Ethiopian Veterinary Association (EVA) is an autonomous non-for-profit professional membership organization in Ethiopia, established on June 22, 1974 through the initiative of 13 visionary veterinarians. The association is a member of the World Veterinary Association. It has a mandate of promoting and strengthening the veterinary profession, respect professional ethics and code of conduct, and above all to safe guard the right of veterinarians. In its lifetime, the association was re-registered twice with the most recent one made on July 3rd, 2019 and accorded legal personality with Registry Number 0495 as local organization in accordance with the Civil Society Organizations Proclamation no. 1113/2019 (First registration occurred in 2009). The association has over 1500 members involved in different sectors of the profession.  

Besides its role in protecting the rights and interests of veterinarians, the association has been contributing to the emergence of efficient, effective and competitive livestock industry in Ethiopia. The association is dedicated to policy advocacy, development, promotion, and dissemination of knowledge and good practices in the livestock sector and serving the interest of the society. 


EVA aspires to become one of the top five professional associations in Ethiopia and ten in Africa by 2026. 


Highly committed to maintaining members’ rights and benefits, deliver quality service, promote public interest through ensuring animal and people health, and create a strong partnerships with government, NGOs, and other professional associations.

Organizational Structure of EVA

Organizational Structure of EVA


EVA Core Values

Core value

Below are the core values of the Ethiopian Veterinarian Association:

  • Professionalism
  • Knowledge
  • Teamwork
  • Result-Oriented
  • Collaboration
  • Evidence-Based
  • Sustainability
  • Meritocracy
  • Adaptability 
  • Accountability 
  • Transparency
  • Leadership
  • Integrity 
  • Inclusiveness (Participatory)