National Animal Hospital

Motithang, Thimphu Dzongkhag


The new National Veterinary Hospital (NVH) at Motithang was inaugurated on the 5th February 2018 by Her Majesty, The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck on the occasion of His Royal Highness, The Gyalsey’s 2nd Birth Anniversary. The new NVH symbolizes the importance and growth of Veterinary Clinical Services in the country. The design and structure of the hospital was conceived so as to provide the most efficient Veterinary Clinical Services. The new hospital is the solution towards keeping up with the increasing demand for modern animal care and treatment requirements for a companion as well as domestic animals. It timely replaces the old veterinary hospital at Chubachu which was struggling to cope with increasing demand for improved veterinary services.

The mission of NVH is to provide high-quality and efficient veterinary clinical services to improve animal health and welfare.  

The vision of NVH is to function as a model Veterinary Institution for Clinical Veterinary Services in the region.


    1. Provide high-quality clinical veterinary services to improve animal health and welfare.
    2. Function as a national referral hospital for clinical veterinary services in the country.
    3. Plan, coordinate, monitor and evaluate clinical veterinary services in the country.
    4. Function as an institute for capacity development in clinical veterinary services.
    5. Support development of policies, strategies and plans for animal health.
    6. Support research on animal health and welfare.
    7. Act as the pharmaco-vigilance center for veterinary medicines.