Welcome to Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

About Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Maiduguri was established on 1st October, 1981 with fifteen staff members. The first meeting between the Vice Chancellor and staff members on 16th October, 1981 was of historical importance when it was decided that admission to the Veterinary Degree Course would take place from October, 1982 and in the meantime all laboratory facilities and other infrastructures would be created for ideal practical teaching. The Faculty started with seven academic Departments and then later Veterinary Teaching Hospital was created in 1985. In 2016, additional Departments were created bringing the total number of Departments to ten. These include Departments of Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, and Theriogenology; and then the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Presently, the Faculty has over 100 academic staff running a six-year programme leading to the award Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. All ten Departments also run post graduate programmes. The University is the only institution in the North-eastern Nigeria that is running DVM degree and is regulated by both the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN). Over the years the Faculty has trained veterinarians not only in Nigeria but also from some African countries such Cameroun, Niger and Chad.

The Dean

PROF. HYELDUKU DANLADI KWRI

Professor Hyelduku Danladi Kwari was born on 15th February, 1963 at Bilatum in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State. He was at the Waka Secondary School in 1975 after spending seven years of primary education (1969-1975). He was at the School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1980 and proceeded to read Veterinary Medicine. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1987. He was employed as Assistant Lecturer with the University of Maiduguri in 1988 and proceeded for his Masters Degree at the University of Ibadan in 1990. He enrolled into the Doctorate Programme at the University of Maiduguri and graduated in 2002. He became a Professor of Veterinary Anatomy on 1st October, 2008 with over 50 publications to his credit in reputable national and international journals. Professor Kwari is happily married to Dr (Mrs.) Kuladiffu Kwari and are blessed with three children: Kanadi, Isaac and Dunhyel.

Philosophy

As Borno State and its adjoining State have a very large population of livestock, especially large and small ruminants, the philosophy of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is the training of sufficient number of Veterinarians to explore and cater for the meat and milk potentials of these valuable animals, which are mainly owned by the nomads Fulanis, Shuwa-Arabs and Kanuris (Koyam) of the area and beyond. In addition it undertakes research programmes to prevent and eradicate major infectious diseases and other herd health problems of livestock and other pet animals.

Mission and Vission

The mission and vision of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is to produce well trained and highly motivated Veterinary graduates who are well equipped to embark on successful career in Veterinary practice, public health and preventive medicine, biomedical and livestock industries, academics and research. The Veterinary programme shall be to achieve and sustain high national and international standards in Teaching and Research and promote excellence through:

  • Provision of broad and balanced foundation courses in Veterinary medicine with maximum practical exposure.
  • Developing in the students, the ability to apply biomedical knowledge and skills to solve clinical problems, prevent and control diseases, livestock, pet and aquatic animal production, and to solve problems related to animal production systems and the environment.
  • Developing in the students a range of transferable skills of value in clinical and non-clinical employment; and
  • Providing the students with knowledge and skills from which they can pursue further studies in specialized areas of Veterinary Medicine and in multi disciplinary areas.


Office of the Dean

  • Prof. H. D. Kwari - Dean
    BDVM, MSc,PhD
    E-mail:

  • Dr. S. I. Ngulde - Sub-Dean
    DVM, MSc,PhD
    E-mail:

  • Dr. M. B. Mustapha - Faculty Coordinator, E-learning Centre
    DVM, MSc,PhD
    E-mail:

  • Dr. M. B. Tijjani - Faculty Coordinator, Examinations and Timetable
    DVM, MSc,PhD


Staff - Department of Veterinary Anatomy

Staff Staff Details
Prof. H. D. Kwari
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Microscopic Anatomy
Dr. A. Yahaya
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Development Anatomy
Dr. B. G. Gambo
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Neuro-Anatomy
Dr. M. Zakariah
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Comparative Anatomy
Dr. W. A. Kachamai
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Developmental Anatomy
Dr. D. A. Bwala
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Neuro-Anatomy
Dr. I. A. Girgir
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Microscopic Anatomy
Dr. Y. B. Majama
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Reproductive Anatomy
Dr. C. Yakubu
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Avian Anatomy
Dr. R. A. Buduwara
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Developmental Anatomy
Dr. Y. A. Gazali
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Histology

