The Department of Paraclinical Studies is responsible for 3rd and 4th year pre-clinical Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine students. It offers the following undergraduate courses:

  • VMP 3100 – Veterinary Pathology
  • VMP 3300 – Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology
  • VMP 3400 – Veterinary Parasitology
  • VMP 4111 - Pathology of Infectious and Non-infectious Veterinary Diseases

Distance Courses Offered

  • Diploma in Laboratory Diagnostics and Management (DLDM)

Postgraduate Courses Offered

  • MSc in Veterinary Pathology
  • MSc in Veterinary Parasitology
  • MSc in Veterinary Microbiology


Services offered
The department has active Microbiology, Parasitology and Pathology laboratories offering the following services to members of the general public.

  • Bacteria Isolation & Identification
  • Sero-typing
  • Fungal Isolation & Identification
  • Fungal Culture
  • Bacteriological Media Preparation
  • Bacteriological Culture and sensitivity
  • Blood examination for parasites
  • Lymph node Biopsy Examination
  • Identification of external parasites
  • Faecal Sample examination for worm eggs and parasites
  • Faecal Culture for nematode identification
  • Brain Crush Smear Examination
  • Grass sample examination for infective nematode larvae
  • Post-mortem examination of carcasses
  • Histopathological examinations

The department is also a WHO regional reference centre for the diagnosis of Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS).