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University of Maiduguri - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

et me start by welcoming you to the home page of Faculty’s website. The Faculty came into being in 1980 and had its first set of students in 1981. The first attestation took place in 1987 when 8 Veterinary Doctors took their Veterinary oath and admitted as members of Veterinary Council of Nigeria. As of this year (2010) the student population in the faculty (100 to 600 levels) stands at 450.
The faculty is endowed with high calibre of academic staff that had their postgraduate training in different parts of the world such as Nigeria, United Kingdom , United States of America , Malaysia, Australia and Japan . These groups of staff are now making a positive impact in the faculty in terms of their teaching quality at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as research into livestock diseases in our immediate environment. The impact of the faculty is also being felt in some African countries especially among our immediate neighbouring countries such as Chad , Cameroon , and Niger . We have being contributing in the training of their students at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.
The present Faculty prospectus is the second in the series and is currently undergoing review by a committee set up by the faculty. Of recent, the Faculty has witnessed a number of positive changes especially in the area of physical developments, improved laboratory facilities and academic staff recruitment and training within and outside the country. The Faculty is made up of nine units namely the Dean's office, Departments of Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry, Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology and Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Most of these Departments are offering postgraduate training at both Posgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD levels in various disciplines.
The curriculum of the undergraduate programme (DVM) was reviewed to improve the quality of our graduates so as to prepare them for the 21 st century veterinary practice in Nigeria and the world in general. The new curriculum commences this session (2009/2010) with students admitted in 2007. The Faculty has been designated as Centre of Excellence in 2007 by the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN). With this new status, we would hence forth be serving as a centre for the training of inters for the Postgraduate College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria (CVSN). To be able to meet this new responsibility, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the VCN has agreed to upgrade the existing facilities in the clinics (Veterinary Teaching Hospital, (VTH]) and the laboratories (in the academic Departments). Machinery has being put in place to achieve this in earnest.
In the area of community development, the Faculty through the VTH has being rendering clinical services to livestock farmers in most states within the catchment area of the university. In addition to this, it is serving as Zonal or coordinating centre for the Federal Government of Nigeria for the control of emerging/transboundary diseases such as Bird Flu.
The strategic geopolitical location of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of this university has placed it in a situation where its professional assets would continue to be on demand not only by the people of the immediate community but the country at large.
You are welcome to our Faculty website. Please take your time to navigate round the various Departments and familiarise yourself with what is on offer. We welcome comments