Veterinary and Para-veterinary Professions Amendment Act 16 of 2012

10th December 2012 By: Asha Ramsaran

To amend the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982, so as to provide for the establishment of an appeal committee and its functions; to provide for the performance of compulsory community service by certain persons registering in terms of the Act, the inclusion of a physiological condition in the meaning of practising veterinary professions and para-veterinary professions and the registration of a person who has completed the relevant qualification but which has not been conferred; to provide for a registered foreign veterinarian to continue practising by attaining either citizenship or permanent residency; to provide for continuing professional development, the suspension of registered persons and the termination of such suspension; to provide for the appointment and powers of inspection officers, the investigation of complaints, and cost orders; and to provide for matters connected therewith.