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).