College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences

HISTORY

College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences (CVMAS) was inaugurated in 2003 as one of the newly established colleges of University of Gondar (UoG). The College is located in the historical town Gondar, Amhara region, 738kms northwest of the capital, Addis Ababa. The huge livestock potential and natural resource of the region gives ample opportunity for meat and milk production, food processing as well as leather and wool production which intern makes the College potentially ideal to run practically oriented programs in the field of veterinary medicine and animal science.

VISION

To become center of excellence in “Veterinary Public Health and Food Animal Medicine”.

MISSION

The mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences is to provide effective veterinary and animal science manpower and expertise, take part in the improvement and upholding of animal and human health and wellbeing through veterinary and animal science education, undertaking applied research, and rendering community service in the field of veterinary medicine and animal sciences.

OUR WORK

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences as a result of its location, both locally within the town of Gondar and its wider location in Ethiopia, is in an ideal position to carry out exciting and essential work within the field of veterinary science. The huge livestock potential and natural resources of the region gives ample opportunity for meat and milk production, food processing as well as leather and wool production making our Faculty ideally placed to run practically oriented programs in the field of veterinary medicine and animal production. The presence of potentially high producing dairy cattle (Fogera), small ruminants, (Washera and Dangila) and poultry (Tilili) in the region creates the need for the highly skilled professionals capable of dealing with the management and health care of wild life, zoo and national park animals.

Our work seeks to enhance animal food resources both in quantity and quality with due consideration to human health, environment, tradition and culture of people; to promote self confident public and private veterinarians by improving their knowledge, skill and entrepreneurship; to provide consultancy services on animal health and animal production to end-users; and to enhance animal disease research and extension with special emphasis on livestock health and production problems in different agro-ecological zones of the country.

Our college currently employs 29 academic staff and offers both graduate and undergraduate programs. To find out more please visit our staff and course pages.

Our Background

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences were inaugurated in 2003 as one of the newly established faculties of University of Gondar. The Faculty is located in the historical town Gondar, Amhara region, 738 km northwest of the capital, Addis Ababa. The huge livestock potential and natural resources of the region means that the work of our Faculty helps address the growing needs of our locality as well as providing us with the necessary resources to provide quality teaching experiences to our students. Since our establishment we have graduated 425 students under our various programs.

Our Departments

The college currently has five departments:

  • Department of Animal production and Extension (est. in 2004)
  • Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (est. 2010)
  • Department of Clinical Medicine
  • Department of Paraclinical studies
  • Department of Veterinary pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

If you would like further information about our College or any our departments please contact:

Name:
Dr Tsegaw Fentie
Job Title
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences
Tel (office):
+251 918035836
Email:
Tsegawfentie2002@gmail.com or
Tsegaw.fentie@uog.edu.et