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How to Register as a Veterinary Surgeon in Kenya

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How to Register as a Veterinary Surgeon in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Sat 14, March, 2020 11:12am
To register as a Veterinary Para-Professional, the applicant has to contact the Kenya Veterinary Board offices.
The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and it can be found under the "Required Documents" section or this page or at KVB Registration requirements page.
Payment of appropriate fees should be made and that can be found under the "Fees" section of this page or at KVB registration fees page.
On Completion of this process, the applicant will receive the written confirmation within seven (7) days after the Board's approval.

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Required Documents
Dully filled application form for veterinary surgeon


Academic certificates (Not result slip)
Professional certificates
National Identity Card/Passport
Passport size photograph
Registration document from professional association
The Vetenarians oath
Present the above documents original and copy

Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Veterinary Board,
Veterinary Research Laboratories
Off Waiyaki Way, Kabete, Nairobi,
P.O. Box 513-00605,
Uthiru, Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: +254-701-581718
Mobile Number: +254-722-305253
E-mail: info@kenyavetboard.or.ke
Website: http://kenyavetboard.or.ke/
Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am -1.00pm and 2.00pm 5.00pm
Map Location

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A person qualifies to be registered as a veterinary surgeon if he/she:-

is a citizen of Kenya
holds a degree in veterinary medicine from a university recognized in Kenya, and has after such qualification served an internship of not less than twelve months under a veterinary surgeon with not less than five years standing; and
is a member of a registered professional association representing the interests of veterinary surgeons.

Ksh. 4,000


Documents to Use
Veterinary Surgeon Registration Application Form (Form 1)

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Sample Documents
Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time
Within seven (7) days after the Board's approval

Related Videos
Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".

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For one to be registered as a Veterinary Surgeon, the following requirements must be met:-

Valid degree certificate in Veterinary Medicine and surgery from a KVB recognized institution.
Sworn the professional oath as prescribed in VSVP Act 2011.
Provide Proof of a 12 month successful professional internship.
Provide proof of membership of a professional association.
A Filled in application form for registration.
Paid application fee. The current application fee is set at Ksh 4,000/=. Application fees can be paid directly to Cooperative Bank, Westlands Branch, Ac no 01141151721300 and banking slip presented to KVB. Include your name in the narrative.

Required Information
Name of the applicant
Address of the applicant

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Need for the Document
The Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) is the regulatory body of veterinary profession in Kenya.

Being a developing economy where animal resources contribute a major portion of the GDP, there are many career opportunities for veterinarians.

Under the provisions of the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Paraprofessionals Act of 2011, only a registered veterinary surgeon is permitted to diagnose and treat the injuries and ailments of animals.

Information which might help
The VSVP Act 2011 defines Veterinary Practice as:-

(a) prevention of an infectious or organic disease or pathological condition;

(b) performance of a surgical operation on an animal;

(c) dispensing or administration of veterinary medicines on animals;

(d) giving of any treatment, advice,training, research, consultancy services,diagnosis or attendance and other related veterinary services;

(e) inspection of foods of animal origin for purposes of food safety;

(f) provision of animal welfare services

Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links
Veterinary surgeons and Para Professionals Regulations (2013)

Want To Be A Vet Surgeon

Kenya Veterinary Board

The Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Para-Professional Act, 2011

Kenya Veterinary Board Service Charter

Who Can Register

How To Register

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The Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) as currently constituted is created by the new Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Para-professionals (VSVP) Act No. 29 of 2011 which was assented to by the President of the Republic of Kenya on 16th September 2011 and took effect on 2nd December 2011 after gazettement (Legal Notice No. 183 of 28-11-2011) by the Minister for Livestock Development. The Board was launched on 14th February 2012 in accordance with the provisions of Section 4 (1) of the VSVP Act. The VSVP Act, which now provides for registration of both Veterinary surgeons and Veterinary Para-professionals, replaced the almost 60 year old Veterinary Surgeons Act (Cap 366) of 1953, which provided for registration of Veterinary Surgeons only.

The Core functions of the Board are:-

Advise the Government on matters relating to veterinary training, research, practice and employment, the use of veterinary medicines, poisons and the pesticides and other issues relating to animal welfare;
Prescribe courses of training for veterinary surgeons and veterinary para-professionals;
Approve institutions for the training of veterinary surgeons and various categories of veterinary para-professionals;
Consider and approve the qualifications of the various categories of veterinary para-professionals for the purposes of registration.
Register, license, control and regulate veterinary practice and veterinary laboratories, clinics, animal hospitals and animal welfare institutions.
Formulate and publish a code of ethics for all registered persons;
Ensure the maintenance and improvement of the standards of practice by the registered persons;
Assess human resource and necessary training programs to guarantee sound and efficient veterinary service delivery and advise the relevant Ministries accordingly.
Create an inspectorate to work in collaboration with law enforcement agencies to locate, inspect, and close down premises or ambulatory clinics operated contrary to the practices prescribed in the Act, and take legal action against the offenders;
Regulate the use of technology for purposes of animal breeding.

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