Veterinary Medicine - Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences

This entire page attempts to cover the List of Schools that offer Veterinary Medicine under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences in Nigeria.

We will also talk about;
- The subject combinations needed to study Veterinary Medicine
- JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
- O'Level Subjects and Requirements
- Direct Entry Requirements
- and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Veterinary Medicine.

You need to read the entire content of this page to get all the knowledge your require for this course.

School Options

FUAM (Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi) with option in: Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Veterinary Animal Production, Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Surgery Physiology and Pharmacology

ABUJA and Theriogenology, Veterinary

Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Veterinary Medicine under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences in the above Universities include;

Physics, Chemistry and Biology.



(i) UDUSOK accept Physics or Mathematics.

(ii) ABU requires Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

O'Level Requirements

The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study Veterinary Medicine;

You require;

Five (5) O' level credit passes to include English Language, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


(i) UI requires five (5) or six (6) 'O' Level credit passes to include English. Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and any other relevant subject.

(ii) FUAM accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(iii) UDUSOK accepts Agricultural Science and Health Science

(iv) ABU accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Direct Entry Requirements

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Veterinary Medicine, if you don't intend to use UTME.

You require;

A' level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Physics or Mathematics



  (i) ABU accepts

a) three (3) ‘A' level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.  

b) HND lower credit in Animal Science


(ii)  FUAM accept HND distinction in:

a) Poultry Production

 b) Animal Health  

c) Animal Products Inspection.


(iii) UNIABUJA accepts- ND/HND upper credit in Animal Health and Production or BSc, in Animal Science, Biological sciences (Zoology), Microbiology, etc. in addition to the UTME requirements.

(iv) FUNAAB requires at least HND upper credit to 200 level in addition to the UTME requirements.

(v) UI requires ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, and Biology/Zoology with ‘O’ level credit passes in Physics and Mathematics. In special cases, candidates who have passed the Animal Health Assistant or its equivalent with distinction plus ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or the equivalents may be considered for admission.  

(vi) UI and UMUDIKE accept ND/HND Animal Health and Husbandry provided candidates meet the following requirements:  

a) at least one (1) year practical experience;  

b) five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language.


(vii) UNILORIN requires ‘A' level passes in any of Biology/Zoology, Chemistry and Physics in addition to the UTME requirements, at least a minimum of eight (8) points. Special consideration may be given to candidates with HND in Animal Health and Husbandry, or Animal production plus the UTME credit requirements or graduates of first degree in related Biosciences Zoology, Biological Science, Animal Science or Production, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Nursing, Medicine, with a minimum of second class lower division

(viii) UNIJOS accepts 

a) Bachelor’s degree in relevant science programme.  

b) HND credit or equivalent in Animal Health or Animal Production Technology.  

c) All candidates must have the UTME requirements. 


(ix) UDUSOK accepts ND/HND credit in relevant programmes plus 'O' level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology,  Mathematics and Physics.

(x) UNN requires either ‘A’ level passes or equivalents in Chemistry, Biology and Physics in addition to the UTME requirements.