Animal Hospital or Clinic
  • Rule 28: Equine Hospitals and Clinics
  • Rule 29: Production Animal Hospitals and Clinics
  • Rule 30: Veterinary Behavioural Consultancy
  • Rule 31: Veterinary Laboratory Facilities – Pathcare Vetlab
  • Rule 31: Veterinary Laboratory Facilities
  • Rule 32: Animal Research Facilities
  • Rule 33: Herd Health Practice A: Production animals
  • Rule 33: Herd Health Practice: A: Production animals
  • Rule 33: Herd Health Practice: B: Wildlife
  • Rule 34: Facilities for consultants in the industry and other consultancies
  • Rule 35: Minimum Standards for Non-Practicing Facility (retired veterinarians

Please contact the Administration at facilities@savc.org.za if you want to register a facility.

Application to register a veterinary facility

It is important to read, understand and complete the application for the registration of a new veterinary facility. And indicate on your application form whether you wish to practice through the vehicle of a:

  • Sole proprietorship (one natural person);
  • Partnership (two or more natural persons);
  • Close Corporation (juristic person).
    Only applicable to a CC which was in existence prior to 1 May 2011; and
  • Incorporated company (juristic person).
    Apply to Council to register an Incorporated Company, once you have registered an Incorporated Company with the CPIC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission).

Please contact the Administration at facilities@savc.org.za if you want to register a facility.

The minimum standards of veterinary facilities

There are minimum standards veterinarians have to adhere to when owning a registered facility. The documentation below contains the minimum standards relating to owning a registered veterinary facility.

Categories of veterinary facilities

  • Rules 18 to 24:Minimum Standards for Clinical Veterinary Facilities
  • Rule 25: Mobile animal services for private practitioners practising from a registered physical veterinary facility and Compulsory Community Services facilities
  • Rule 26: Veterinary Compulsory Community Service (CCS) Facilities & Regulatory Service Facilities
  • Rule 27: Small Animal Hospital or Clinic
  • Rule 28: Equine Hospitals and Clinics
  • Rule 29: Production Animal Hospitals and Clinics
  • Rule 30: Veterinary Behavioural Consultancy
  • Rule 31: Veterinary Laboratory Facilities – Pathcare Vetlab
  • Rule 31: Veterinary Laboratory Facilities
  • Rule 32: Animal Research Facilities
  • Rule 33: Herd Health Practice A: Production animals
  • Rule 33: Herd Health Practice: A: Production animals
  • Rule 33: Herd Health Practice: B: Wildlife
  • Rule 34: Facilities for consultants in the industry and other consultancies
  • Rule 35: Minimum Standards for Non-Practicing Facility (retired veterinarians

Please contact the Administration at facilities@savc.org.za if you want to register a facility.