To receive a complaint from the South African Veterinary Council can be one of the most heart wrenching experiences, even unpleasant to think about it ever occurring, but it can, and when it does we at Legalvet Services are there to assist you in various ways.
We assist veterinarians and para-veterinarians with these complaints by awarding you with not only our Legal knowledge in this area but also by being able to recognize the day to day difficulties of running and owning a veterinary practice. We at Legalvet Services have a personal vested interest in the industry and situations being encountered.
We assist you as veterinarians with the drafting of replies to the Veterinary Council and when necessary will also appear on your behalf at Council tribunal hearings. We at Legalvet also offer assistance to veterinarians and other para-veterinary professionals in regard to the appeals process and or any reviews of administrative decisions taken against them. This also extends to Veterinarians faced with civil or criminal claims against them.
Are you as a Veterinarian seeking advice with regards to partnership agreements or the sale or renting of your practice? We would be glad to assist you with this process.
Do you have, or received a dispute in regard to Game and livestock sales? This happens more often than one would expect especially where valuable animals are bought but do not perform as expected or promised. At Legalvet we will assist in resolving these disputes between buyers and sellers through mediation or litigation.
Prevention First! – it is always better to prevent disputes by using professionally constructed and worded contracts for the sale and purchase of valuable animals. We will draft both detailed and topic specific contracts customized to you and your business.
Vendor declarations are used by buyers to protect their interests when buying animals and where they do not want to make use of a detailed contract, Legalvet Services have detailed knowledge and experience in this area and are ready to assist you in drafting these declarations.
Insurance is often acquired due to the ever increasing value of wildlife & the high risk of translocation. As a result, and with the Nature of Insurance – claims can be repudiated or rejected on various grounds or views. At Legalvet Services we are here to help and advise farmers in these matters, by giving informed and legally correct information required to assist in resolving such disputes and the prevention thereof.
Legalvet Services provide assistance to the animal health industry and individuals with regards to regulatory issues under the Animal Diseases Act, No 35 of 1984; the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, No 36 of 1947; and the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, No 101 of 1965 in as far as it relates to the animal health industry.