Vision, Mission and Core Values


To be a leading center of excellence in research, training, diagnosis and consultancy in animal and zoonotic diseases; and environmental issues


To provide quality and relevant education, carry out basic and applied research and offer consultancy and diagnostic services in animal diseases geared towards improving animal health and production, human health and poverty alleviation.


The department is committed to realizing its vision and mission and it operates within the following values:.

  • Abide with virtues of integrity, honesty, accountability and transparency in all its activities

  • Uphold ethics, professional excellence, quality and etiquette of teaching, research, consultancy and diagnostics in all its dealings with stakeholders.

  • Promote teamwork, equity and meritocracy among its staff.

  • Promote and encourage linkages with industry, other institutions, funding agencies, universities and alumni.