Prof. L. B. Tekdek
Welcome Message From The Head
On behalf of the entire staff of the Department, The Department Veterinary Medicine is one of the new academic Departments in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ahmadu Bello University. It was created out of the defunct Department of Veterinary Surgery and Medicine on the recommendations of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN). The department formally came into being on April 17, 2012 when the first Acting Head of Department, Dr. Iyorhemba Utim Ate, FCVSN was appointed by the Vice Chancellor to kick start its take-off. The Department is housed in one arm of the phase II building of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
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The Vision of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria is to produce highly competent and well articulated medicine graduate and postgraduate students that will be able to provide highly skilled and professional animal health care delivery services to livestock owners in Nigeria and elsewhere through the use of modern veterinary practice tools.
The mission of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria is to produce graduate and postgraduate students of good character, that will be able to use modern Veterinary Clinical practice tools and ethics during their delivery of animal health care services thereby making substantial contribution to the overall health and production of the livestock and other animals in Nigerian and elsewhere
The Department is poised to provide hard working, dedicated, loyal and motivated staff and students working in a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning, strive for excellence in all aspect of work, work tirelessly to solve field problems and produce inventions that will positively revolutionize animal health care delivery. The Department will encourage participation in activities that enhance the veterinary profession as well as Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.