Veterinary Teaching Hospital

About Veterinary Teaching Hospital

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), University of Ilorin was established in 2012. Before its establishment, Veterinary Clinical services were being offered by Veterinarians in a Veterinary Clinic on the main campus of the University. Its present location, at GRA/Sabo-Oke was acquired for the permanent site of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2014, and the hospital was commissioned in October 2016. The VTH was established to provide excellent facilities for teaching/research in clinical duties for Veterinary students of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM), and rendering of specialized services, such as, consultations, clinical and diagnostic services to owners of all classes of pet and other animal species including wildlife, poultry and livestock enterprises, agro-allied and public health sectors, the university farm and zoological gardens, community-based livestock practitioners and the general public. The VTH has been positioned to be a centre of excellence for the development of highly skilled and proficient Veterinary Surgeons, and the provision of specialized services to the livestock, agro-allied and public health sectors in the sub-region. The case loads of the hospital have steadily increased in 2021 to 1,200 small animals (dogs and cats), 6,240 Cattle, 5,200 sheep and rams, 15,000 fish, 91,000 poultry, 379 virological test samples, 300 PCR tests, 72 autopsies, 212 haematology and clinical chemistry samples, 72 parasitological test samples, 93 bacteriological tests samples, 30 x-rays, 19 surgeries, 110 in-clinic small ruminants from population of 1,794 animals, 11 theriogenological cases, and 16 wildlife.

VTH ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

The VTH is comprised of the following clinics, labs, and units:

i. Ambulatory unit

ii. Antimicrobial Resistance Sentinel/ Microbiology lab

iii. Autopsy/necropsy laboratory

iv. Clinical pathology laboratory

v. Equine Clinic

vi. Fish clinic, water quality and food safety laboratory

vii. Imaging and Radiology unit

viii. Large Animal pavilion and Animal pens unit

ix. Molecular Biology laboratory

x. Mycology and mycotoxins laboratory

xi. Parasitology laboratory

xii. Pharmacy

xiii. Small Ruminant Clinic

xiv. Small Animal Clinic, Intensive care, & Infectious diseases ward

xv. Surgery

xvi. Theriogenology and Reproductive Biology laboratory

xvii. Virology and Immunology laboratory

xviii. Zoo and Wildlife clinic

VTH News and Update

Important Dates

October 24, 2022

Resumption Of Final Year & Post Graduate Students

December 15, 2022

Commencement Of 2021/2022 Session