Zoo/Wildlife Clinic

About Zoo/Wildlife Clinic

This clinic is responsible for management and treatment of wild animals and exotic pets presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Ilorin; maintaining the health of the University Zoo’s animal collections, treatment and rehabilitation of rescued wildlife brought to the hospital, and participation in conservation, research and education programs while networking with relevant local and international partners. The clinic also serves as an avenue for clinical training of Veterinary Clinical students who get hands-on experience working with a variety of Wildlife. Our mission is to improve and maintain the welfare of captive wild animals, exotic pets and wildlife, by treating diseases of individual animals and managing animal collections using both preventive and therapeutic medicine; by investigating the etiology (reasons), the epidemiology (spread) and the treatment options of such diseases in order to enhance both therapeutic and preventive efforts; by passing on the knowledge to students, veterinarians and zoo professionals, including the knowledge of how to perform veterinary investigations and research; by increasing the general biological knowledge on these species. We continue to strive to generate new knowledge to enhance our understanding of wildlife and ensure their health and welfare, which in turn has important benefits to humans and domesticated animals. Many of our research activities play an important role in the conservation of biodiversity and support the safe, ethical and sustainable utilisation of wildlife.

We provide a high standard of care, and have moderately-equipped, modern veterinary facilities. Clinical veterinarians, along with veterinary pathologists, microbiologists, parasitologists and other clinical units in the hospital work together to deliver first class diagnostic services and veterinary care for the good of a wide range of animal species and the environment.

Upcoming Events

October 24, 2022

Resumption Of Final Year & Post Graduate Students

December 15, 2022

Commencement Of 2021/2022 Session