Training and Development of Lay People, Students and Post Graduate Para-Veterinarians

Training and Development of Lay People, Students and Post Graduate Para-Veterinarians

The Society provides training and development of Animal Welfare Assistants (AWA) and Animal Health Technicians (AHT).
AWA’s are lay persons drawn from the communities we serve, trained and proposed for examination by The Society and examined and authorised by The South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) to perform rudimentary veterinary services under the guidance of a veterinarian. In excess of 140 people were employed in this capacity from 1958 until legislative changes were made by the SAVC in 2012.
A diploma or degree in animal health in respect of AHT’s has been established to enhance the care of rural stock animals. The Society provides AHT’s with post graduate employment and training opportunities in domestic animal and equine care thereby widening their future employment scope.
The Society seeks to be instrumental in developing the curriculum of current and future students at the University of the Northwest and serves as a practical training facility during their studies.
Our ultimate intention is to ensure that the quality and accessibility of future veterinary care provision will sustain the demands of our nation.

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March 27, 2015

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