Professional Services (Veterinary Surgeon)
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a) in the case of an individual that the applicant possesses a degree or diploma in veterinary science from an institution acceptable to the Authority;
b) in the case of a firm documentary proof of a degree or diploma referred to in paragraph (a) in respect of each of the partners of the firm;
c) in the case of a corporate body, that the corporate body has in its employment persons who qualify under paragraph (a) and a true copy of the certificate of incorporation and the memorandum of association;
Subject to complying with the licences (professional services) Regulations 1996.
To display this licence at a conspicuous place on the business premises specified the licence.
General conditions and guiding principles for Veterinary surgery in Seychelles
To ensure that only responsible and suitably qualified persons are able to practice and that the public and their animals are protected from malpractice or incompetence by unqualified persons or by members of the veterinary profession.
These general conditions and guidelines apply to all veterinary surgeons licensed to practice in the Seychelles in accordance with SLA`s condition for licensing such activity.
Responsibilities of the licensee
It is the responsibility of the licensee to:
· Ensure that any other veterinary surgeon under his employment is he is a qualified veterinarian with the knowledge and skills needed for efficient practice of veterinary surgeon.
· Ensure that all the necessary clearances have been obtained from relevant authorities and to keep themselves informed and to observe other statutory requirements.
· Understand and comply with existing legal obligations namely the Animal (Diseases and Imports) Act, Pharmacy Act, Misuse of Drugs Act and the Trades Tax Act in relation to the procurement, prescription, safekeeping and supply of veterinary medicinal products.
· Ensure that controlled substances are kept under lock and key and an inventory must be established to record the stock of such controlled substances in store.
· Ensure that the activities do not pose a nuisance or an inconvenience to neighbourhood or the public.
· Ensure that medical records are kept and that Veterinary Services is promptly informed of any animal affected or suspected to be affected by a notifiable disease in accordance with Section 4 of the Animal (Diseases and Imports) Act.
· Keep confidential medical records of patients unless the information is required by the appropriate authorities.
· Ensure that needles, blades, other sharp objects and infected materials or animals dying from infectious/contagious diseases are disposed of properly.
· Submit annual returns of narcotropic and psychotropic substances to Veterinary Services for onward transmission to the NCB National Focal Point – Pharmaceutical Services, Dept. of Health – MHSD in accordance with Section 4. b (ii) of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
· Provide after-hours patient care to clients.
Guide to professional conduct
It is the duty of every veterinarian to:
· Defend the honor, dignity and tradition of the veterinary profession at all times.
· Pursue the work of his profession with uprightness of conduct.
· Serve the community to the utmost of his ability.
· Constantly endeavour to ensure the welfare of animals committed to his care.
· Ensure integrity of veterinary certification.
· Ensure that all animals under his care are treated humanely and with respect.
· Maintain and continue to develop his professional knowledge and skills.
· Ensure the integrity of veterinary certification.
· Foster and endeavour to maintain good relationships with clients and other professional colleagues.