National Veterinary Research Institute


The National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) was established as a veterinary department in 1913.


A veterinary institute committed to research excellence and the production of quality vaccines for the livestock industry.


To be the foremost veterinary research institute in Africa, producing international quality vaccines, and offering services for the identification, control and eradication of economically important livestock diseases, through best practices, research excellence, and applying modern technology with highly trained, experienced and motivated personnel.

Control of animal diseases and the protection of human health

In pursuance of animal disease control and reducing the impact of zoonotic diseases on human health and livestock, the NVRI conducts research for the control of avian influenza, rabies, brucellosis and salmonellosis. Other priority research areas include transboundary animal diseases such as Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Newcastle Disease.

Mohammed-SaniDr Mohammed Sani Ahmed, Former Executive Director

NVRI continues to discharge its mandate of research in all aspects of animal disease, rapid surveillance and diagnosis, the provision of livestock extension services and the training of middle level manpower for animal health, animal production and medical laboratory services.