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Licensing policies

Any person who wises to practise veterinary medicine in Singapore is required to apply for and obtain a veterinary licence from the Director-General, Animal Health and Welfare. This requirement is stated under Section 53 of the Animals and Birds Act.

Any person who wishes to operate and maintain a premises as a veterinary clinic or hospital must first obtain a licence from the Director-General, Animal Health and Welfare. This requirement is stated under Section 54 of the Animals and Birds Act, and the Animal and Birds (Veterinary Centres) Rules.

If you are operating a veterinary clinic or hospital, you are responsible for observing and keeping yourself informed of all relevant statutory requirements. Copies of the relevant legislation are available from the following legal publisher.

Toppan Leefung Pte Ltd

1 Kim Seng Promenade
#18-01
Great World City East Tower
Singapore 237994 

Tel: (65) 68269691 
E-mail: 
legalpub@snpcorp.com 
Website: 
www.toppanleefung.com/webshop

All licensees must comply with the conditions of licensing, or any directives that may be issued by our Director-General from time to time.

Veterinary centres must be under the control and management of a veterinary surgeon at all times, and ensure that the veterinary surgeons under their employment are licensed by AVS. Veterinary centres are subject to inspection by AVS.