STEPS IN OPENING A VETERINARY PRACTICE IN NOVA SCOTIA

Step 1:  Apply for a Corporate Permit
(Refer to the Regulations Respecting Veterinary Medicine, Section 21: Corporate Permits)
• Submit an request to use the facility name for approval by the Registrar, once approved
• Register with NS Joint Stock Companies
• Complete the below Corporate Application form and attach the Certificate of Registration and payment

Step 2:  Request a Hospital Inspection
(Refer to the Annex “A” to the By-Laws – Standards for Facilities)
• Contact the NSVMA office to arrange a tentative inspection date – this inspection must be done before the doors are open to the public (usually 1-3 days prior to the opening date)
• Complete the below Hospital Accreditation form and submit payment prior to the inspection
• Contact the NSVMA office with updates on progress and indicate if the tentative date needs to be changed
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REFERENCES & APPLICATION FORMS

Regulations
Bylaws Annex A

2017 Corporate Application


2017 Hospital Accreditation Application

Types of Practice Facilities
Equipment Certification Companies