Veterinary Association of Namibia
Welcome to the VAN HOME

The Veterinary Association of Namibia (VAN) is the professional organisation representing veterinarians 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.
  • 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.

Click here to join VAN.

Veterinary Council Matters

VAN and the Veterinary Council of Namibia are not the same institution. 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, must contact the Council at

State Vet Related Queries

Any queries regarding state veterinary affairs like import regulations need to be dealt with by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform -Directorate of Veterinary Services:

Veterinary Import Office Tel: +264 61 276 592 or +264 61 208 7892
Email Address:

To contact local state veterinary offices, please look under “Find A Vet- State Veterinarians”
For Frequently Asked Questions concerning pet travel, click here.

Find a Vet:

Private Practitioners | State Veterinarians

Upcoming Events:

Latest Newsletter:

MANGA September 2023
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Format: PDF
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