PART: Preliminary ss 12

CHAPTER: 61:04

1.       Short title

            This Act may be cited as the Veterinary Surgeons Act.

2.       Interpretation

            In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

             "animal" includes-

     (a)     any kind of mammal, except man; and

     (b)     any bird, fish, reptile or insect;

            "Association" means the Botswana Veterinary Association registered under the Societies Act;

            "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Council, appointed under section 3 (1) (a) of the Act;

            "Committee" means a committee of the Council, established under section 6(1);

            "Council" means the Veterinary Surgeons Council established under section 3 (1);

            "Director" means the Director of Veterinary Services;

            "game" means any animal specified in the Sixth and Seventh Schedules to the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act;

            "licence" means a licence issued under section 39 to establish a private practice;

            "member" means a member of the Council, appointed under section 3(1);

            "para-professional" means a person, other than a veterinary surgeon, authorised by the Council to carry out designated duties relating to veterinary medicine under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon;

            "private practice" means the rendering of veterinary services by a veterinary surgeon for hire, gain, fee, compensation, reward received or promised or offered directly or indirectly;

            "Register" means the register of veterinary surgeons kept under section 13;

            "Registrar" means the Registrar of Veterinary Surgeons appointed under section 8;

            "repealed Act" means the Veterinary Surgeons Act;

            "veterinary biologicals" means-

     (a)     any live, live attenuated or inactivated vaccines, and sera and antisera used in animals for prophylactic immunisation of animals against animal diseases;

     (b)     any live intestinal microflora used for probiotic purposes;

     (c)     any interdermal tuberculin for diagnostic tests;

     (d)     any enzymes for the treatment of diarrhoeas, improvement of starch, fibre digestion and restoration of gut microflora of all species; or

     (e)     any material for therapeutic use produced using biotechnological means of recombinant DNA;

            "veterinary surgeon" means a person registered as a veterinary surgeon under section 12 (1); and

            "veterinary surgery" includes the practise of veterinary medicine and the giving or providing of any treatment, test, advice, diagnosis or attention such as is normally performed, given or provided by ve-terinary surgeons at an established location.