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UNILORIN to Commission Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The University of Ilorin Veterinary Teaching Hospital
(UIVTH) at Sabo Oke, Ilorin, is ready for commissioning.
Already, surgery is being carried out on animals and
staffing has started.

The Director of UIVTH, Prof Emmanuel Olugbenga
Oyedipe told Unilorin Bulletin in his office last Friday
(July 15, 2016) that work has reached advanced stage
in the complex, adding that what remains is the
continuous supply of equipment and machinery.

According to Prof. Oyedipe, “the University of Ilorin
management has done very well providing resources to
put together this facility”. He said, “One thing that
encourages management to embrace this project is the
planning put in place at the on-set. The management,
led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof AbdulGaniyu Ambali
(OON), who is one of us, being a Professor of Veterinary
Medicine himself, saw that we had a good plan”.

The UIVTH complex comprises an Avian Clinic, Fish
Clinic, Small Animal Clinic, Wild Life Clinic, Large Animal
Clinic including Equine Clinic for horses, and Ruminants
Clinic for large animals like cattle and small ones. It
also has specialized clinics separately for surgery,
medical group, laboratory investigations, X-ray and
imagery, Necropsy or post mortem and Pharmacy.
The Professor of Theriogenology (the science of
reproduction in animals which deals with production
and management of reproductive animals) disclosed
that 85 percent of the work is already completed.
“What is left is instrumentation, that is, equipment
supplies, equipment for laboratories and the clinics”, he
disclosed, explaining that “the more modern the
equipment, the more precise and accurate the
diagnosis”.

Prof. Oyedipe recalled that “in time past, professionals
use X-ray but now digital machines are employed for
diagnosis that give comprehensive, detailed, accurate
and precise results”.

The Director, who had earlier worked at the University
of Agriculture, Makurdi, and was instrumental to the
establishment of a Veterinary Teaching Hospital in that
University, stated that “that is in no way near this one”.
He said, “When I came here, I had the opportunity to
deliver my dream of what a Veterinary Hospital should
look like and I had a willing partner in the Vice-
Chancellor, Prof Ambali.”

Prof. Oyedipe said, “The vision for this place is to have
the best crop of trained Veterinarians, capable of
meeting challenges of controlling diseases of animals
including those that have implications for human and
environmental welfare. We hope to create a link with
practitioners on the field who are the ones in direct
contact with users of our services for the efficient
delivery of veterinary services in the catchment areas of
the University of Ilorin, which are basically contiguous
states to Kwara State”.

He thanked the University management for the support
and encouragement the veterinary hospital has been
receiving.

Posted by on July 20, 2016.

Categories: EDUCATION, Uncategorized

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