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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

  • Objectives

General Objectives: –

  • To produce competent and considerate veterinarians that are capable of taking  on and managing activities of any sort in animal health.
  • Ensure health and welfare of animals
  • Protect human health in using animals

Specific Objectives: – 

  • To produce all rounded, intellectual and competent veterinarians, which can carry out development oriented, applied and basic researches to assist the advancement of veterinary knowledge and animal health.
  • To disseminate information about veterinary medicine and animal science.
  • To provide consultant services on animal health, animal production and veterinary public health.
  • To cope with the professional demands and accelerate the socioeconomic development of the country.
  • To cope with the changing animal production practices as well as the changing disease patterns.

Admission requirements

  • Natural science students who pass the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination and assigned by the Ministry of Education
  • Advance standing ( diploma holders)
  • Candidates with the background of Animal health, Animal production, and related Natural Science fields that have cGPA of 2.5 and above, two years work experience  and pass the entrance examination. 

 Course breakdown

  • PHASE – I    Pre clinical year ( Year I & II )

 Major part of this phase focuses on the normal (healthy) structure and functions of an organ and organism in general, of different animals (including birds). Towards the end, this phase focuses on factors that affect the normal body functions, which allows the student to compare abnormalities against the base line normal.

  • PHASE – II    Clinical Years  ( Year III, IV and  V and IV )

This phase focused on clinical experiences to equip students with the skills of diagnosis, treatment, prevention & cure of animal diseases.

  • PHASE – III    Externship ( Year V)

This phase is essential and indispensable course element to integrate the knowledge and skills of a student mainly at the field experience, research work and research work implementations. 

SEMESTER COURSES

YEAR- I    SEMESTER – I

 

No

 

Course

 

Course

Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Vet Gross Anatomy I

VAEH-121

4

3

1

2

Vet. Histology I

VAEH-123

3

2

1

3

Vet. Embryology

VAEH-125

2

1.5

0.5

4

Vet. Physiology I

VPBP-131

3

2.5

0.5

5

Organic Chemistry

Chem-259

3

2

1

6

Sophomore English

FELn-201

3

3

Semester total

 

18

 

 

YEAR- I    SEMESTER – II     

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

 Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Vet. Gross anatomy II

VAEH-122

4

3

1

2

Vet. Histology II

VAEH-124

3

2

1

3

Vet. Physiology II

VPBP-132

3

2.5

0.5

4

Vet. Biochemistry I

VPBP-134

3

2.5

0.5

5

Computer skills and its application

Comp-105

2

1

1

6

Principles of genetics and animal breeding

APGS-112

2

2

7

Civics education

CiEd-201

2

2

 

Semester total

 

19

 

 

YEAR- II    SEMESTER – I

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

 Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Vet. Microbiology I

VMIP-251

4

3

1

2

Vet. Parasitology I

VPP-241

4

3

1

3

Vet. General pathology

VPP-243

4

3

1

4

Vet. Biochemistry II

VPBP-231

3

2.5

0.5

5

Introduction to Sociology

SoCI-201

3

3

 

Semester total

 

18

 

 

                YEAR- II    SEMESTER – II

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

 Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Vet. Microbiology II

VMIP-252

3

2.5

0.5

2

Vet. Parasitology II

VPP-242

4

3

1

3

Vet. Systemic pathology

VPP-244

4

3

1

4

Animal nutrition

APGS-212

3

2.5

0.5

5

Introduction to Molecular biology

VMIP-254

2

2

6

Introduction to statistics

Stat-271

3

3

7

Offcampus training I

VPP-246

2

2

 

Semester total

 

21

 

 

YEAR- III    SEMESTER – I

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

 Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Vet. Clinical diagnosis

VCME-371

3

2

1

2

Vet. Pharmacology and therapeutics I

VPBP-331

3

2.5

0.5

3

Vet. Immunology

VMIP-351

3

2.5

0.5

4

Animal behavior and welfare

VPBP-333

2

2

5

Dairy cattle production

APGS-311

2

2

6

Poultry and swine production

APGS-313

3

3

7

Skin and hide management

VCME-373

2

2

 

Semester total

 

18

 

 

YEAR- III    SEMESTER – II

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

 Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Vet. Pharmacology and therapeutics II

VPBP-332

3

2.5

0.5

2

Vet. General medicine

VCME-372*

4

4

3

Vet. General surgery and anesthesiology

VST-362*

3

2

1

4

Theriogenology I

VST-364*

3

2

1

5

Sheep and goat production

APGS-312

2

2

6

Working animals management

APGS-314

2

2

7

Beef cattle production

APGS-316

2

2

 

Semester total

 

19

 

 

* A minimum of “C” grade is mandatory

YEAR- IV    SEMESTER – I

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Large animal medicine

VCME-471*

4

4

2

Vet. Operative surgery

VST-461*

3

2

1

3

Theriogenology II

VST-463*

3

2

1

4

Vet. Toxicology

VPBP-431

2

1.5

0.5

5

Clinical practice I

VCME-473

1

1

6

Vet. Diagnostic imaging

VST-465

2

1

1

7

Vet. Public health I

VMIP-451

3

2

1

 

Semester total

 

18

 

 

* A minimum of “C” grade is mandatory

 YEAR- IV    SEMESTER – II

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

 Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Vet. Public health -II

VMIP-452

4

3

1

2

Small animal medicine

VCME-472

3

3

3

Equine medicine

VCME-474

2

2

4

Clinical practice -II

VCME-476

1

1

5

Camel health  and production

VPP-442

3

3

6

Fisheries and fish diseases

VPP-444

3

2.5

0.5

7

Vet. Ethics and jurisprudence

VPBP-432

2

2

8

Off-campus training – II

VCME-478

2

2

 

Semester total

 

20

 

 

YEAR- V    SEMESTER – I

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

 Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Vet. Clinical pathology- I

VPP-541

3

2

1

2

Vet. Epidemiology

VCME-571

3

2.5

0.5

3

Clinical practice -III

VST-563

1

1

4

Poultry diseases

VPP-543

3

2

1

5

Biostatistics and research methodology

VCME-575

3

3

6

Ethiopian Geography and GIS Application

GeES-321

3

2.5

0.5

7

Apiculture and bee diseases

VCME-577

2

1.5

0.5

 

Semester total

 

18

 

 

YEAR- V    SEMESTER – II

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

 Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Wildlife health

VCME-572

2

2

2

Vet. Clinical pathology-II

VPP-542

3

2

1

3

Vet. Preventive medicine

VCME-574

3

2.5

0.5

4

Animal health economics

VCME-576

2

2

5

Entrepreneurship and business management

DMGt-472

2

2

6

Clinical practice IV

VST-564

1

 

1

7

Animal health extension and pastoralism

VCME -578

2

2

8

Seminar on animal health

VST-566

2

2

9

Offcampus training III

VMIP-552

2

2

 

Semester total

 

19

 

 

YEAR- VI   –  EXTERNSHIP COURSES**

 

No

 

Course Name

 

Course

 Code

Credit Hours

Total credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Laboratory work experience

VPP-642*

6

0

6

2

Experience in Vet. Public health

VMIP-652*

6

0

6

3

Farm experience

APGS-612*

4

0

4

4

Clinical field experience

VCME-672*

8

0

8

5

DVM Thesis

VST-662*

6

0

6

 

Semester total

 

30

 

 

*  A minimum of “C” grade is mandatory          

** Year round courses  

Graduation Requirements and Degree

 A student must take the minimum total credit hours (218) , score cGPA of greater than or equal to 2.00  and shall not have “F” grade                in any subject and less than “C” grade in selected major courses.

  •  The Degree awarded for graduates that fulfill the necessary requirements is

In English “Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

In Amharic “በእንሰሳት ሕክምና የዶክተርነት ዲግሪ