Dean's Welcome Address

You are very much welcome to the University of Ghana School of Veterinary Medicine (UGSVM). We are very honoured to have you visit our website. School of Veterinary Medicine is a Centre of Excellence in teaching, training and research in the field of Veterinary Medicine. It is a home where animals and humans work together in an environment of freedom and mutual respect for all.

UGSM is one of the schools under the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) of the University. It was established in August 2009, with a mandate to train and equip veterinary professionals to manage, control and prevent diseases of livestock, companion animals or pet, wild life or exotic animals and in addition to prevent and control diseases which are transmissible from animals to humans.

UGSVM runs a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programme with a duration of 6 years, comprising of 3 stages; the Basic Sciences, the Para-Clinical and the Clinical stages. This arrangement provides the best exposure, training and skills required for the practice of veterinary medicine.

We are very proud of the knowledge, skills and career opportunities we offer our students. We also take pride in our alumni and the excellence they have exhibited in the various field of veterinary practice. Graduates of UGSVM are doing very well in the Military, Police force, academia, private practice and many other fields of endeavour. Our highly qualified, dedicated and very experienced professional faculty members and professional staff, supported by faculty from Ghana Medical School, School of Pharmacy, Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research among others, use creative and innovative methods in imparting knowledge and training in skills development making teaching and learning very exciting.

The school also offers extension (clinical) services to the public.  Small animal services including out-patient and in-patient clinical services. The small animal clinical services are done at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH) where clients do bring their pets and companion animals for professional veterinary healthcare.  The clinical services are supported by a diagnostic laboratory maned by well-trained and experienced staff. The large animal clinical services are essentially ambulatory within Accra and its environs. We are proud of the opportunities and experiences that the University of Ghana School of Veterinary Medicine offers each day. Whatever your expectation, I believe UGSVM is equal to the task. We look forward to welcoming you soon to the University of Ghana School of Veterinary Medicine.
Thank you.

Dr Hope Richard Otsyina,
Acting Dean.