At the end of the war in 1970, the DVM program was revived with an initial intake of about twenty students.  Between 1970 and 1980 the program operated as part of the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, first as a single Department and by 1975/76 with three Departments.
The Veterinary program attained a Faculty status in 1980 with a concomitant expansion to 6 Departments- Veterinary Anatomy; Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology and Animal Production, Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology; Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Public Health; Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Surgery and Obstetrics.  Some 24 years later, in compliance with and fulfillment of the recommendations and demands of Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation Visitation Teams, three new Departments – Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine; Animal Health and Production and Veterinary Obstetrics and Reproductive Diseases, were carved out from the existing Departments, bringing the total number of Departments to nine.
The various Departments are engaged in the training of veterinary students in their progression from pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical levels of the 6 – year professional DVM program. The DVM program is structured to inculcate the understanding of the basic anatomic and physiologic features of a range of animals as a prelude to the assessment of deviations in various disease conditions. The Faculty curriculum emphasizes the inter-relationship of production, disease and management.  We emphasize the philosophy that the profession exists to alleviate the suffering caused by diseases to animals, encourage production of animals to satisfy various human needs and to ensure human health by prevention of zoonotic diseases.
All the Departments also have well established programs involving various research activities that lead to award of postgraduate degrees (M.Sc., M. V. Sc. and Ph.D.) in various aspects of the veterinary profession.
As the pioneer Veterinary Faculty east of the River Niger in Nigeria, the Departments and Staff are involved in considerable community and extension services in collaboration with the Veterinary Services of the various States Governments and their Chapters of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical association in the zone.  Since the attainment of Faculty status in 1980, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Teaching and Research Farm had been established as statutorily required Academic, Research and Service Units.
The well established tradition of the Faculty in veterinary education, research and service-rendering has sustained the production of well trained graduates who work to strengthen and advance the link between animal health and human health in Nigeria, Africa and globally since its establishment.