About Nepal Veterinary Council
The need to ensure quality veterinary service through qualified veterinary human resource for fight animal diseases and specifically the eradication of rinderpest led to the creation of the Nepal Veterinary Council and as a national veterinary statutory body through the promulgation of Nepal Veterinary Council Act, 2055.
Nepal, being a member of World Trade Organization, has international obligation to strengthen and ensure quality of her national veterinary service, including the legislative and regulatory mechanism, through the establishment of the Council in line with the Office International des Epizooties (OIE).
The Nepal Veterinary Council is the highest authority and veterinary statutory body of Nepal established by law. The NVC is the independent governmental organization responsible for improving animal health service nationwide ensuring the quality of human resource involved in the veterinary services.
Till date a total of 576 veterinarians have been registered in the Council. The NVC maintains functional relationship with concerned national and international organizations. The NVC is on way to improve its functions and capacity as laid down in its five years strategic plan (2009-13).
How does the organization function?
The organization is placed under the authority and control of a Council comprised of a President, two Vice Presidents (2) and eight members elected or designated from among registered veterinarians for a four-years term. A Registrar is appointed as overall in-charge of administration in the office of the Council by the government.
The NVC has constituted following Committees from among the members to achieve the objectives:
Professional Standard and Competency Assessment Committee
Veterinary Institutions Monitoring Committee
Complaints Assessment Committee
Finance and Administration Committee
NVC has a central level organization with an office located at veterinary complex, Tripureswor, Kathmandu. The day-to-day operation of the NVC is managed at the office of the Council under the responsibility of the Registrar. The office implements the resolutions passed by NVC.
The main functions of the Council are:
to register the qualified veterinarian
to regulate veterinary professionals
to regulate veterinary educational establishments
to advocate government in matter related to veterinary profession
to examine and approve the annual program budget of the Council
The Council meets at least twice a year to review, examine and approve the technical and administrative affairs.
The NVC’s financial resources are derived principally from the governmental grant, registration fees and other income generating activities of the Council.