The course is designed to produce Veterinary Paraprofessionals, competent in
basic theoretical and practical knowledge in farm animal health and disease control.
These paraprofessionals are able to provide primary animal health care in emerging
commercial and semi-commercial livestock farming in rural and urban communities.
They are excellent in general epidemiological surveys and minor surgical
procedures as prescribed by the Tanzania Veterinary Council.
Candidates should have passed a certificate course in Animal Health and Production
(AHPC NTA Level 5) from any Livestock Training Institute recognized and registered
by NACTE. A candidate should have passed at least four passes out of which two
passes must be of science subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Geography and Agriculture). Form Six leavers should have one Principal pass
and one subsciary pass in Science subjects. It is a three year Diploma course
for Form six leavers.