About the School
Historical Background of the School of Veterinary Medicine
For the first time the DVM program was started in the year 2003 by sharing resources with the Jimma University College of Agriculture within the department of animal science, and later on the veterinary education was organized independently in 2005 as School of Veterinary Medicine having 4 departments. The college was then renamed as College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. In the year 2009 following the implementation of BPR, the School of Veterinary Medicine was reorganized in to 8 course team units for efficient utilization of resources and manpower. Currently, the School offers four different training programs in the field of veterinary medicine. The first is a six-year training program leading to the attainment of the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), three MSc training programs with two-year duration. These are Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Epidemiology, Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Public Health and Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Microbiology. The School has also opened a summer program leading diploma holders to the attainment of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Animal Health.
The School of Veterinary Medicine aspires to be one of the renowned and respected institutions in providing a transformative educational experience, research and community service in Ethiopia.
Training future veterinarians and scientists in animal health and production, conduct basic and applied research that improve animal, human and environmental health, provide latest diagnostic facilities, fostering multi-disciplinary approach in teaching, research and service provision, and deliver outstanding clinical services.
The school has the following future plans:
Establishment of modern teaching veterinary clinic ( in the process)
- Opening PhD and more MSc programs
- Strengthening the existing ambulatory clinical service and establishing clinical service centres in cooperation with the local community
- To be the centre of excellence in vector borne diseases in Ethiopia