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Kenya - Application for Approval of a Veterinary Clinical Centre / Hospital / Ambulatory Facility

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person

  1. A person intending to operate a veterinary clinical center, veterinary hospital or an ambulatory service shall, before commencing such operation, apply to the Kenya Veterinary Board for approval.
  2. The individual should approach the Kenya Veterinary Board Offices and be issued with an Application for Approval of a Veterinary Clinical Centre/ Hospital/ Ambulatory Facility Form-34A to fill and submit.
  3. The application form can also be down loaded from their website through the following link.
  4. The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful. A list of these documents can be found under the "Required Documents" section of this page or at KVB registration requirements page.
  5. The Kenya veterinary Board shall upon receipt of the application, cause an inspection to be conducted of the veterinary clinical center, veterinary hospital or an ambulatory service. This is usually one day after the submission of the application
  6. You will be required to pay the appropriate inspection fees and submit the payment receipt. The amount of fees to be paid can be found under the "Fees" section of this page or at KVB registration fees page.
  7. If the board is satisfied that the applicant complies with the standards set out in regulations, the board will advise the applicant to pay the licensing fees. The amount of fees to be paid can be found under the "Fees" section of this page or at KVB registration fees page.
  8. After payment of the requisite fee, the board will approve the application and issue a license in Form 34 (b). The license issued shall be valid for a period of one year calculated from the date of issue.
  9. The license may be cancelled at any time when the Board establishes a breach of any provisions of these Regulations.
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Registration certificate as a Veterinary surgeon
  2. Academic and qualification certificate of veterinary surgeon
  3. Registration certificate of the Veterinary Clinical Centre/ Hospital/ Ambulatory Facility
  4. Evidence of payment of prescribed fees
  5. Registration document from professional association of veterinary surgeon.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Kenya Veterinary Board - Head Office
Off Waiyaki Way,
Veterinary Research Laboratories:
Kabete, Nairobi Kenya.
Telephone: +254-701-581718
Mobile Number: +254-722-305253
E-mail: [email protected]
Website:Kenya Veterinary Board

Eligibility[edit]

  • Institutions or Individuals wishing to engage in/ run a Veterinary Clinical canter/Hospital or Ambulatory Facility


Fees[edit]

  • Inspection fees for registration of a veterinary clinical center, Ksh.50, 000 (fifty thousand). Paid Once
  • Inspection fees for registration for a veterinary hospital, Ksh. 100,000 (one hundred thousand). Paid Once
  • Inspection fees for ambulatory facility, Ksh 5,000 (five thousand). Paid annually


  • License fees for veterinary clinical center , Ksh.15,000.Paid annually
  • License fees for veterinary hospital, Ksh 30,000. Paid annually
  • License fees for ambulatory facility, Ksh5,000 (five thousand). Paid annually


  • Application fees can be paid directly to Cooperative Bank, Westlands Branch, Ac no 01141151721300 and banking slip presented to KVB. Include your name in the narrative.
  • Gazetted fees for various services ,Fee Summary

Validity[edit]

  • The license is valid for a period of one year.

Documents to Use[edit]

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • Inspections are done 1 day after approval of application.
  • Licensing is done 1 day after inspection and approval

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

Instructions[edit]

Required Information[edit]

  1. Name of the applicant
  2. Practice name
  3. Tel/Mobile number
  4. Email
  5. Location Premises of practice
  6. Town of practice
  7. Services to offer in practice
  8. Presiding Doctor
  9. veterinary surgeon registration No
  10. Date of application
  11. Signature

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Veterinary Clinical Centre/ Hospital/ Ambulatory Facilities should be registered / inspected and approved with the Kenya Veterinary Board in order to carry out its operations in Kenya.
  • This helps to curb sub-standard facilities which spring up and lower the standards of veterinary service sin Kenya.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The VSVP Act 2011 defines Veterinary Practice as:-
(a) prevention of an infectious or organic disease or pathological condition;
(b) performance of a surgical operation on an animal;
(c) dispensing or administration of veterinary medicines on animals;
(d) giving of any treatment, advice, training, research, consultancy services, diagnosis or attendance and other related veterinary services;
(e) inspection of foods of animal origin for purposes of food safety;
(f) provision of animal welfare services

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Others[edit]

Approval for veterinary clinical centers, hospitals and ambulatory services.

  • A person intending to operate a veterinary clinical center, veterinary hospital or an ambulatory service shall, before commencing such operation, apply to the Board for approval in accordance with Form 34 (a) .
  • The Board shall on receipt of the application, cause an inspection to be conducted of the veterinary clinical center, veterinary hospital or an ambulatory service.
  • The Board shall, where the applicant complies with the standards set out in regulations and on payment of the requisite fee, approve the application and issue a license in Form 34 (b)
  • A license issued under this Regulation shall be valid for a period of one year calculated from the date of issue.
  • a license may be cancelled at any time when the Board establishes a breach of any provisions of these Regulations.