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Brief History of VTH

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, was established in 1984-85 with the mandate of providing the appropriate environment and facilities for teaching; research and community services toward the improvement of animal healthcare and welfare. statutorily, the Hospital is legally supported by the laws of Ahmadu Bello University (statute 30) which specified its mandate and also earmarked its policy making structures. The Hospital serves as a primary and tertiary animal healthcare, as well as referral centre. It provides teaching facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate Veterinary students and is also a training Hospital for the professional programmes of the College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria (CVSN).

The Hospital also serves as a centre of excellence for clinical research on animal diseases and comparative medical and basic scientific issues relevant animals and human health.