|Department of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)|
The Department of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at UVAS is at the forefront of veterinary education and is a center of excellence for teaching, research and service. This is a multidimensional department where educational and scientific activities are fully integrated with those of the entire University. We strive to improve the health and well-being of animals and people, and to strengthen Pakistan's economy, by providing high-quality education, conducting leading-edge research, and providing innovative veterinary services.
We train and educate students in veterinary medicine to become leading clinicians, academicians and researchers. The training and education of veterinary students is provided in an integrated way in the basic science departments of the university and the three clinical years are spent in the department. The Department manages Outdoor Hospital, a 24/7 UVAS extension service, veterinary medicine teaching hospital, the Ravi campus, equine diagnostic laboratory, and a nearby Sattarwala veterinary outreach center.
We maintain and develop top performance in applied veterinary medicine research. We also offer postgraduate degree programs, namely, Master of Philosophy in Clinical Medicine and doctorate in Clinical Medicine. The department has 60 to 70 postgraduate students.
Our goal is to produce practitioners, academicians and researchers with unprecedented training in veterinary science.
The mission of the Department of Veterinary Medicine is to protect and advance the health and well-being of animals, humans, the environment and the veterinary profession through excellence in education, research, and committed services, outreach and civic engagement programs to the nationwide and globally.
We take responsibility for our actions and attitudes that influence the quality of the service we provide.
We show kindness, sensitivity and professionalism in our actions. We accept and respect the feelings of our clients and their animals.
We support and promote new ideas, even if these ideas dispel tradition. Innovation impacts our people and allows us to offer new treatments, new procedures and a new sense of hope. It is our promise of healing, our zeal for education and our focus on excellence.
We pave the way for discoveries that improve the health and welfare of animals and the people, which we serve through the latest technology and first-class educational experiences and services.
We act on purpose to attract and retain talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of the population we serve. Our environment supports and promotes all people as respected individuals.
We believe and promote honest, reliable, , respectful and ethical behavior.
We work in unity to strengthen our knowledge, skills and resources, and advance our mission.
WHAT WE DO?
Faculty members of the Department of Veterinary Medicine are responsible for a significant portion of the clinical training program for third-, fourth- and fifth-year DVM students, as well as Veterinary internship and professionals’ training programs. Moreover, faculty department is extensively engaged in training and education of postgraduate students in advanced clinical skill. Faculty members in addition to veterinary medicine also participate in allied programs.
Faculty and staff are actively involved in clinical and basic research, as well as specialized research projects such as development of mastitis vaccines, Molecular diagnosis of hemoprotozoan diseases, tick borne diseases, and control of diarrhea. Research programs are supported by the funding agencies like HEC, PARB, PCST, etc. For cutting-edge research, department has state-of-the-art research laboratories viz. Postgraduate Research Laboratory, Animal Health Research Laboratory, Molecular Medicine Laboratory and Laboratory Animal Facility.
Department of Veterinary Medicine provide clinical services in the Outdoor Hospital-City Campus, Medicine Teaching Hospital-the Ravi Campus, Veterinary Outreach Center-Sattarwala and Equine Diagnostic Laboratory-the Lahore Race Club. We offer animal health consultations and outreach veterinary services to the farming community and animal lovers through 24/7 Extension Service. Department also offers professional and continuing education programs for practicing veterinarians, Paravets and farmers in the community.
FACULTY AND STAFF
HEC APPROVED PhD SUPERVISORS
STUDENT FUNDED HEC RESEARCH PROJECTS
UNDER GRADUATE COURSES
VETERINARY SERVICES FACILITIES
Outdoor Hospital is part of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, located on the City Campus Lahore. Outdoor Hospital is a hub of veterinary students’ education and training, and offering a complete veterinary service for all your livestock needs.
MEDICINE TEACHING HOSPITAL
Medicine Teaching Hospital (MTH) is another integral part of the department located on the Block-A, the Ravi Campus, Pattoki. MTH provides advanced veterinary practice skills to veterinary students of fourth- and fifth- year. A large number of sick animals, mostly complicated cases, from the neighboring and far-furlong villages are presented to MTH and our dedicated team of experts deals them with great care.
VETERINARY OUTREACH CENTER
Veterinary Outreach Center (VOC) was established in 2006 as part of Department of Veterinary Medicine and is located in the outskirts of Lahore in Sattarwala Village near Faizpur Motorway Interchange. VOC is purpose built veterinary center for the training of our veterinary students. Since the establishment of Medicine Teaching Hospital at Ravi Campus, VOC is functioning as core training center for livestock farmers and Outreach Veterinary activities of Veterinary students. Veterinary students organize regular camping activities of deworming, vaccination and awareness for livestock farmers.
UVAS 24/7 EXTENSION SERVICE
UVAS 24/7 Extension Service is unique and provides animal health consultations to the farming community. This is an integral part of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and provides integrated veterinary and animal health services with other applied departments of the university viz. livestock management, animal nutrition, Pathology, etc. UVAS 24/7 Extension service is fully equipped with all animal health facilities and offering innovative treatments for livestock all over the country. Through this service we also offer needs based farmers’ training facility.
We aim to promote a whole farm approach to animal health, production and welfare, emphasizing preventative medicine as the key to profitable, healthy livestock however we are also aware of the importance of the individual animal and are more than happy to treat a single pet goat or horse as we are dealing with a herd of dairy cows.
Services offered by 24/7 Extension Service
EQUINE DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Telephone: +92 42 99211449 Ext. 195