Head office Mobile no: +254(727)680022 info@kenyavetassociation.com

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Kenya Veterinary Association and the CVA will hold an International Scientific Conference at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya as from 26th to 28th April, 2017 and thereafter mark the World Veterinary Day Celebrations. The theme of the Celebrations will be ‘’50 years of Veterinary Contribution to Sustainable Livelihoods and growth in developing economies’’. 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/CVA during 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, development of historical items, public veterinary education, animal resource industry sector advocacy, audit of sector performance, information exchange and scientific conferences climaxing into the International Conference at the end of April 2017.

The conference targets about 500 delegates comprising of National Government, County Government, Veterinary Practitioners, Academia, Media, international delegates, Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations etc .


  • Tue 25Th April, 2017 – CVA Meeting and arrival of delegates
  • Wed 26Th April, 2017 – Scientific conference and opening ceremony
  • Thu 27Th April, 2017:
    • Scientific Conference
    • The KVA Annual General Meeting
    • Excursions for international guests
  • Fri 28Th April, 2017 – Scientific Conference and Closing Ceremony
  • Sat 29Th April, 2017 – World veterinary day celebrations and livestock producers exhibition

The conference programme will include oral paper and poster presentations and enlightening discussions and talks relating to all aspects of, “Veterinary Contribution to Sustainable Livelihoods and growth in developing economies”. Click to view the conference programme 

The Safari Park Hotel & Casino is Nairobi’s famous resort and Africa’s largest and most exciting conference destination. The Safari Park Hotel blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation; sparkling water gardens with an inland beach and beautifully landscaped gardens, with a wide choice of international restaurants. The Safari Park Hotel & Casino stands in 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens incorporating a wide variety of indigenous trees, and offering sanctuary to a startling array of birds and butterflies.
Offering a selection of 203 rooms; 36 suites, 167 deluxe rooms. The Safari Park Hotel is a fusion of international sophistication, safari style, theme-park fun and cultural creativity.


Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya.

Delegates are expected to arrive in Nairobi on 25th and 26th April 2017 and head to their respective hotels. Distance from the Jomo Kenyatta International (JKI) Airport to the City Centre is 15km and cost by Taxi is between $15 – $20 dollars. It is preferable to pay in Local currency of Kenya Shillings.

On Arrival there are various Money Exchange Operators that exchange major currencies.

The Conference cost will ONLY cover the cost of meals and soft drinks served at the Conference venue, but excluding alcohol, telephone and facsimile services.
Delegations are advised to book rooms for their members who are not catered for by the Conference. A list of major hotels in Nairobi is provided on the conference website on the accommodation tab. www.kenyavetassociation.com

All delegates as well as members of advance teams will be expected to make their own transport arrangements. If required the Secretariat can assist to identify appropriate vehicles for hire.

Parking of vehicles will be at the Safari Park Hotel Kigwa parking that can be accessed through Gate 1 on the Thika Road High Way Service lane. For security reasons, the number of vehicles allowed to enter the different premises shall be limited.

 Ministers shall be issued with VIP Badges in order to give them access to the relevant venues and events.
 Delegates shall be issued with Local/International Delegate Badges to give them access to relevant venues and events.
 Members of the media team shall be issued with Media Badges to give them access to areas allowed for the press.
 Other badges will include Speakers, Exhibitors, Service Providers etc shall be issued with badges of different categories.
 All Participants are required to wear their designated badges throughout the conference. For replacement of lost badges delegates will be charged Kshs. 500/=

 In the event that delegates visit social places, they are kindly asked to take care of themselves.
 There will be a desk set up for the lost and found at the conference venue.
 Visitors are advised to carry about USD 500 for use in case of any emergency.

 The Month of April is a rainy season in Kenya with highs of 260 and lows of 140 Celsius during the conference period. There may be showers and thunderstorms during the conference period.
 Delegates are advised to carry an umbrella and warm clothes in the event that there are rains. Nairobi is often chilly at night and in the early morning.

