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 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

Regulations
Bylaws Annex A
2017 Corporate Application
2017 Hospital Accreditation Application
Types of Practice Facilities
Equipment Certification Companies