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Deputy Director Veterinary Services

Closing: May 31, 2023

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Published: May 16, 2023 (24 days ago)

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Requirements for Appointment

  • Have served in the position of Assistant Director of Veterinary Services for a minimum period of three (3) years
  • Be in possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Degree from a recognized institution.
  • Have a Master of Science Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Livestock Economics, Forensic Science, Animal Nutrition and Feed Sciences, Animal Genetics and Breeding, Clinical Studies, Veterinary Public Health, Livestock Production Systems, Poultry Science, Veterinary Anatomy, Reproductive Biology, Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis, Fish Science, Apiary Science, Master of Public Health, Applied Veterinary Parasitology, Applied Microbiology, Comparative Mammalian Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Wildlife Health and Management, Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Animal Production or Aquatic Sciences from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board;
  • Have a certificate in Strategic leadership Development Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution
  • have shown outstanding administrative capability and professional competence required in managing Veterinary Services


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Requirements for Appointment

  • Have served in the position of Assistant Director of Veterinary Services for a minimum period of three (3) years
  • Be in possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Degree from a recognized institution.
  • Have a Master of Science Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Livestock Economics, Forensic Science, Animal Nutrition and Feed Sciences, Animal Genetics and Breeding, Clinical Studies, Veterinary Public Health, Livestock Production Systems, Poultry Science, Veterinary Anatomy, Reproductive Biology, Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis, Fish Science, Apiary Science, Master of Public Health, Applied Veterinary Parasitology, Applied Microbiology, Comparative Mammalian Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Wildlife Health and Management, Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Animal Production or Aquatic Sciences from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board;
  • Have a certificate in Strategic leadership Development Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution
  • have shown outstanding administrative capability and professional competence required in managing Veterinary Services


  • Organizing disease research, investigations, monitoring and mapping;
  • Evaluating export/imports request documents and making appropriate recommendations;
  • Coordinating programmes on control and eradication of epizootic and zoonotic diseases and pests; 
  • Carrying out investigations on antimicrobial and acaricidal resistance; 
  • Undertaking postmortem examination and other diagnostic tests; interpreting laboratory results and making appropriate recommendations; 
  • Organizing stakeholders’ training, seminars, workshops, field days, shows, exhibitions, conferences on vector control programmes, animal health, breeding, welfare and good veterinary practices; 
  • Compiling technical reports; 
  • Leading team(s) in inspecting, grading and licensing plants processing animal products and transport carriers/containers; 
  • Enforcing food safety and quality assurance regulations in local and export slaughter houses and other animal product processing plants; 
  • Issuing animal health certificates; 
  • Planning field efficacy trials for drugs vaccines and acaricides; 
  • Disseminating information on animal health, products and markets; 
  • Collaborating with stakeholders in providing veterinary services; 
  • Undertaking forensic investigations and compiling appropriate reports; 
  • Offering veterinary services at major ports of entry.


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