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Veterinary Medicine, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Nairobi, Kenya
The Veterinary Medicine programme offered by the University of Nairobi  is designed to train personnel with the requisite knowledge and skills to work as Veterinary Surgeons, animal scientists and nutritionists, Veterinary Pharmacists, Public Health Officers as well as epidemiologists among many other skills.
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The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has endeavoured to review the curriculum regularly in line with the University of Nairobi’s mission of producing high-level manpower. The  Veterinary Medicine programme offered by the University of Nairobi has responded to the emerging needs by addressing animals in ASAL regions, emphasizing acquisition of practical skills including business and establishment of mentorship. This ensures that, the graduates are well equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the profession.

Specific Objectives

  • To train graduates equipped with skills to diagnose, treat and prevent livestock and wildlife diseases
  •  To train graduates with skills to deal with all Public Health issues as relates to animals and their products
  • To equip graduates with skills and potential to serve in relevant tertiary educational and research institutions in Kenya, regionally and internationally.
  •  To enhance adequately entrepreneurial skills among graduates to make them competitive in the world economy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biochem And Molecular Biology
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology And Embryology
  • Lab. Methods In Reproductive Biology And Animal Models
  • Reproductive Epidemiology And Biostatistics
  • Principles Of Scientific Comm
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology And Embryology
  • Physiology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Candidates eligible for admission to the above degree programme will be required to be holders of the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of a C+ in KCSE with at least C (plain) in Biology or Biological Scienceand any one of the following subjects: Maths, Chemistry, Physics or Physical Sciences.
  • Two principals and one subsidiary pass at KACE level or equivalent, one of which must be in Biology and the other in any science subject.
  • A minimum of a C– (minus) in KCSE with an ordinary diploma in Animal Health/Agriculture/ Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution.
  • Holders of a Degree in a Biological Science from an institution recognized by University of Nairobi Senate.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Nairobi

  • 49608 - 74990 KES/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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