Overview of the Program

Academic excellence, community services and research-based pursuit are the three important wings of any academic institution. The program recognized and started its work actively since 2017 with an extension and regular programme in three campuses, namely Bokoji, Assella. Since its inception, the program has been serving the university, the region and the country at large by creating opportunities for those employees who lack upgrading opportunities, conducting problem solving researches and providing community services. Currently, three programs are running in the program namely regular BVSc, extension and winter (off season) programs. In addition to these programs, the program is currently working vigorously and expanded its training programs at different levels in various areas of veterinary medicine and related science to meet emerging societal needs. The number of current academic staff 9 where 8 are males and the remaining 1 is females. In addition to the existing staffs, 6 instructors are requested for recruitment. Among the total are 9 instructors, 3 are PhD candidate and 6 holders of Masters Degrees. Besides, the number of support staff members is four. A total of 246 students have graduated in the continuing education and 39 students in regular program. Currently, it has diversified its programs. In the undergraduate program, the enrollment has grown to 209 in the weekend, 82 in regular, and 40 in summer program. It has also planned to launch post graduate programs in Masters of Vet Epidemiology and Economics (MVEE), Vet Public Health (MVPH), and Vet Microbiology (MVMB). As a result, the total enrollment has reached to 331.

Vision, Mission, Core Value, Strategic Issue and Motto

Vision: Program vision is to be one of the top ten leading animal health and production problem-solving institutes in farmers’ community development in East Africa by 2035.

Mission: The Mission of the program is to produce competent graduate with, conduct problem-solving research, provide need-based community and consultancy services through innovative and creative education so as to foster livestock and agriculture based economic development of Ethiopia.

Core values: Program core values are: Students first, commitment, strive for quality, teamwork and solidarity, community centered, innovation, committed to professional ethics, respect for diversity, and work for animal welfare.

Day 1 Competencies for Veterinarians
Specific Competencies (SC)
SC1 Epidemiology
SC2 Transboundary animal diseases (TADs)
SC3 One Health
SC4 Zoonoses (including food borne diseases)
SC5 Emerging and re-emerging diseases
SC6 Disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control programmes
SC7 Food Safety
SC8 Veterinary Products
SC9 Animal Welfare
SC10 Veterinary legislation and ethics
SC11 General Certification procedures
SC12 Communication skills
SC13 Biosafety & Biosecurity
SC14 Veterinary Statutory Bodies(VSBs)
SC15 Animal Resource contribution to National Economy
SC16 Livestock production systems
SC17 Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
SC18 Aquatic Resources
Advanced Competencies (AC)
AC1 Organisation of Veterinary Services
AC2 Management of contagious disease
AC3 Food Safety
AC4 Application of risk analysis
AC5 Research
AC6 International trade framework
AC7 Administration and management of VS
AC8 Climate Change
AC9 Public Private Partnership (PPP)
AC10 Vet-business
AC12 Value Chains