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Botswana Veterinary Associaton was registered officially under Botswana Societies Act on the 4th November 1982 as Botswana National Veterinary Association. The word National was added to avoid confusion with the British Veterinary association. It had the following as its aims and objectives:

•To promote within Botswana the interests of the veterinary and allied sciences and to maintain the honour and traditions of the profession.

•To effect the closes possible links with veterinary associations of neighboring countries

•To facilitate the dissemination of professional knowledge and information.

The first Executive members charged with the responsibility of running the newly formed association were: Dr Roger Winsor (Chairman), Dr Matz Mosienyane (Vice Chair) Dr Kofi Coleman (Secretary/Treasurer) and Allen Wellwood as and additional member.

Membership was open to any person holding Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or its equivalent qualification until such time that Botswana Veterinary Council had been legalized.

The association changed to the current name Botswana Veterinary Association on the 3rd February 1984.

On the 4th April 2010, a new/amended constitution was effected to accommodate the significant growth of the association and worldwide growth and changes in the Veterinary profession.

The Association has enjoyed leadership of 5 different Presidents/Chairpersons. Dr Ignatius Tothozhani Ndzinge humbly and willingly served as the President for 10 years straight from 1986 until 1996. Currently, the association has around 100 members and continues to grow as newly qualified and experienced vets join the profession in the country. It is a member of the Commonwealth veterinary Association and World Veterinary Association.

 

BVA Constitution