Application for membership shall be on properly prescribed form and the applicant must be proposed and seconded by an ordinary and paid up member of the Association.
Each application shall be laid before a properly constituted Executive Committee meeting for consideration and admission shall be on the unanimous vote of the committee members present and voting. In the event of there not being a unanimous vote for admission the application shall be deferred to the next executive committee meeting.
No member will be properly admitted and have the rights of membership until he/she has paid his/her application fee and annual subscription.
It is free of charge provided the student is in Nairobi University or other veterinary schools recognized by the KVA.
Every student member is expected upon graduation to write and inform the Honorary Secretary of his/her qualification and registration/licensing and upon the payment of the current prescribed fees, and filling of the appropriate application forms the graduant will be promoted to an ordinary member.
A recommendation of honorary membership shall be proposed and seconded by ordinary paid up members in writing to the Honorary Secretary of the KVA. The Honorary Secretary shall circulate the name(s) of the proposed individual(s) in writing to the entire membership of the KVA for scrutiny – at least three months in advance of the Annual General Meeting.
The branches shall in turn forward their recommendations to the Council of the KVA at least eight weeks prior to an Annual General Meeting of the Association. The Council shall prepare a recommendation and place it on the KVA Annual General Meeting agenda. Admission shall be by a majority vote at a properly constituted general meeting of the Association. Honorary members are exempted from payment of subscription fees.
Prospective corporate members apply in writing to the Honorary Secretary of KVA. The application is then laid before a properly constituted executive committee meeting for consideration and admission and is subjected to a unanimous vote of the executive committee members present and voting. In the event of there not being a unanimous vote for admission the application may be deferred to the next executive committee meeting on admission.
The Executive Committee of KVA then decides on admission of corporate members. There shall be only two representatives of the corporate member institutions at KVA official functions at any one given time.