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Veterinary Council of  Nigeria (VCN)

Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) is a body charged with the responsibility of coordinating and overseeing the practice of the Veterinary profession in Nigeria. These include determining what standards of knowledge and skills are to be attained by persons seeking to be registered as Veterinary Surgeons under the enabling act (Decree No. 37 of 1969 and Decree No 40 [Amendment] of 1987) and raising the standards from time to time as circumstances may permit.

The Veterinary profession was introduced with the advent of British colonial rule in Nigeria. By 1927, only eleven Veterinary Officers were in the country, all British, and deployed mainly in the Northern Provinces under Captain W.W. Henderson, the then Acting Chief Veterinary Officer. The Veterinary Officers were assisted by seven stockmen, two laboratory assistants, three "outdoor assistants" and one "yard foreman", all of whom were British. The only Nigerian in the service of mention was one Mr. S.A. Shonekan, a laboratory storekeeper.

By 1928, Veterinary Officers in-charge of immunization camps undertook the training of "Native Administration Veterinary Mallams" in inoculation of cattle and diagnosis of animal diseases. This training in the diagnosis of diseases, mainly on the job with minimal theory, was the primal forerunner of veterinary education in Nigeria.
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Plot 434 , 8, Zambezi Crescent ,
Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
Maitama,, Abuja Capital Territory
Nigeria



Phone Number: 2348034297372, 8091386527
Contact Name: The Registrar/CEO

Number of Employees: 51 - 100

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