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Admission Requirement to Study Veterinary Medicine

Admission Requirement to Veterinary Medicine including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry subject combination, Course Description, Career opportunities, Job Vacancies etc 


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What is WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combination (requirement) to study Veterinary Medicine?  
You must have Five credit in WAEC, NECO, or GCE (or combination of O level result) to study Veterinary Medicine. The core WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combinations for Veterinary Medicine must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject


Now you know the subject needed to study Veterinary Medicine, do you know which Nigeria Universities offer Veterinary Medicine?
Nigeria Universities offering Veterinary Medicine are:

  1. ABU
  3. University of Ibadan (UI)
  6. MAKURDI (with option in:) Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Veterinary Animal Production, Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology, Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
  7. UDU
  10. UNN


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) to study Veterinary Medicine?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). JAMB UTME subject combinations to study Veterinary Medicine are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics


What is Direct Entry requirement to study Veterinary Medicine?
A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Physics or Mathematics


Course Description for Veterinary Medicine: 
Very few Nigerian students study this  great course. It deals with the welfare of both domesticated and wild animals. It equips a student with knowledge of animal health and its likely effect on human, their diseases, treatment, and preventions… …Click here to improve this course description.


Where can I work with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine? 
Having a Degree in Veterinary Medicine does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.


The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combination for Veterinary Medicine have been listed above but, some Universities may accept Pass in lieu of Credit. And some may accept or reject the combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the Special Consideration.

Special Consideration for Veterinary Medicine

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Veterinary Medicine?

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

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) and UMUDIKE accept ND/HND Animal Health and Husbandry provided candidates meet the following requirements:- (a) At least one year satisfactory practical experience; (b) Five ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) 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 admission.

(iv) UDU accept ND/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 Mathematics. (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.

(vii) UNILORIN requires A level passes (with at least C grade) in any of the following; Biology/Zoology, Chemistry and Physics in addition to meeting the O’ level requirements above At least a minimum of 8 point. Special consideration may be given to candidates with Higher National Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry, or Animal Production provided the diploma is passed at Upper credit level, in addition to meeting the O’ level requirements above or graduates of first degree in related Biosciences (Zoology, Biological Science, Animal Science or Production, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Nursing, Medicine, with a minimum of second class Lower division, in addition to meeting the O’ level requirements above.

(viii) UNIJOS accepts: a. Bachelor’s degree in relevant science discipline from recognised institutions b. HND (Animal Health or Animal Production Technology or equivalent) at credit level c. All candidates MUST have O’ level requirement.

(ix) UNIABUJA accepts ND/HND(upper credit level) in Animal Health and Production or BSc in Animal Science, Biological sciences(Zoology), Microbiology, etc in addition to UTME Entry requirements

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Veterinary Medicine?

(i) UDU accepts Agric. Science and Health Science.

(ii) MAKURDI accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credits passes to include English. Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and any other relevant subject.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Veterinary Medicine?

(i) ABU and UDU accept Physics or Mathematics.


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