Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) welcomes you to the University on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and his team, and all the staff of the Veterinary College.

The College which started in 2006 has, to date, graduated four sets of Veterinary Surgeons. Ours is a six-year course (by UME) leading to the award of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The courses are divided into a year of Pre-Veterinary Studies within Colleges of Science and other years of paraclinical and clinical studies at the Veterinary College.

A College handbook, started in 2012 and revised and updated adequately is available to inform you on all aspects of academic life at the Veterinary College at MOUAU. It will also enable you to make a success of your stay within the University and prepare you for excellence in the profession within and outside Nigeria. It is realized that lack of information and guidance may limit knowledge and the potential of the student to maximize success. Thus, it is important that the handbook should be acquired and consulted early in your preliminary year. It would be particularly fulfilling if you, reading through the document /curricula, discover for yourself what the lecturers/ staff advisers would tell you later that the tight schedule contained therein, and adhered to by the College, has very limited time for any form of unfulfilling campus activity such as cultism and that success will come only with sustained maintenance of the highest standard of academic activities.

Please feel free to consult with your academic advisers, staff advisers, Heads of Units/Departments etc for guidance wherever the need arises.

The College wishes you the best, now and always.


The Department started in 2008 with late Prof. L. O. Wosu, a contract staff, as Head of Department and sole staff .   In January, 2009  Prof.  M. C. O. Ezeibe  came  on sabbatical . In  2010 Prof.  Adene joined on contract.  In the same year the first set of permanent staff  Dr(Mrs) R.I. O. Nwaoha and late Dr. Adanma Nwaigwe were employed. Prof. A. B  Ogukoya  also came on sabbatical leave that year while Prof.



To produce highly competent veterinarians who can practice veterinary medicine both in the private sector and in government services in Nigeria and in any other country; Graduates who would use veterinary medicine to alleviate animal suffering, improve animal production for food and for enhancement of national economy.


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