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.


The Mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine is to produce adequate Veterinary professionals, thereby entrenching self-reliance, food security and entrepreneurial professionalism through the development of people-friendly and environment sensitive veterinary conducts and practice that are broadly advisable through extensions and interactions to our rural communities, the nation and the global world.


The Vision of the College of Veterinary Medicine is to be among the foremost Veterinary Colleges with responsible high-rated graduates in line with the National Agricultural Policy thereby projecting self-sufficiency in food production and individual entrepreneurship for the entrenchment of knowledge, food and security

Objective and Philosophy of the College:

The objectives of the College are:

  • To provide adequate training that will enable DVM graduands facilitate production of wholesome meat, milk and poultry products with the aim of promoting public health.
  • To equip the students/trainees with knowledge and skill for teaching, research and public services.