Opening / Owning / Operating a Veterinary Practice

Step 1: Apply for a Corporate Permit

(Refer to the Regulations Respecting Veterinary Medicine, Section 21: Corporate Permits)
• Submit a 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


References & Application Forms

2019 Corporate Application
2019 Hospital Accreditation
Small Animal Mobile Service check list
Small Animal House Call Service check list
Small Animal Hospital check list
Large Animal Mobile Service check list
Large Animal Hospital check list
Radiology/X-Ray Equipment Certification Companies