Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency

Dr Stella Stephen

Message from C.E.O

Welcome to Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency (TVLA).

Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency (TVLA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF), that was established under the Executive Agency Act Cap 245 (Revised Edition; R.E 2009), gazetted on GN number 74 of 9th March 2012 supplement Number 8 and instated by the Chief Permanent Secretary on 11th July, 2012.

The Agency was formed by merging the Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL), Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (TTRI), Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Research Centre (TTRC) and laboratory activities of seven zonal Veterinary Investigation Centres (VICs).

TVLA has by now a total of 12 Centers following establishment of a new Sumbawanga TVLA Centre in West Southern Zone. The other 11 centres include: Centre for Infectious Diseases and Biotechnology (CIDB), the Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL), Tanzania Vaccines Institute (TVI), TVLA Arusha, TVLA Dodoma, TVLA Iringa, TVLA Mtwara, TVLA Mwanza, TVLA Tabora, VVBD Kigoma and VVBD Tanga.

Animal health is crucial in the process of modernizing the livestock sector in Tanzania. The existing and newly emerging livestock diseases, which impede livestock development, need to be identified and controlled.  Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency (TVLA) make sure that the core functions and roles of improving animal health and productivity by ensuring delivery of quality laboratory diagnostic services, enhancing vaccine production and distribution, performing animal feeds analysis and conducting animal diseases research. 

Dr Stella Stephen

CEO -Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency.