About the School

Historical Background of the school of Veterinary Medicine 

For the first time the DVM program was started in the year 2003 by sharing resources with the Jimma University College of Agriculture within the department of animal science, and later on the veterinary education was organized independently in 2005 as School of Veterinary Medicine having 4 departments (Clinical studies, BiomSciencesciences, Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health and Pathology and Parasitology). The college was then renamed as College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. In the year 2010 following the implementation of BPR, the School of Veterinary Medicine was reorganiinton8-courseurse team units for efficient utilization of resources and manpower. Currently, the School offers nine different training programs in the field of veterinary medicine. The first is a six-year training program leading to the attainment of the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), and seven MSc training programs with a two-years duration. These are Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Epidemiology and Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Public Health, Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Microbiology, Master of Veterinary Science in Animal Biotechnology, and recently added Msc programs, Master of Veterinary Surgery (2021),Master of Veterinary Pathology (2021) and Master of Veterinary Laboratory Technology (2021). The School has also opened summe (2009) and weekend (2021) programs and leading diploma holders to the attainment of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Animal Health


Aspires to be one of the renowned and respected institutions in providing up to the standard teaching, research, and community service in Ethiopia.


  • Provision of a high standard and problem-solving training in animal health and production at different levels to produce professionals of exemplary human qualities
  • Conduct basic and productive applied research in animal health and production
  • Provision of a high standard and exemplary animal health services supported by the latest diagnostic facilities
  • Foster partnerships and working relationships with all stakeholders: public, private, and NGOs
  • Making research-derived knowledge and technology available to end-users
  • Create a favorable environment for the promotion of sound scholarship to explore and democratically debate issues of cultural pluralism, tolerance, gender, professionalism, etc
  • Fostering a multi-disciplinary approach in teaching, research, and service provision by using the OH approach
  • Creation of networking with national as well as international teaching, research, and development institutions to facilitate skill development and knowledge transfer
  • Support the goals of Jimma University by extending teaching, research, and service where appropriate to University programs and activities outside the school
  • Cultivate and promote animal welfare concepts and practices

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