The role of the SAVA (South African Veterinary Association) is to promote the conservation of wildlife, including rhinos. The SAVA regularly provides a platform for wildlife veterinarians to present new techniques, which are then open to discussion by the rest of the forum. Dr. van Niekerk of RRP presented our technique at several of these workshops countrywide during 2013 and the responses from the workshop attendees were overwhelmingly positive.
It’s counterpart, the SAVC (South African Veterinary Council) is bound by the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act no. 19 of 1982 to respond to complaints regarding veterinary professionals allegedly involved in professional misconduct. Neither body, therefore, “endorses” procedures per se, as this is not their role within the frameworks in which they operate.