Participants of the paravet training originate from villages all over Afghanistan. Special DCA facilitators visit villages where there is a need for veterinary care. In consultation with the local Shura they recruit capable and motivated trainees. These trainees are mostly male, but when possible also female trainees are selected. After an entrance exam, these trainees participate in a paravet course in one of the three DCA training centres in Charikar, Herat, and Mazar-i-Shariff.