Staff - Department of Veterinary Medicine

Staff Staff Details
Dr. (Mrs.) Y. M. Bukar-KOLO (HOD)
DVM, MSc, PhD (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Small Animal Medicine
Prof. U. I. IBRAHIM
DVM (UM), MSc, PhD (UK)
Interest/Specialization: Avian/Wildlife Medicine
Dr. Y. A. GEIDAM
DVM, MSc, PhD (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Avian and Ethnoveterinary Medicine
Dr. Lawan ADAMU
DVM (UM), PhD (UPM)
Interest/Specialization: Equine Medicine
Dr. I. G. MAIRIGA
DVM, MVSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Wildlife Medicine
Dr. (Mrs.) H. A. GREMA
DVM, MVSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Aquatic Medicine
Dr. A. G. BALAMI
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Avian Medicine
Dr. J. R. LAWAL
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Avian Parasitology and Hematology/Avian Medicine
Dr. M. MUSTAPHA
DVM, MVSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Small Animal Medicine
Dr. (Mrs.) Hauwa ABDULRAHAMAN
DVM, MVSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Large Animal Medicine
Dr. (Mrs.) A. IBRAHIM
DVM, MVSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Avian/Lab. Animal Medicine
Dr. (Mrs.) A. BELLO
DVM, MVSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Large Animal Medicine
Dr. (Mrs.) Yakaka WAKIL
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Equine Medicine
Dr. Yusuf M. LEKKO
DVM (UM), MSc (ABU)
Interest/Specialization: Swine Medicine
Dr. (Ms.) Esther S. MSHELIA
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Equine Medicine
Dr. Yusuf AUDU
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Small Animal Medicine

Staff - Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Staff Staff Details
Dr. Mustapha Bala ABUBAKAR (HOD)
DVM, MSc (UM), PhD (UPM)
Interest/Specialization: Molecular Virology
Prof. Saka Saheed BABA
DVM, MSc, PhD (UI)
Interest/Specialization: Virology
Prof. J.A. Ameh
DVM, MSc (ABU), PhD (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Bacteriology
Dr. Abdul-Dahiru ELYUGUDA
DVM, MSc, PhD (UI)
Interest/Specialization: Poultry Virology
Dr. Jasini Athanda MUSA
DVM, MSc (UM), PhD (ABU)
Interest/Specialization: Mycoplasmology
Dr. James Yazah ADAMU
DVM, MSc UM)
Interest/Specialization: Mycoplasmology
Dr. Fatima Adamu LAWAN
DVM, MSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Bacteriology
Dr. Enenche Francis EJEH
DVM, MVSc (ABU)
Interest/Specialization: Bacteriology
Dr. Mohammed Yusuf ZANNA
DVM, MSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Virology
Dr. Yasheruram Shettima MUHAMMAD
DVM, MSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Virology
Dr. Maunta Meshach MAINA
DVM, MSc (UI)
Interest/Specialization: Virology
Dr. Solomon JAURO
DVM, MSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Bacteriology
Dr. Tasiu Mallam HAMISU
DVM, MSc (ABU)
Interest/Specialization: Virology
Dr. Kwoji ILIYA
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Bacteriology

Staff - Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

Staff Staff Details
Prof. Biu A. A. (HOD)
DVM (ABU), MVSc (UM), PhD (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Parasitology
Prof. Ahmed M. I.
DVM, MVSc (ABU), PhD (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Protozoology
Dr. Mbaya A. W.
DVM (UM), MVSc (UM), PhD (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Parasitology
Dr. Konto M.
DVM (UM), MVSc (UM), PhD (UPM)
Interest/Specialization: Molecular Entomology
Dr. Luka J.
DVM (UM), MVSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Helminthology
Dr. (Mrs.) Kyari F.
DVM (UM), MVSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Protozoology
Dr. Zango M. K.
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Protozoology
Dr. Onyiche E. T
DVM (UM), MSc (UI)
Interest/Specialization: Protozoology
DR. (Mrs.) Tukur S. M.
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Entomology
Dr. Malgwi S. A.
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Protozoology
Dr. Kayeri B. K.
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Entomology
Dr. Mohammed A.
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Entomology