Kenya’s currency is the Kenya Shilling (Kshs).
Foreign currency exchange rates against the prevailing currency rates;
 US Dollar
 Pound
 Euro
The conference venue has a foreign exchange bureau

Delegate Lunch and tea costs are covered in the Conference fee.

For more information please contact the Conference Secretariat via the following contacts;
KVA Secretariat
Call us on Cell No: +254 727 680022
Email us on the Secretariat: info@kenyavetassociation.com

Set Up
 All exhibitors who have paid will be assigned a booth with their organizations name.
 Designated Secretariat will be on the ground to assist you.
 All Exhibitors can begin to decorate their stands on the afternoon of 25th April, 2017. The official times of the Exhibition will be from 9.00a.m to 6.00pm.
 All exhibitors must have their accreditation badges which will be collected at the Conference Registration Desk.

Exhibition Booths
The booths that are offered by the Secretariat are standard and cannot be altered. The
Standard dimensions are 3m by 3m or 10 by 10ft. The heights of the booths are 2m and 1/2m high.
 Exhibitors will be provided with one (1) table and 2 chairs each.
 Exhibitors are allowed to bring a screen for their booth.
 Exhibitors will cater for cost of decorating their booth.
 All exhibitors will be provided with accreditation at the registration desk for identification purposes.
 The exhibition booth will be manned by a maximum of 2 people only.The two people manning the booths are entitled to 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock teas as well as lunches from the Exhibitors’ lunch tent.

The two people manning the booths are entitled to 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock teas as well as lunches from the Exhibitors’ lunch tent.
 The two stewards of the booth must be registered online by their respective organizations.
 The Official Opening day will be on 26th April, 2017.
 The booth will be free of charge for all sponsors.

 Security personnel will patrol the exhibition stands throughout the days of the conference.
 All participants will be screened.
 There will be dedicated ushers to assist with logistics at the event.

The conference secretariat has organized for first aid services with the hotel. Kindly note the Secretariat will only cater for minor medical cases and emergency evacuations will be facilitated where necessary and that the delegates cost. Delegates will cater for their medical bills if hospitalized.

For more information please contact the conference secretariat via the following contacts:



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 Orgnaizers. Without this copy, the full registration fee will be charged..
** Conference fees includes: the conference program, abstract book and proceedings and daily refreshments (2 teas and one lunch).  


1. Direct bank deposit

  • ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1178952568
  • Scan and send the deposit slip to 2017jointconference@kenyavetassociation.com or present physically at venue

2. Pay bill number 

  • If one wants to pay through pay bill to go direct to KVA KCB bank A/c it will be as follows
  • Pay bill: 522522
  • A/C 1178952568
  • Then send the message received to +254 727 680 022 or 2017jointconference@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.   

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation of delegate registration, KVA can offer refunds on the following basis:
Cancellation more than 2 weeks before the event Full refund minus 10% of total for administrative charge
Cancellation between 2 weeks and 3 days before the event 50% refund
Cancellation less than 3 days before the event 25% refund
Cancellation after the start of the event No refund

Please send any queries regarding conference registration to 2017jointconference@kenyavetassociation.com

N/B: The Secretariat will not be accepting any cash payments at the Conference venue


Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.

Please direct any queries to 2017jointconference@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 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Nairobi (FVM-UoN), Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) and stakeholders being the State Department of Livestock, Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS), GalVMED, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Brooke, World Animal Protection (WAP), Kenya Wildlife Society (KWS), and Counties- Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu.

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: 2017jointconference@kenyavetassociation.com




  • The conference logistical note is available click to view
  • The conference programme is now available click to view
  • The Notice and Agenda for the 51st Kenya Veterinary Association-Annual General Meeting is available click to view
  • Abstract submission details and guidelines available click to view
  • Online conference registration available click to register
  • Conference announcement available click to view

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