Uganda Veterinary Association is an umberalla body of proffesional Veterinarians that promotes and protects the interests of its members.
The Association boasts of a membership of 1200
Eligibility for membership
Any Veterinary practitioner resident in Uganda, registered, licensed or provisionally registered in Uganda under the legislation from time to time in force in Uganda relating to registration, licensing or provisional registration of veterinary practitioners though not registered, licensed or provisionally registered in Uganda, is already in possession of a veterinary qualification the holding of which is a condition precedent to his being eligible to be registered, licensed or provisionally registered is eligible for membership.
Eligible members have to apply for membership from the UVA Head Office:
- Application for membership shall be made on a prescribed form to be obtained from the General Secretary of the Association.
- The General Secretary on receiving such applications shall notify members of the Executive Committee within three months of the application.
- Application for membership shall be considered by the Executive Committee who shall have the power to accept or reject an application.
- The General Secretary shall inform the applicant of the fate of his application and advise the applicant accordingly.
- If the Executive Committee rejects an application, the applicant may appeal to a general meeting.
- When such a case of a rejected application comes to a meeting it shall be decided by a ballot.
- Should an applicant fail to secure 2/3 of the votes cast, the application shall be rejected and shall not be eligible for reconsideration until the expiration of six months reckoned from the date of its rejection.
Types of Memberships
Eligibility to Full membership of the association shall be open to holders of a Veterinary Medicine Degree or any other equivalent Veterinary Qualification recognizable by the Uganda Veterinary Board or any other Veterinary Statutory Body in Uganda. A Full member shall then be one who has fulfilled all the financial obligations to the Association as stipulated in the constitution
- An Associate member shall be one who is undertaking studies leading to award of a degree in Veterinary Medicine or a Veterinary Qualification recognizable by the Veterinary Board or any other Veterinary Statutory Body in Uganda.
- Associate Members shall have all the privileges of Membership except being able to vote in General Meetings. They shall neither serve on the Executive Committee nor pay membership subscriptions.
- Honorary membership may be offered to members of the Association, or to non- veterinarians whom the Association deems to have rendered outstanding service to the veterinary profession in Uganda. Honorary membership shall be for life and shall be limited to a maximum of five individuals at any one time.
- Honorary members may participate in all other activities of the Association, but those who are not veterinary professionals shall not stand for elective or nominated posts.
- Honorary members who are not Veterinary professionals shall have no voting rights.
- Corporate membership may be offered to organizations or bodies dealing with aspects of veterinary importance e.g. pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, parastatals, universities and Non-Governmental organizations
- shall have no voting rights;iii. shall have no right to propose, second orobject to application for ordinarymembership or honorary membership, any office in the Association or place in the Executive Committee; and
- may participate in all other activities of the Association but shall not stand for elective posts or be nominated to any post.
- Any person who the executive committee considers to have rendered outstanding long-term service to the Association.
- Any practicing veterinarian who chooses to pay a certain prescribed fee for life membership.