The Senate of the University at its 205th meeting on the 25th December 2009 approved the establishment of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The Faculty commenced activity in 2010 with the appointment of Professor Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, a professor of avian and aquatic animal medicine as the pioneer Dean. The Senate also approved the academic curriculum and the creation of seven academic Departments and a Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH).

The Department was established alongside six (6) other Departments by the approval of the University Senate at its 205th meeting on the 25th December, 2009.  The department commenced activity in 2011 with the appointment of Professor S.O. Salami (then a senior lecturer) as the pioneer Head of Department.  The Department commenced academic work same year teaching Introductory Anatomy and Introductory embryology to the first set of the faculty students in 100 level.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is responsible for teaching and conduct of research and clinics on all aspects of pharmacology, toxicology and radiation biology

The Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine is responsible for teaching and conduct of research/clinics in epidemiology, public health, preventive medicine, food hygiene and biostatistics.

The Department of Veterinary Pathology is responsible for teaching and conduct of research and clinics in basic, systemic and clinical pathology, histopathology and necropsy.