Veterinary Services Department (VSD)

The first Veterinarian (Captain Beal) to arrive in the Gold Coast was posted in May 1909 at the request of the Colonial Government. The Veterinary Services was then a Unit of the Medical Department until 1920 when it was established as a Department with headquarters in Pong-Tamale. When the headquarters was established in Pong-Tamale two sections were created in 1931; the Veterinary Section which was responsible for disease control and the Livestock Section which dealt with improvement of indigenous livestock breeds.


Fees and Charges

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S/N Process Name Fees Dollars Ghana Cedis
1 Importer Registration 200GHC
2 Permit Application Sheep/Goat/Calves/Piglet 2GHC
3 Permit Application Cattle 5 GHC
4 Permit Application Bear/Sow 5 GHC
5 Permit Application Horses 10.00 GHC
6 Permit Application Donkeys 5.00GHC
7 Permit Application Slaughter Permit/Animal
8 Permit Aplication Sleep/Goat/Calves/Piglet 2 GHC
9 Permit Application Cattle 5GHC
10 Permit Application Bear/Sow 2GHC
11 Permit Application Donkeys 5GHC
12 Permit Application Sheep/Goat/Calves/Piglet 5GHC
13 Permit Application Cattle 10GHC
14 Permit Application Bear/Sow 5GHC
15 Permit Application Donkeys 5GHC
16 Permit Application Parrots 10GHC
17 Permit Application Meat and Meat Product (per kg) 0.05GHC
18 Permit Application Finished Dairy (per kg) 0.025GHC
19 Permit Application Raw Dairy (per container) 100.00GHC
20 Permit Application Horses 100.00GHC
21 Permit Aplication Pet (Dogs, Cats) per animal 50.00GHC
22 Permit Application Poultry 200.00GHC
23 Permit Application Table Eggs/Fertile eggs 200.00GHC
24 Permit Application Import Permit (on arrival at Air & Sea ports)
25 Permit Application Drugs and Vaccines-per lot food animals 100.00GHC
26 Permit Application Drugs and Vaccines-per lot for pets 200.00GHC
27 Permit Application Issuance of Permits at Ports of Entry
28 Permit Application Pet without permit (per animal) 500.00GHC
29 Permit Application Examination fees (per animal) (Dogs, Cats) 50.00GHC
30 Goods Inspection Quarantine Inspection/Animal
31 Goods Inspection Sheep/Goat/Calves/Piglet 2.00GHC
32 Goods Inspection Cattle 5.00GHC
33 Goods Inspection Bear/Sow 5.00GHC
34 Goods Inspection   Horses 10.00GHC
35 Goods Inspection Inspection of live animals on arrival at Air & Sea Port
36 Goods Inspection Sheep/Goat/Calves/Piglet (per animal) 5.00GHC
37 Goods Inspection Cattle (per animal) 50.00GHC
38 Goods Inspection Bear/Sow (per animal) 50.00GHC
39 Goods Inspection Horses (per animal) 100.00GHC
40 Goods Inspection Donkeys (per animal) 5.00GHC
41 Goods Inspection Parrots (per animal) 50.00GHC
42 Goods Inspection Poultry (per lot) 7.00GHC
43 Goods Inpsection Meat inspection/Animal
44 Goods Inspection Sheep/Goat/Calves/Piglet 2.00GHC
45 Goods Inspection Cattle 5.00GHC
46 Goods Inspection Bear/Sow 5.00GHC
47 Goods Inspection Donkeys 5.00GHC
48 Goods Inspection Poultry 50-100 5.00GHC
49 Goods Inspection Poultry above 100 10.00GHC
50 Exporter Registration 200.00GHC
51 Permit Application Export Permits for Other Products
52 Permit Application Hide (per hide) 0.003GHC
53 Permit Application Drum Skin Leather-
54 Permit Application 1 – 20 pcs 15.00GHC
55 Permit Application 21 – 50 pcs 40.00GHC
56 Permit Application 51 – 100 pcs 80.00GHC
57 Permit Application 101 – 200 pcs 150.00GHC
58 Permit Application 201 – 500 pcs 300.00GHC