Staff - Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

Staff Staff Details
Dr. Bala U. Shamaki (HOD)
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Pharmacology & Toxicology
Dr. G. I. Jibike
DVM, MVSc, FVCN
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology
Dr. Saidu I. Ngulde
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Pharmacology & Toxicology
Dr. Mohammed B. Tijjani
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Pharmacology & Toxicology
Dr. Bukar Umaru
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Pharmacology
Dr. Mohammed S. Auwal
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Pharmacology
Dr. Emmanuel O. Adawaren
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Pharmacology
Dr. Ayuba D. Telta
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Pharmacognosy
Dr. (Mrs.) Nubwa Daniel
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Toxicology
Dr. Sabo I. Salihu
DVM (ABU), MVSc (UM), PhD (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Pharmacology

Staff - Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry

Staff Staff Details
Dr. A. William (HOD)
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Physiology (Reproductive)
Prof. U. K. Sandabe
DVM, MVSc, MVCN, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Reproductive and cardiovascular Physiology /Ethnopharmacology
Dr. Nicholas A. Ojo
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Physiology (Muscle and Environment)
Dr. Mohammed B. Mahre
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Endocrinology/Reproductive Physiology
Dr. Yahi Dauda
DVM, ND, PGDE, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Physiology (Reproductive)
Dr. (Mrs.) N. A. Igbokwe
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Physiology (Cytology)
Dr. (Mrs.) H. A. Madziga
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Physiology (Renal)
Dr. Bulama Ibrahim
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Biochemistry
Dr. Kyari A. Sanda
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Physiology
Dr. Abubakar M. Wakil
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Physiology
Dr. Isaac J. Omeh
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Biochemistry
Dr. Haruna M. Timta
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Physiology
Dr. Peter A. Mshelia
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Biochemistry
Dr. Chiroma Mbusa
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Physiology

Staff - Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Staff Staff Details
Dr. A.O. Tijjani (HOD)
DVM, MPVM, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Preventive Medicine/Food Hygiene
Dr. N. B. Adamu
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Zoonoses
Dr. N. N. Atsanda
DVM, MPVM, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Preventive Medicine
Dr. H. I. Musa
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Epidemiology
Dr. S. I. Enem
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr. F. Brisibe
DVM, MPH, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Rabies
Dr. A. G. Sule
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr. A. Mohammed
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr. A. S. Mohammed
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr. S. M. Jajere
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Epidemiology
Dr. U. I. Hambali
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Preventive Medicine
Dr. S. G. Adamu
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Zoonoses
Dr. M. M. Gashua
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Environmental Health
Dr. D. T. Ojo
DVM, MVPH
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Zoonoses
Dr. M. Goje
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Biostatistics
Dr. A. S. Sale
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr.(Ms.) F. B. Mustapha
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Food Hygiene
Dr. J. Dauda
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Food Hygiene
Dr. A. B. Mshelia
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Environmental Health
Dr. R. I. Malgwi
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Food Hygiene

Staff - Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Staff Staff Details
Dr. A.O. Tijjani (HOD)
DVM, MPVM, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Preventive Medicine/Food Hygiene
Dr. N. B. Adamu
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Zoonoses
Dr. N. N. Atsanda
DVM, MPVM, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Preventive Medicine
Dr. H. I. Musa
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Epidemiology
Dr. S. I. Enem
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr. F. Brisibe
DVM, MPH, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Rabies
Dr. A. G. Sule
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr. A. Mohammed
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr. A. S. Mohammed
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr. S. M. Jajere
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Epidemiology
Dr. U. I. Hambali
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Preventive Medicine
Dr. S. G. Adamu
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Zoonoses
Dr. M. M. Gashua
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Environmental Health
Dr. D. T. Ojo
DVM, MVPH
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Zoonoses
Dr. M. Goje
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Biostatistics
Dr. A. S. Sale
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Public Health
Dr.(Ms.) F. B. Mustapha
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Public Health/Food Hygiene
Dr. J. Dauda
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Food Hygiene
Dr. A. B. Mshelia
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Environmental Health
Dr. R. I. Malgwi
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Food Hygiene

Staff - Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Staff Staff Details
Dr. B. P. Bokko (HOD)
DVM, MVSc (UM), PhD (Australia)
Interest/Specialization: Orthopaedic Surgery and Lameness/Molecular Biology and Genetics
Prof. A. Mohammed
DVM (ABU), DTVM (EDINB), MVSc (UI), PhD (UM), FCVSN(Nig)
Interest/Specialization: Large Animal Surgery/Veterinary anatomy
Prof. M. A. Umar
DVM (ABU), MVSc. (UI); PhD (RGU, Japan)
Interest/Specialization: Large and Small Animal Intravenous Anaesthesia/Anaesthesiology
Dr. I. A. OkeneDVM (UM), PhD (UPM)

Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging/Veterinary Pathology (Forensic Necro- Radiology)
Dr. A.M Saidu
DVM, MVSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Surgery/Veterinary Surgery
Dr. Z. B. YusufDVM (UM)

Interest/Specialization: Surgery/Veterinary Surgery
Dr. A. H. Aliyu
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Surgery/Veterinary Surgery
Dr. M.K Adam
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Surgery/Veterinary Surgery
Dr. D. Laku
DVM (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Surgery/Veterinary Surgery

Staff - Department of Theriogenology

Staff Staff Details
Dr. V.A. Maina (HOD)
DVM, MVSc., PhD (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Andrology
Prof. J. D. Amin
DVM (ABU), MSc, PhD (Lond) FCVSN (Nig)
Interest/Specialization: Gynaecology/Herd Health
Prof. M. A. Waziri
DVM (UM), MVSc (UI), PhD (UM) LLB, BL (UM), FCVSN (Nig)
Interest/Specialization: Andrology/Artificial Insemination
Prof. G. D. Mshelia
DVM (ABU), MVSc, PhD (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Reproductive Biotechnology/Gynaecology
Dr. M. M. Bukar
DVM, MVSc., PGDM, (UM), PhD (UPM)
Interest/Specialization: Reproduction Biotechnology and Semenology
Dr. A. R. Mustapha
DVM (UM), MSc (ABU), PGDE
Interest/Specialization: Artificial Insemination
Dr. D. Iliyasu
DVM (UM), MSc (ABU)
Interest/Specialization: Andrology
Dr. I. D. Peter
DVM, MSc (UM)
Interest/Specialization: Artificial Insemination
Dr. J. Stephen
DVM (UM), MSc (ABU), PGDE
Interest/Specialization: Gynaecology and Andrology

Staff - Department of Veterinary Pathology

Staff Staff Details
Prof. Shehu Usman HASSAN (HOD)
DVM, MSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Avian Pathology
Prof. Ikechukwu Onyebuchi IGBOKWE
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Clinical Pathology/Diagnostics
Prof. Tobias Nnia EGBE-NWIYI
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Clinical Pathology/Diagnostics
Dr. (Mrs.) Halima Idrisa GAMBO
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Avian Pathology
Dr. Yusuf ABBA
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Anatomic Pathology
Dr. Samaila Jonathan BADAU
DVM, MVSc
Interest/Specialization: Avian Pathology
Dr. Ephraim IGWENAGU
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Clinical Pathology/Diagnostics
Dr. Joseph John GADZAMA
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Avian Pathology
Dr. Modu Bulama MONGUNO
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Clinical Pathology/Diagnostics
Dr. Mohammed Adam CHIROMA
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Avian Pathology
Dr. Ali WAZIRI
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Anatomic Pathology
Dr. Dauda Luka MOHZO
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Avian Pathology
Dr. Abdulsalam HASSAN
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Clinical Pathology/Diagnostics

Staff - Veterinary Teaching Hospital*

Staff Staff Details
Dr. P. B. Bokko
DVM, MVSc, PhD
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Surgery
Dr. (Mrs.) Juliana J. Ndahi
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Microbiology (Vet. Microbiology)
Dr. A. M. Abdullahi
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Medicine (Small Ruminants)
Dr. B. T. Paul
DVM, MSc
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Parasitology
Dr. A. Abba
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Theriogenology
Dr. Mana H. P.
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Surgery
Dr. (Ms.) Saraya Y. Balami
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Medicine (Avian Medicine)
Dr. Mustapha B. Umar
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Theriogenology
Dr. Kefas D. Malgwi
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Pharmacology
Dr. K. U. Ezema
DVM
Interest/Specialization: Veterinary Medicine (Small Animal)

*All Academic Staff provide clinical services to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital


Students Population

Department Number of Student
Veterinary Anatomy --
Veterinary Medicine --
Veterinary Pathology --
Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry --
Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology --
Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine --
Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology --
Total
464

Postgraduate Progammes


Departments

  • Department of Veterinary Anatomy
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Department of Veterinary Pathology
  • Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry
  • Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Department of Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology

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