The mandate of the Department of Veterinary and Livestock Services is to prevent the spread of animal diseases and zoonoses, promote animal health and welfare and equip livestock producers with adequate knowledge, skill and technical know-how on the efficient management of all resources that will ensure profitable returns and an efficient and sustainable livestock industry.

Administrative structure of the department

The Department of Veterinary and Livestock Services which is headed by a Director is subdivided into two divisions namely; Veterinary Services and Livestock Services

Veterinary Services

The Veterinary Services Division which promotes animal health and welfare while creating conducive conditions for economic animal production is headed by a Deputy Director. This division is composed of Field Services, Veterinary Public Health and Veterinary Epidemiology Unit headed by Senior Veterinary Officers.

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Livestock Services

The Livestock Services Division headed by a Deputy Director is responsible or provision of livestock extension services, management of government ranches, animal nutrition and range management extension as well as livestock marketing and markets information.

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Veterinary and Livestock Services Documents

Departmental address:
Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters
The Director of  Veterinary and Livestock Services
P.O. Box 162
Tel: 2404 2731/9 or 2404 6362
Director of Veterinary Services Dr Xolani Dlamini

Cell: (+268) 7606 2602

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