Section 26 of the VSVP Act 2011 states that, Every Veterinary surgeon and veterinary paraprofessional registered under this Act shall be required, in addition to being registered under this Act, to take out an annual licence in the form set out in the Fourth Schedule, issued to him by the Board before engaging in private practice.

Section 27 of the VSVP Act 2011 states that no Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinary Para-professional shall been titled to recover in any court any charges for, or expenses incurred, in any professional service, advice or visit or for the value of any medicine, material, substance or appliance supplied, unless he was, at the time such aid or advice was given or the visit made or such medicine, material or substance was supplied, duly registered and licensed under this Act.