WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$362 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Veterinary Medicine
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Veterinary Medicine is the branch of science that deals with the application of medical, surgical, public health, dental, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to non-human animals including wildlife and domesticated animals, including livestock, working animals and companion animals.

The study of Veterinary Medicine permits the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and dysfunctions of animals, specifically caring for health of pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks and laboratories. Veterinary medicine also benefits human society in diverse ways since veterinarians use their skills to protect humans against diseases carried by animals and conduct clinical research on human and animal health problems.

Veterinarians use their expertise to diagnose animal health problems, vaccinate against diseases, medicate animals suffering from infections or illnesses, treat and dress wounds, set fractures, perform surgery, and advise owners about animal feeding, behaviour and breeding

In view of the fact that veterinarians have educational background that is strongly based on the principles of comparative biology and medicine, veterinary medicine is increasingly being applied to a variety of animal and human health-related problems.

Aside their traditional roles, veterinarians are now applying their expertise to new and emerging fields, including environmental science, toxicology, wildlife and conservation medicine, genetic engineering, comparative medicine, biotechnology, cell biology, human and animal nutrition, ethology, and international veterinary medicine. The recent case of avian influenza (bird flu-H5N1) for instance saw international veterinarian teams collaborating with other professionals to control and manage the pandemic.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to;
• Demonstrate a deep insight into wide range of courses in Basic Sciences, Animal Science, Biomedical and Clinical Sciences to ensure a good knowledge base and skills required for a graduating veterinarian.
• Be able to master the knowledge and skills necessary for the diagnosis, treatment prevention and control of animal diseases, veterinary public health, animal production, research and extension.
• Demonstrate competence in veterinary problem-solving skills with the ability to form a professional judgment, make independent decisions and justify these decisions.
• Appreciate social responsibility relating to the health and welfare of animals and aspects of public health.
• Have gained the legal competence to practice veterinary medicine independently


Level 100 (First Year)

VBAS 111 Introductory Veterinary Medicine

Level 200

VBAS 220: Filed Practical I
VBAS 218: Animal Management 1
VBAS 216: Veterinary Physiology II
VBAS 215: Veterinary Physiology I
VBAS 214: Embryology
VBAS 213: Histology
VBAS 212: Veterinary Gross Anatomy II
VBAS 211: Veterinary Gross Anatomy I
BCMB 222: Veterinary Biochemistry III
BCMB 218: Veterinary Biochemistry II
BCMB 217: Veterinary Biochemistry I
ANIM 211: Animal Production

Level 300

VPCS 320: Field Practice II
VPCS 317: General and Autonomic Pharmacology
VPCS 316: Systemic Pharmacology
VPCS 315: General Pathology
VPCS 314: Veterinary Parasitology II (Entomology and Protozoology)
VPCS 313: Veterinary Parasitology I (Helminthology and Acarology)
VPCS 312: Veterinary Microbiology II (Virology and Immunology)
VPCS 311: Veterinary Microbiology I (Bacteriology and Mycology)
VBAS 311: Animal Management II
ANIM 314: Introduction to Animal Breeding
ANIM 311: Principles of Animal Nutrition

Level 400

VPCS 417: Computer Application in Veterinary Practice
VPCS 415: Veterinary Toxicology
VPCS 412: Systemic Pathology II
VPCS 411: Systemic Pathology I
VPCS 403: Clinical Pathology
VCLS 420: Field Practice III
VCLS 413: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
VCLS 412: General Surgery
VCLS 411: General Medicine
VBAS 412: Biostatistics
VBAS 411: Clinical Anatomy
ANIM 417: Monogastric Production
ANIM 416: Ruminant Production

Level 500

VCLS 518: Field Practice IV
VCLS 516: Theriogeneology Clinics I
VCLS 515: Wildlife and Aquatic Animals Medicine
VCLS 514: Public Health and Preventive Medicine Clinics I
VCLS 513: Surgery Clinics I
VCLS 512: Zoonoses and Environmental Health
VCLS 511: Medicine Clinics I
VCLS 510: Theriogenology
VCLS 509: Food (meat and milk) Hygiene and Inspection
VCLS 508: Surgical Diseases
VCLS 507: Epizootiology and Disease Prevention
VCLS 506: Orthopaedic Surgery
VCLS 505: Small Animal Surgery
VCLS 504: Small and Laboratory Animal Medicine
VCLS 503: Porcine Medicine
VCLS 502: Ruminant Medicine
VCLS 501: Avian Medicine and Pathology

Level 600

VPCS 602: Veterinary Pharmacy
VCLS 620: Student Project
VCLS 613: Theriogenology Clinics II
VCLS 611: Surgery Clinics II
VCLS 609: Medicine Clinics II
VCLS 607: Obstetrics, Mastitis and Udder Management
VCLS 606: Public Health Clinics II
VCLS 605: Operative Surgery
VCLS 604: Surgical Exercises
VCLS 603: Vet. Ethics, Jurisprudence and Extension
VCLS 602: Diagnostic Imaging
VCLS 601: Equine Medicine
VBAS 602: Vet. Economic/Business Management

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics.

For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science &a Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Further Mathematics.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate:

At least Grade 4 in three (3) HL subjects comprising:
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics.
In addition, applicants must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), and at least C in Physics subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Veterinarians provide medical care for companion animals, food and fibre-producing animals, horses, exotic animals, captive aquatic animals, wildlife species and laboratory research animals. In addition to primary clinical care, veterinarians engage in biomedical research and pathology and participate in protection of the public health.

Tuition Fees Details
    [ID] => 1631
    [key] => field_5a5d9edc676a4
    [label] => Tuition Fees Duration
    [name] => tuition_fees_duration
    [prefix] => acf
    [type] => select
    [value] => /year
    [menu_order] => 49
    [instructions] => 
    [required] => 0
    [id] => 
    [class] => 
    [conditional_logic] => 0
    [parent] => 169
    [wrapper] => Array
            [width] => 50
            [class] => 
            [id] => 

    [choices] => Array
            [/year] => /year
            [/month] => /month
            [/trimester] => /trimester
            [/semester] => /semester
            [for the full programme] => for the full programme

    [default_value] => Array

    [allow_null] => 0
    [multiple] => 0
    [ui] => 0
    [ajax] => 0
    [return_format] => value
    [placeholder] => 
    [_name] => tuition_fees_duration
    [_valid] => 1
Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $362
Tuition Fees for International students: $7,603


Ayodeji Ayotunde Oni (DVM, MVSc)
Assistant Lecturer

Mr. Jubilant Kwame Abledu
Assistant Lecturer

Mr. Eric Bekoe Offei
Assistant Lecturer

Prof Paa Kobina Turkson
Professor & Dean

Prof. G. K. Aning
Associate Professor

Dr. Hope Richard Otsyina (DVM, M.Phil., PhD)
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Sherry A.M Johnson

Eistine Boateng
Assistant Lecturer

Ann Nancy Mills-Thompson (Mrs)

Dr. Kofi Afakye
Assistant Lecturer

Relevant Contact

Paa Kobina Turkson
  • No similar programmes found.