Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

HISTORY

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) was inaugurated in 2003 as one of the newly established faculties of University of Gondar (UoG). The Faculty is located in the historical town Gondar, Amhara region, 738 kms 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 faculty potentially ideal to run practically oriented programs in the field of veterinary medicine.

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine strives to contribute to the sustainable development of the nation through the provision of societal needs tailored education, problem based research endeavors and relevant community services.

Our Work

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 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 Faculty 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 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) was 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 Faculty 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 Faculty or any our departments please contact:

Name:
Dr Achenef Melaku
Job Title
Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Tel (office):
+251 58 1142143 /45
Email:
achenefmela@yahoo.com