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Welcome to the VAN HOME

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 vcn@iafrica.com.na