Bachelor Program            

             Program Objectives

      General objective of the DVM curriculum

  • To promote quality education in Veterinary medicine, perform research in the areas of animal health and production and provide public and consultancy services of diverse nature.

       Specific objectives are as follows:

  • To produce veterinarians competent in the practice of general veterinary medicine which include food animal practice, companion animal practice and veterinary public health
  • To equip them with the knowledge and skills in the diagnosis, treatment prevention and control of animal diseases, veterinary public health, animal production, research and extension
  • To increase food resources of Ethiopia both in quantity and quality by participating in the formulation and implementing effective monitoring and control methods of diseases
  • To participate in the improvement of herd fertility and overall production of livestock under different production systems, taking into account the environmental and cultural traditions of the society
  • To conduct continuing education program for upgrading and updating the knowledge and skills of animal health personnel
  • To promote problem solving research and disseminate knowledge and research outputs to various stakeholders
  • To provide public and consultancy services on animal health and production
  • To advocate the concept of one health approach

                  Graduate Profiles

A veterinary graduate must have the basic scientific knowledge, skills and values to practice veterinary medicine independently at the time of graduation. Accordingly, the graduates of this program are expected to attain the following competencies in terms of:


  • Normal and abnormal biological structures and functions of domestic and wild animals
  • Behavior, welfare, management, breeding, feeding and housing of different species of domestic animals
  • Knowledge on the epidemiology, prevention and control of major national and international animal diseases
  • Pharmacological and toxicological principles and veterinary biologicals
  • Promoting and maintaining human health through the application of veterinary public health principles in the provision of safe, sound and wholesome foodstuffs of animal origin, and the control of zoonoses
  • Knowledge on livestock economics, entrepreneurship and business management
  • Understand the principles and application of one health philosophy


  • Handle, diagnose, treat, control and prevent the common disease conditions of domestic animal species
  • Collect and interpret clinical and research information advise and teaching on animal health and production, welfare and ethics
  • Select and collect specimens for laboratory tests and interpret the results
  • Present ideas and evidences orally and writing
  • Perform clinical, surgical and theriogenological procedures
  • Design and conduct scientific research independently 


  • A person of higher creativity, social consciousness, and professional ethics with a sense of responsibility to work towards national goals and development
  • Conduct productive professional activities in accordance with ethical and legal codes for the well-being of animals and the benefit the society

The total ECTS/CP in the 6 years DVM program is 403 with a semester load of 30 – 35 ECTS.

               Admission Requirements

For DVM program, As per the new MOSHE guideline considering the current curriculum revision student department selection method will be based on the following approaches; an orientation regarding available departments found in the institution and their relevance need to be given and awareness can be created by brochure and leaflets. Students will be subjected to rank all the departments according their priority interest.

  • Then, Selection can be made by using the ESLCE (40%), first semester result (30%) and Entrance exam related their attitude (30%).
  • Advance standing (for diploma holders) candidates who graduated from recognized academic institutions in animal health, Animal production and related natural science fields and who passed Certification of Competency (CoC) and entrance examination.

              Graduation Requirements

Candidates fulfilling the following criteria are eligible for graduation

  • A minimum total credit point/ ECTS of 385
  • A minimum cGPA of 2.00 at the end of the final year
  • With no F, I and NG grades
  • With a minimum of ‘C’ grades in practical courses Vetm4151, Vetm4152, Vetm5201, Vetm5202, Vetm6231, Vetm6232, Vetm6233, Vetm6234,

                Degree Nomenclature

  • In English: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • In Amharic: የዶክተርነት  ድግሪ  በእንስሳት ህክምና