What is a Vet? A veterinarian or a veterinary surgeon, often shortened to vet, is a physician for animals and a practitioner of veterinary medicine. Veterinarians maintain the health and welfare of animals and treat sick or injured animals on an individual or herd basis. Veterinarians are also indirectly responsible for the health of animal […]

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Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary Nurses are currently employed, very successfully in Private Practice, Welfare Organisations, Industry, Academia and Research and are the quintessential part of any veterinary health care team. In private practice the Veterinary Nurse is not only responsible for patient care but is also responsible for client liaison, administering of medicines, stock control and merchandising, basic […]

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Veterinary Technician

Brief description The Animal Health Technician fulfills an important task in the Animal Health Team (Government or Private) with regard to the health of both the animal and human population in South Africa and is mainly responsible for animal health related duties under the Animal Diseases Act, Act 35 of 1984 as well as the provision of […]

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South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) 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. For more information, please visit their website at

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