Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Admission Requirements:
  • Natural science students who pass the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination and without major disabilities, which would hinder the individual’s ability to deliver his/her professional services, and assigned by the Ministry of Education are accepted. 
  • Advance standing (for diploma holders)
    • Candidates who graduated from recognized academic institutions  in Animal health, Animal production and related natural science fields and
    • Who passed CoC examination and
  • Who passes entrance examination 
Graduation Requirements:
  • Take the minimum total ECTS  (359)
  • CGPA of 2 and above
  • No F grade in all subjects
  • other rules and regulations of Jimma university will be applied

                                               COURSE DISTRIBUTION BY YEAR AND SEMESTER

Year I Semester I

Module No.

Module Name

Module code

Course code

Course name

ECTS

01

Basic English Skills

EnLa-M1011

EnLa1011

Communicative English

5

02

Civics and Ethical Studies

CeSt-M1023

CeSt1023

Civics and Ethical studies

5

03

Veterinary Anatomy and Embryology

Vetm-M1031

Vetm1031

Veterinary Embryology

3

Vetm1032

Veterinary Gross anatomy I

7

Vetm1034

Veterinary Histology I

5

04

Veterinary Physiology

Vetm-M1041

Vetm1041

Veterinary Physiology I

5

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Year I Semester II

Module No.

Module Name

Module code

Course code

Course name

ECTS

01

Basic English Skills

EnLa-M1011

EnLa1012

Basic Writing Skill

5

03

Veterinary Anatomy

Vetm-M1031

Vetm1033

Veterinary Gross anatomy II

7

Vetm1035

Veterinary Histology II

5

04

Veterinary Physiology

Vetm-M1041

Vetm1042

Veterinary Physiology II

5

05

Basics of Information System

Vetm-M1054

CoSc1201

Introduction to ICT

5

06

Sociology

Vetm-M1064

Soci2032

Introduction to Sociology

4

 

 

 

 

 

31

 

Year II Semester I

Module No.

Module Name

Module code

Course code

Course name

ECTS

07

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Vetm-M2071

Vetm2071

Organic chemistry

5

Vetm2072

Veterinary Biochemistry I

5

08

Animal Pathogens and host defense

Vetm-M2081

Vetm2081

Veterinary Parasitology I

7

Vetm2083

Veterinary Microbiology I

7

09

Animal Breeding and Nutrition

Vetm-M2094

AnPS2091

Principles of Animal genetics and breeding

4

28

CBTP

Vetm-M284

Vetm2284

CBTP I

5

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

Year II Semester II

Module No.

Module Name

Module code

Course code

Course name

ECTS

07

Biochemistry and molecular biology

Vetm-M2071

Vetm2073

Veterinary Biochemistry II

5

Vetm2074

Introduction to molecular biology

4

08

Animal pathogens and host defense

Vetm-M2081

Vetm2082

Veterinary Parasitology II

7

Vetm2084

Veterinary Microbiology II

5

Vetm2085

Veterinary Immunology

5

09

Animal breeding and nutrition

Vetm-M2094

AnPS2092

Animal Nutrition

5

 

 

 

 

 

31

 

Year III Semester I

Module No.

Module Name

Module code

Course code

Course name

ECTS

10

Animal production and management

Vetm-M3104

AnPS3101

Poultry and swine production

4

AnPS3102

Sheep and goat production

3

AnPS3103

Dairy cattle production & Management

3

AnPS3104

Beef cattle production & Management

3

11

Veterinary Pathology

Vetm-M3111

Vetm3111

Veterinary General pathology

7

12

Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

Vetm-M3121

Vetm3121

Veterinary Pharmacology and therapeutics I

5

13

Veterinary General Medicine and Clinical Diagnosis

Vetm-M3131

Vetm3131

Veterinary Clinical diagnosis

5

 

 

 

 

 

30

Year III Semester II

Module No.

Module Name

Module code

Course code

Course name

ECTS

10

Animal production and Management

Vetm-M3104

AnPS3105

Skin and hide management

3

AnPS3106

Working animal management

3

11

Veterinary Pathology

Vetm-M3111

Vetm3112

Veterinary Systemic pathology

7

12

Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

Vetm-M3121

Vetm3122

Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics II

5

Vetm3123

Veterinary Toxicology

3

13

Veterinary Clinical diagnosis and general medicine

Vetm-M3131

Vetm3132

Veterinary General Medicine

7

28

CBTP

CBTPM 284

Vetm3287

CBTP 2

5

 

 

 

 

 

33

Year IV Semester I

Module No.

