Central Referral Veterinary Hospital is the foremost institute of veterinary services in Nepal. In the beginning, it was established as Veterinary Dispensary in 1996 BS (1940 AD). The Veterinary Dispensary was upgraded as Veterinary Hospital in 1997 BS. Then B.S 2016 developed in center veterinary hospital. This Hospital was established with the impression of necessity of veterinary services to the domesticated animals like cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat and horses in the Kathmandu valley and nearby locality.
Livestock is an integral part of the Nepalese farming system. They are raised for meat, milk, manure and draught power. It is considered that livestock is a strong engine for agricultural growth. In Nepal, more than 65.6% people are dependent on agriculture. Livestock is the major component in the agriculture which contributes 26% of AGDP. More than 2/3rd of the households reared the livestock for the improvement of their livelihood. The poor management, high incidence of diseases is the major challenges for livestock sector that directly reduces the production and productivity. The increase of livestock population through commercialization demands the quality veterinary service. Due to lack of public awareness about the treatment of the animals, large numbers of livestock are found death without getting any treatment. In other side, there are no sufficient numbers of public and private veterinary hospitals but the government provides service to the public from single Central Veterinary Hospital that is not enough to overcome the demand of public. The big question is how to make the existing veterinary hospital more competent and compliance with the international level.
Central Referral Veterinary Hospital is the foremost institute of veterinary services in Nepal. In the beginning, it was established as Veterinary Dispensary. The Veterinary Dispensary was upgraded as Veterinary Hospital. This Hospital was established with the impression of necessity of veterinary services to the domesticated animals like cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat and horses in the Kathmandu valley and nearby locality. With intensive urbanization and continuous development, pet popularity in the Kathmandu valley has increased remarkably with decreasing trend of keeping large ruminants inside the city areas. The Hospital was situated at the outer part of the city at the time of the establishment, but now, it has become the heart of the city.
The quality manpower, well equipped laboratory, infrastructure are the major part of the hospital which is helpful to better service delivery. The flow of public will increase in the hospital for treatment only after they believe that the delivery service is good. The leader or management team plays a crucial role for the betterment of the veterinary hospital. The practice of good governance is the prerequisite for the effective public delivery system.