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Welcome to Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University Of Nigeria Nsukka

Dean’s message

I warmly welcome you to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine located within the serene and hilly environment of Nsukka campus of the University of Nigeria. The veterinary profession in the University of Nigeria started in 1963 with a Higher Diploma in Animal Health and Production while the program leading to the award of the professional degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) started at the beginning of the 1966/67 Academic year. The DVM professional program was disrupted by the Nigerian Civil War but was revived at the end of the war in 1970.

The Faculty

Veterinary practice started in Nigeria in 1914 through a soldier serving in the Royal Armed Forces who happened to be a veterinarian. The academic program in Veterinary profession at University of Nigeria, Nsukka started with a Higher Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry in 1963 – just 3 years after the opening of the University. At the beginning of the 1966/67 Academic year, the program leading to the award of the professional degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) was started but this was disrupted by the Nigerian Civil War.