59 Permit Application 501 – 1,000 pcs 500.00GHC
60 Permit Application 1,001 – 1,500 pcs 650.00GHC
61 Permit Application 1,500 pcs and above 800.00GHC
62 Permit Application Whole skin (Sheep and Goats)
63 Permit Application 1 – 20 pcs 25.00GHC
64 Permit Application   21 – 50 pcs 60.00GHC
65 Permit Application 51 – 100 pcs 100.00GHC
66 Permit Application 101 – 200 pcs 200.00GHC
67 Permit Application 201 – 500 pcs 400.00GHC
68 Permit Application   501 – 1,000 pcs 600.00GHC
69 Permit Application 1,001 – 1,500 pcs 750.00GHC
70 Permit Application 1,500 pcs and above 1,000.00GHC
71 Permit Application Whole skin (Cattle)
72 Permit application 1 – 20 pcs 50.00GHC
73 Permit Application 21 – 50 pcs 100.00GHC
74 Permit Application 51 – 100 pcs 150.00GHC
75 Permit Application 101 – 200 pcs 250.00GHC
76 Permit Application 201 – 500 pcs 500.00GHC
77 Permit Application 501 – 1,000 pcs 800.00GHC
78 Permit Application 1,001 – 1,500 pcs 1,000.00GHC
79 Permit Application 1,500 pcs and above 1,200.00GHC
80 Permit Application Snails (45Kg fresh) 5.00GHC
81 Permit Application Sales Animal/Insects, other products etc.- other products
82 Permit Application Hide (per Hide) 0.02
83 Permit Application Snails (45 kilogram Fresh) 2.00GHC
84 Permit Application Insects/Crustacean (centipedes, beetles, crabs, etc.)
85 Permit Application 1 - 100 10.00GHC
86 Permit Application 101 - 500 20.00GHC
87 Permit Application 501 – 1,000 30.00GHC
88 Permit Application 1,001 – 1,500 40.00GHC
89 Permit Application Above 1,500 50.00GHC
90 Permit Application Amphibians/Small Reptiles (frogs, geckos, lizards etc.)
91 Permit Application 1 - 100 10.00GHC
92 Permit Application   101 - 500 20.00GHC
93 Permit Application 501 – 1,000 30.00GHC
94 Permit Application 1,001 – 1,500 40.00GHC
95 Permit Application 1,001 – 1,500 40.00GHC
96 Permit Application Above 1,500 50.00GHC
97 Permit Application Large Reptiles (Pythons, poisonous snakes, boa constrictors, etc.)
98 Permit Application 1 - 100 50.00GHC
99 Permit Application 101 - 500 100.00GHC
100 Permit Application   501 – 1,000 150.00GHC
101 Permit Application 1,001 – 1,500 200.00
102 Permit Application 1,501 – 2,000 300.00GHC
103 Permit Application Above 2,000 400.00GHC
104 Permit Application Small Mammals (Rodents, etc.)
105 Permit Application 1 - 100 30.00GHC
106 Permit Application 101 - 500 70.00GHC
107 Permit Application   501 – 1,000 100.00GHC
108 Permit Application Above 1,000 150.00GHC
109 Permit Application Large Mammals (Antelope, etc.) per unit
110 Permit Application 1 - 100 50.00GHC
111 Permit Application 101 - 500 100.00GHC
112 Permit Application 501 – 1,000 150.00GHC
113 Permit Application Above 1,000 200.00GHC
114 Application for Export Health Certificate Health Certificate for Export
115 Application for Export Health Certificate Sleep/Goat/Calves/Piglet/Cattle/Horses/Donkeys 6.00GHC
116 Application for Export Health Certificate Boar/Sow 6.00GHC
117 Application for Export Health Certificate Poultry below 4,000 Birds 6.00GHC
118 Application for Export Health Certificate Pet (Dogs, Cats) 100.00GHC
119 Application for Export Health Certificate Poultry Birds above 4,000 9.00GHC
120 Application for Export Health Certificate Health Wildlife Export 3.5GHC
121 Application for Export Health Certificate Health Certificate for Export of Drums per lot 3.5GHC
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