University of Ibadan - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
On behalf of the entire staff and students of the Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine, it is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the
website of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan.
Veterinary medicine is the branch of science that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, breeding, genetics, disorder and injury in animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.
The University of Ibadan Governing Council approved the
establishment of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1961, with the
Preclinical and Paraclinical programme at Ibadan and its Clinical unit
at Vom. In October 1963, two Veterinary departments – Veterinary Anatomy
& Physiology and Veterinary Medicine were established. Until 1970,
a co-operative arrangement exists with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. A
total of 23 graduates in 4 sets were produced by the University of
Ibadan under the cooperative arrangement. Full Clinical courses were
introduced at Ibadan in 1971. The first set of 13 Veterinarians produced
solely by the University of Ibadan graduated in 1972.
The Faculty was formally established with the separation of the
three Veterinary departments namely; Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology,
Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and Veterinary Pathology in 1975 and the
establishment of a new Department of Veterinary Public Health and
Preventive Medicine. In 1976, each of the 3 older departments was split
into two making a total of seven departments. The Veterinary Teaching
Hospital was established in 1981 to coordinate all the clinical and
diagnostic services in the faculty.
of this faculty have occupied several positions in Industries, Academic
and research institutes. Graduates of this faculty and of course of any
Veterinary school have job opportunity in; Teaching and Research in
Universities and Research Institutes, Nigeria Custom Service,
Immigration Services, Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Prison Services,
State Veterinary Services, Federal Livestock Department, Bank and
Insurance Company, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration
Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria Agriculture Quarantine Services and National
1980, the Faculty Board of Veterinary Medicine approved the
establishment of our International Scientific Journal named Tropical
Veterinarian devoted to all aspects of health and disease of animals in
information about the Faculty can be obtained by visits to the website
of the departments in the Faculty. It is noteworthy that all
theprogrammes in the Faculty are fully accredited by both National
Universities Commission and Veterinary Council of Nigeria.
You are welcome