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Kenya Veterinary Association (KVA) is a membership organization for all the veterinary doctors in Kenya. KVA was founded in 1967 with over 1500 members registered under the Societies Act, Cap 108 Laws of Kenya. The KVA members derive their livelihoods from the Public, Government and State Agencies, Pharmaceutical Industry, Private Practice, Academic Institutions among others.

The Kenya Veterinary Association provides leadership in the animal resources industry through stewardship of the veterinary profession to ensure effective service delivery in animal health, welfare, production and food safety of animal origin. Appropriately managed animal resources provide food Security and nutrition, work, economic and social status and ensure environmental sustainability. KVA’s objectives include: safeguarding and guaranteeing animal health and welfare; safeguarding the welfare of its members; maintaining the dignity of the veterinary profession; continuous veterinary education and; local and international exchange of veterinary information. Over the last 50 years KVA has grown exponentially in membership and diversity with 10 branches spread countrywide.


The Kenya Veterinary Association leads the stakeholders annually in celebrating the World Veterinary Day (WVD) which takes place globally on the last Saturday of April. This event aims to highlight and promote the different facets of the work performed by veterinarians all over the world and to raise awareness on their contribution to improve animal health and welfare, as well as public health and wealth creation through the animal resource sector.

This year, the World Veterinary day celebrations in Kenya will be held in Nyeri County at Green Hills Hotel.

The theme of the Celebrations will be “sustainable livelihoods through one health’’. This event creates an opportunity for Kenya to showcase the role the veterinary practice has played globally for humanity since advent of the profession over 250 years back and for the KVA for the past 50 years of existence. The activities shall be carried out countrywide commencing with talk shows, other media publicity, corporate social responsibility programs, documentaries, Livestock producers’ exhibitions, public veterinary education, animal resource industry sector advocacy, information exchange and scientific conferences climaxing into an International Conference at the end of April 2017. These events will cost a budget of Fifteen Million Kenya Shillings (15,000,000/=) only.



The main deliverable shall be to bring to the fore the important role played by the animal resources industry in livelihoods support and economic growth and showcase opportunities available through raising awareness on the contribution and profile of the veterinary practice in the industry.


Commitment by stakeholders to partner with the KVA and support the different aspects of the budget to make the events a success and enhance further collaborations.

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The abstract should be in English and have a maximum of 300 words in Times New Roman, double-spaced and font size 12, Left alignment. All abstracts should be submitted as Word documents by the 31st of January, 2018. Notice of acceptance will be given by the 16th of February, 2018. 

The abstracts should be concise and structured as below:

  • Introduction (inclusive of aim/objectives)
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Key words

Indicate under which theme or sub-theme your abstract is submitted and whether it is an oral or poster presentation. 

Please submit your abstract on our registration page online at: Register online now.

Please direct any queries to 2018conference@kenyavetassociation.com


Delegate fees  are as follows:

* Note: A student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from a recognised tertiary or secondary educational institution or international student card.  Students must be studying full time to qualify for the discounted rate.  Please note: A copy of your student identification card must be emailed to the Conference Organizers. Without this copy, the full registration fee will be charged.
** Conference fees includes: the conference program, abstract book and proceedings and daily refreshments.  


1. Direct bank deposit

  • Branch: WESTLANDS
  • Account number: 0731 359 571
  • Scan and send the deposit slip to 2018conference@kenyavetassociation.com or present physically at venue


  • Pay bill: 303030
  • Account number: 0731 359 571
  • Then send the message received to +254 727 680 022 or 2018conference@kenyavetassociation.com

Registration process

There are two ways to register: 

  • Complete our online registration form Register online now.
  • Pay and register on-site during the first day of the conference.   

Please send any queries regarding conference registration to; 2018conference@kenyavetassociation.com


Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.

Please direct any queries to 2018conference@kenyavetassociation.com


The generous support of our partners and stakeholders has greatly assisted to widen participation in the event and is greatly appreciated. The main partners for this event are the Zoonotic Disease Unit, and the Washington State University. 

The Conference will provide the perfect forum for companies actively involved in the veterinary and relevant sectors to promote their products and services. There are many attractive sponsorship and advertising opportunities available to increase your company’s brand to your key target markets ranging from small to high-level packages.  Packages can also be individually tailored to suit your requirements.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please drop us as an email at: 2018conference@kenyavetassociation.com


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