The Veterinary Association of Zambia is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal. The Association is governed by its members, who elect an Executive Committee of 16 members in every 4th year.
Established alongside the Veterinary Association of Zambia is a legalistic, juristic body called “The Veterinary Council of Zambia” which is a continuation of the body previously known as “The Board of Veterinary Surgery Cap 243”. This body is made up of 9 members, 5 of whom are elected by the veterinary profession. For further details of The Veterinary Council of Zambia, click here for details
The overall objective of the Association is to represents its members in all areas of the veterinary profession, and to implement its functions in accordance with Act 45 of 2010. The current members of the Executive Committee are:
The One Health concept is gathering momentum and is a concept which highlights the linkages between humans, animals and their environment. Nothing can be seen to be operating in isolation, and disease and health are linked across all three areas. As veterinarians, we have traditionally concentrated on preventing and curing diseases in animals, but it is becoming increasingly important for us to work with other professionals in all areas so that health is seen as a “global concept”. It is important for us to begin to understand the interactions between animal and human health and how a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach could help to solve emerging global problems.