Use the right navigation to find out available information about the Department of your choice.Founded: 1984
The Hospital was established in 1984 but it officially took off in 1985. At that time, the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine used to be the Director of the Hospital. Professor D.I. Sarror was the first Dean to serve as the Director in 1985. Under the Dean, the Hospital had 5 Units which are Large Animal, Small Animal, Ambulatory, Radiology and Laboratory Medicine/Necropsy Units. In 1987, the then University Administration wanted to separate the administration of the Hospital from the Faculty. The then Dean (Professor D.I. Sarror) wrote to the Vice Chancellor that the Faculty has no objection to the proposed administrative separation of the Hospital from the Dean’s office.
Professor Nayaya Muhammed the then Vice Chancellor appointed then Dr. S.U. Abdullahi as the Acting Director of the Hospital on 27th October, 1988. Following the example of Ahmadu Bello University, the National Universities Commission (NUC) approved the establishment of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in all the Nigerian Universities offering Degrees in Veterinary Medicine via NUC Circular (NUC/ES/138/VOL.VIII/14) and dated 28th September, 1989. The NUC in its wisdom wanted a hospital that will provide veterinary services of the highest standard and also serve as an academic unit. The NUC places the teaching of undergraduate students under the hospital.
Professor S.U. Abdullahi completed his tenure in 1992. Professor E.O. Gyang was Director of the Hospital from 1992 – 1996, Dr. U. S. Abdullahi was Director from 1996 – 2002, Professor P.A. Abdu was Director from 2002 – 2008 and Dr. Lawal Sa’idu is the current Director of the Hospital from 2008 – Date.
To provide an excellent learning environment for Veterinary Students, Interns, Residents and other Professionals through training and continuing education and provide excellent services to individual animal owners, producers, referring Veterinarians. Other Institutions and collaborators; contribute to the discovery of new knowledge through biomedical, biotechnological research and clinical trials for the enhancement of animal and public health.Go to Top
To take care of teaching clinics to the final year DVM students, postgraduate and continuing education in clinical Veterinary Medicine and extension services, also to provide veterinary services to surrounding communities and to participate in the teaching and other functions that may be determined by the University Senate and Council.Go to Top
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