The Veterinary Association of Namibia (VAN) is the professional organisation representing veterinarians and para-veterinary professionals across Namibia.
The VAN serves the veterinary profession by:
Promoting continuing education for all members via the annual VAN Congress and supporting other high quality events and opportunities organised through the Namibian Veterinary Clinicians Forum
Acting and speaking as one voice on matters that affect the profession and ensuring that opinions of VAN members inform policy-makers
Promoting, improving, supporting and protecting the interests and status of the veterinary profession, and making the profession visible
Ensuring that all VAN members adhere to the VAN Professional Code of Conduct meant to promote just and current practice
Providing excellent service to members and striving to achieve high standards of management and governance.
To join VAN contact the scretary at for the application form and forward it to the VAN Exco.
Veterinary Council Matters
Veterinarians who wish to be registered to practice in Namibia or students who would like to do their practicals with either private or state veterinarians, please visit Veterinary Council of Namibia for the relevant forms or contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
State Vet Related Queries
Any queries regarding state vet affairs like import regulations need to be dealt with by Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry-Directorate of Veterinary Science (www.mawf.gov.na).