The National Veterinary Clinicians Group of the South African Veterinary Association focuses on the professional needs of companion animal veterinary surgeons. By helping vets become better at what they do, they can in turn provide better service to the public and the pet population of South Africa.
In the veterinary profession companion animals are often referred to as small animal, vs. livestock which is typically referred to as large animals. This terminology may be confusing to members of the public since a small animal will be considered to be a mouse and an elephant will be considered to be a large animal. Over the years the terms used by the veterinary profession as small animal vets have become synonymous with what the public would refer to as pets vets and small animal vets therefore refers to vets who look after dogs, cats, birds and other animals kept as pets as companion animal veterinarians. This is the group of vets who are the members of the National Veterinary Clinicians Group of the South African Veterinary Association. Not all small animal vets belong the National Veterinary Clinicians Group and it will be a good indicator for members of the public to determine if their vets stays up to date with the latest developments in veterinary science by finding out if their vet belongs to the NVCG.
The National Veterinary Clinicians Group of the South African Veterinary Association has a strong focus on the human animal bond and strives to ensure that the best possible veterinary care is made available to pet owners of South Africa on a sustainable basis.
The National Veterinary Clinicians Group provides a national forum for companion animal veterinarians of South Africa to further their knowledge and expertise and so enhance the service they offer to their patients.
The National Veterinary Clinicians Group hosts a network for companion animal veterinarians to interact and communicate with each other on a professional level.The National Veterinary Clinicians Group provides continuing education courses and professional dialogue between veterinarians.
The National Veterinary Clinicians Group keeps companion animal veterinarians up to date with medical and surgical advancements in caring for companion animal pets.
The National Veterinary Clinicians Group helps veterinarians maintain a high standard in pet care.
They provide a body for a united voice for problems that may arise pertaining to companion animal care and companion animal practice.
The NVCG advances the principle of One Health. (Health of our pets is linked to human health.)
Application form for NVCG membership: membership form electronicÂ or click on the membership section in the website