Module Name

Module code

Course code

Course name

ECTS

14

Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Vetm-M4141

Vetm4141

Large Animal Medicine

6

Vetm4142

Small Animal Medicine

5

Vetm4143

Wildlife Health

3

15

Vet surgery and diagnostic Imaging

Vetm-M4151

Vetm4151

Veterinary General Surgery & Anesthesiology

5

16

Theriogenology

Vetm-M4161

Vetm4161

Theriogenology I

5

17

Vet public health

Vetm-M4171

Vetm4171

Veterinary Public health I

5

18

Basic clinical practice

Vetm-M4181

Vetm4181

Clinical practice I

2

 

 

 

 

 

31

Year IV Semester II

Module No.

Module Name

Module code

Course code

Course name

ECTS

14

Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Vetm-M4141

Vetm4144

Poultry Diseases

4

 

 

 

Vetm4145

Camel Health and Production

4

 

 

 

Vetm4146

Equine Medicine

3

15

Veterinary Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging

Vetm-M4151

Vetm4152

Veterinary Operative  Surgery

5

 

 

 

Vetm4153

Veterinary diagnostic imaging

3

16

Theriogenology

Vetm-M4161

Vetm4162

Theriogenology II

5

17

Veterinary  Public Health

Vetm-M4171

Vetm4172

Veterinary Public health II

6

18

Basic Clinical Practice

Vetm-M4181

Vetm4182

Clinical practice II

2

28

CBTP

Vetm-M284

Vetm4287

CBTP III

5

 

 

 

 

 

37

Year V Semester I

Module No.

Module Name

Module Code

Course Code

Course Name

ECTS

19

Fish and Honeybee Production and Diseases

Vetm-M5191

Vetm5191

Fisheries and fish diseases 

3

20

Animal Welfare and Veterinary Ethics

Vetm-M5201

Vetm5201

Animal Behavior and Welfare

3

Vetm5202

Veterinary Ethics and Jurisprudence

3

21

Veterinary clinical pathology

Vetm-M5211

Vetm5211

Veterinary Clinical Pathology I

5

22

Research Methods

Vetm-M5221

Vetm5221

Introduction to Statistics

5

23

Veterinary Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics

Vetm-M5231

Vetm5231

Ethiopian Geography and Introduction to GIS

4

 

 

 

Vetm5232

Veterinary Epidemiology

5

24

Advanced Clinical Practice

Vetm-M5241

Vetm5241

Clinical Practice III

2

28

CBTP

Vetm-M284

Vetm5283

CBTP IV

5

 

 

 

 

 

35

 Year V Semester II

Module No.

Module name

Module code

Course code

Course name

ECTS

19

Fish and Honeybee Production and Diseases

Vetm-M5191

Vetm5192

Apiculture and Bee Diseases

3

21

Veterinary clinical Pathology

Vetm-M5211

Vetm5212

Veterinary Clinical Pathology II

5

22

Research Methods

Vetm-M5221

Vetm5222

Biostatistics and Research Methodology

5

Vetm5223

Senior Seminar on Animal Health

3

23

Veterinary Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics

Vetm-M5231

Vetm5233

Veterinary Preventive Medicine

5

 

 

 

Vetm5234

Animal Health Economics

3

24

Advanced Clinical Practice

Vetm-M5241

Vetm5242

Clinical Practice IV

2

25

Animal Health Extension and Business Management

Vetm-M5254

Vetm5251

Animal Health Extension and Pastoralism

3

Vetm5252

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

3

 

 

 

 

 

32

 Year VI Semester I

Module No.

Module Name

Module Code

Course Code

Course Title

ECTS/CP

26

Externship

Vetm-M6261

Vetm6261

Laboratory Work Experience I

6

 

 

 

Vetm6263

Experience in Veterinary Public Health I

5

 

 

 

Vetm6265

Farm Experience I

4

 

 

 

Vetm6267

Clinical Field Experience I

7

27

DVM Thesis

Vetm-M6271

Vetm6271

DVM Thesis I

6

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

28

Year VI Semester II

Module No.

Module Name

Module Code

Course Code

Course Title

ECTS/CP

26

Externship

Vetm-M6261

Vetm6262

Laboratory Work Experience II

6

 

 

 

Vetm6264

Experience in Veterinary Public Health II

5

 

 

 

Vetm6266

Farm Experience II

4

 

 

 

Vetm6268

Clinical Field Experience II

7

27

DVM Thesis

Vetm-M6271

Vetm6272

DVM Thesis II

6

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

28