Allow Vets Who Provide After Hour Services to Practice in Ballito

Allow Vets Who Provide After Hour Services to Practice in Ballito

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Riaan Verster started this petition to South Africa Veterinary Council

Ballito pet owners have recently been informed that all three veterinary practices in the Dolphin Coast area (Ballito, Salt Rock and Sheffield) have "agreed" that they will no longer be providing after hours / emergency services. This forces pet owners to travel to veterinary practices in other areas like Tongaat (25 - 30 minutes drive), Glen Ashley (35 -40 minute drive) or Westville (50 - 60 minutes drive).

Other than this being inconvenient and expensive in terms of fuel costs, it also presents the risk that pets needing immediate or urgent medical attention, will not get this as there is, at least, a 30 minute panicked drive involved. Inevitably some of our fur babies will die as a result. 

Having spoken to vets in surrounding areas to request them to open practices in the Dolphin Coast Area, which can provide after hours services, we have been informed that the location of vet practices is regulated by the SAVC. 

We call on the SAVC to investigate this recently announced "agreement" of vets in the Dolphin Coast Area not to provide after hour services and to allow vets in surrounding areas to open practices in the Dolphin Coast Area that will provide emergency after hours care. 

   

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