Veterinary Medicine

Do you want to go to school and study Veterinary Medicine? Do you want to become a Animal Doctor? If yes, this guide is for you. At, we provide various resources for candidates who intends to study at any level of education in Nigeria and abroad.

This post will serve as a comprehensive JAMB brochure for Veterinary Medicine. It has every information you need if you are looking for admission into Veterinary Medicine at any Nigerian University. Here you will fine, admission requirements, JAMB Subject Combinations for Veterinary Medicine, Admission requirements and special (waiver) considerations for many schools.

Veterinary Medicine as a course is offered in many Nigerian Universities leading to the award of M.B.B.S., or MB.B.Ch.B. It’s in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine or Clinical sciences depending on school’s categorization.

Any students who successfully completed his or her studies in Veterinary Medicine will eventually become a Veterinary Doctor with a qualification level of undergraduate.

Qualification Level: Undergraduate Degree

Course Duration: The course duration is 6 years for UTME Students and 5 years for Direct Entry Students starting from level 200 (year two).

Basic Admission Requirements for Veterinary Medicine

Candidates who made the basic admission requirements are offered admission into 6 or 5 years programme deepening on Mode of entry (UTME or DE).

Although, admission requirements slightly differ in many schools, here are the basic admission as well as waiver considerations.

UTME  Requirements

Candidates who wish to gain admission into Veterinary Medicine programme at any University in Nigeria must have at least Five (5) SSCE (WAEC/NECO) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Some schools accepts a combination of O’Level Results to admission consideration.

JAMB-UTME Subject Combination for Veterinary Medicine

The JAMB UTME Subject combination for Veterinary Medicine are Use of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates 

(i) UDU accepts Agric. Science and Health Science.
(ii) MAKURDI accepts Physics in lieu of Mathematics.
(iii) IBADAN requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credits passes to include
English. Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics,
Biology and any other relevant subject.


(i) ABU and UDU accept Physics or Mathematics

Direct Entry Requirements for Veterinary Medicine

Candidates who wish to gain admission into Veterinary Medicine programme at any University in Nigeria at direct entry level must have;

A’Level pass in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Physics orMathematics

Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates 

(i) ABU and MAKURDI accept HND distinction in:
(a)    Poultry Production; (b) Animal Health; and
(c) Animal Products Inspection.

(ii) IBADAN and UMUDIKE accept OND/HND Animal Health
and Husbandry provided candidates meet the following
(a) At least one year satisfactory practical experience;
(b) Five ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology,
Mathematics and English Language,
(c) Diploma at distinction level.
(d) IBADAN Diploma at Upper credit level.

(iii) IBADAN also requires ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, and
Biology/Zoology with ‘O’ level credit passes in Physics and
Mathematics. In special cases, candidates who have passed
the Animal Health Assistant or its equivalent with distinction plus ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology
and Physics or the equivalent may be considered for

(iv) UDU accept OND/HND in relevant fields plus ‘O’ level
credits passes in Chemistry and Biology and O/L passes in
Mathematics and Physics.

(v)   ABU accepts:
(a)    Three ‘A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or

(b)     HND in Animal Science at minimum of lower credit from
accredited institution

(vi) FUNAAB requires at least HND (Upper Credit) to 200 level
in addition to UTME requirements.

(vii) UNN requires either
(a)  Passes at GCE A’ level or HSC or an equivalent examination
in Chemistry, Biology and Physics in addition to UME
requirement or

(b) Holders of Higher Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry
of UNN or other equivalent Diploma, plus UME

(vii) ILORIN accepts graduate of first degree in related sciences,
National  Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry or
Animal Production (Upper credit) in addition plus UTME

Universities that Offer Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria

At the time of updating this information, 9 universities offer Veterinary Medicine course at full time in Nigeria. Here are the schools below;

  1. Federal University of Agriculture Markurdi – FUAM
  2. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike – MOUAU
  3. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta – FUNAAB
  4. Ahmadu Bello University – ABU
  5. University of Ibadan – UI  
  6. University of Ilorin – UNILORIN
  7. University of Maiduguri – UNIMAID
  8. Nnamdi Azikiwe University – UNIZIK
  9. University of Nigeria Nsukka – UNN    


School Fees Depends on school. It’s usually cheaper in Federal Universities, slightly costly in State Universities and are costlier in Private Universities.

Where to Work as a Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine is one of the most lucrative course to study in Nigeria and other countries. Veterinary Doctors are also one of the highest paid workers in the labour market. The profession also command huge prestige and respect in the society. They are guaranteed of work in the animal hospitals, companies, research firms, NGOs etc. They can even open their own hospital and make huge money daily by treating patients. So, it’s a very good course to study.

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