Becoming a Member

SAENA members are formally recognised as professional practitioners who have obtained a high standard of qualification through SAENA accredited training, are committed to their ongoing education, and who provide treatment and advice according to a strict Code of Practice.

The Association promotes a continuing education approach for members in order to ensure the highest standard of professionalism is maintained. 

When you choose a SAENA member to treat your dog, cat or horse you are guaranteed that they are qualified and have the appropriate skills to treat your animals.

Full Memberships

Practitioners who have completed one of the SAENA accredited courses are eligible for membership of SAENA.

SAENA members are eligible to be listed on the SAENA Practitioner Listing, which generally displays in the top 5 Google search results. They are also eligible to display the SAENA logo on their promotional material, demonstrating their standard of professionalism and excellence in their chosen field.

Membership renewals

Full membership of SAENA costs $100, charged annually from your joining date.


Students studying an accredited course are eligible for free Student Membership of SAENA until they achieve the first component of their certification.

To apply for Student Membership please complete the attached SAENA Membership form, complete the relevant details, scan the completed form and send it to along with proof of enrolment from the College.

Honorary Membership

The SAENA Executive may grant Honorary Membership to someone who had demonstrated significiant and ongoing commitment and contribution to furthering the aims and objectives of SAENA, but who is not a qualified small animal or equine practitioner.