Last updated: 4 Mar 2024

Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS)


Cyclical in nature, the PVS Pathway of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) provides a robust mechanism for the continuous improvement of national Veterinary Services,  through a staged approach using a set of proven tools and methods to evaluate, plan, cost and support the strengthening of national Veterinary Services. These stages, and the options for member Country engagement within each of them, are presented in the following diagram:

PVS Pathway Cycle

PVS State of play in the Region – Evaluation & Planning 

PVS State of play in the Region – Targeted Support (Updated: 31 Oct 2023)

1. Orientation

1. Orientation


2. Evaluation

2. Evaluation


PVS Evaluation missions

2006: Vietnam
2007: Laos, Mongolia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Fiji
2008: Philippines, Bhutan, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Korea Rep. Dem of, Nepal
2009: Myanmar
2010: Iran, Afghanistan
2011: Timor Leste, Bangladesh, Maldives
2012: Thailand
2014: Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Pakistan
2015: Papua New Guinea, Australia
2016: Malaysia, Japan
2018: India
2019: Chinese Taipei
2023: Solomon Islands, Samoa (with aquatic animal health)


PVS Evaluation Follow-up missions

2010: Vietnam
2011: Laos
2014: Fiji
2015: Myanmar, Bhutan
2016: Philippines
2018: Cambodia, Myanmar (second mission)
2019: Iran, Mongolia
2023: Indonesia, Phlippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka


PVS Aquatic missions
2009: Vietnam
2011: Maldives
2013: Philippines
2022: Indoensia

In addition, we implemented a PVS Aquatic Follow Up mission in Vietnam in 2015.


3. Planning

3. Planning


Gap Analysis

2009: Bhutan
2010: Vietnam, Philippines, Mongolia, Myanmar
2011: Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
2012: Laos
2013: Brunei
2014: Thailand, Timor Leste
2015: Bangladesh
2016: Philippines (Aquatic Gap Analysis mission)
2017: Fiji, Malaysia, Vanuatu
2019: Papua New Guinea, Pakistan


Strategic Planning Workshop
  • PVS Pathway Strategic Planning Workshop (6-9 Jan 2020, Malaysia)
4. Targeted support
4- A. One Health Integration (WHO IHR-PVS National Bridging Workshops)
A. One Health Integration (WHO IHR-PVS National Bridging Workshops)


For more information: IHR-PVS National Bridging Workshop

4- B. PVS Pathway Veterinary Legislation Support Programme (VLSP)
B. PVS Pathway Veterinary Legislation Support Programme (VLSP)

VLSP Identification missions (1st VLSP stage, aiming to provide recommendations to modernise the national veterinary legislation)

2007: Cambodia
2009: Bhutan, Vietnam
2012: Laos, Mongolia
2015: Papua New Guinea
2016: Fiji
2018: Cambodia (update), Myanmar
2019: Philippines
2022: Pakistan
2023: Vanuatu

VLSP Agreements (2nd VLSP stage – a 6-month Preparatory Phase and a one-year Implementation Phase aiming to support veterinary legislation reform)

2010-2011: Vietnam
2010-2011: Bhutan
2018-2019: Cambodia
2019: Laos (Preparatory Phase only)
2018-2019: Bhutan (Agreement renewal)
2022-2023: Pakistan
2023: Malaysia (Virtual)


4- C. PVS Sustainable Laboratory Support
C. PVS Sustainable Laboratory Support
  • PVS laboratory missions

As of 1 February 2021, WOAH has received 5 requests and implemented 4 missions in Asia and the Pacific region. The 4 missions were implemented in:

2012: Laos
2015: Mongolia
2016: Bhutan, Myanmar
2022: Cambodia
2023: Philippines

4- D. Veterinary and veterinary paraprofessional education
4- F. Public-Private partnership (PPP) in the veterinary domain
4- G. Workforce Development Programme

For more information


PVS Portal

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