Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University PDF Print E-mail

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University brings together students and staff with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. The student population was 200 in 1997/98 and this rose to 700 in 2006 / 2007. It is anticipated that with continued development of new programmes the student population will rise to 1000 by the year 2010/2011. The staff that handles these numbers of students has expanded in the recent past. The current staff positions include Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers and Teaching Assistants.

The Faculty has maintained very good relationship with sister faculties and colleges in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Many of these activities have involved exchange of external examiners, short term teaching assignments, joint supervision of postgraduate students and joint research activities. The faculty is closely involved in a NUFU funded South to North Cooperation with research activities focusing on Tuberculosis, Brucellosis and environmental toxicology. This involves veterinary schools in Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique and the Norwegian Veterinary School. Our major objective is to create an environment that would facilitate free movement of professionals within the African continent.

Further a field, the faculty has links with leading veterinary schools in Europe and North America. These institutions have played a leading role in training our staff at postgraduate level, they have hosted our scientists on short term research visits and facilitated establishment of joint research collaboration.

This faculty is poised for greater achievements in the near future. The faculty has diversified its activities to the extent that it can no longer be called a Veterinary Faculty. We are therefore planning to become a College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. These plans are already underway.

The mission of the Faculty is to provide quality human and biomedical resources, generate and disseminate knowledge in animal health and production, wildlife management through teaching, research and service for sustainable development.

The faculty aspires to be a centre of excellence for teaching, research and services in animal health and production, wildlife and biomedical sciences.

Contact person: Dr John David Kabassa

Website: http://vetmed.mak.ac.ug/n/



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Course Announcement

Course Announcement

1st Joint
Master in Transboundary Animal Disease Management (MTADM)

January 2010 - December 2011

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