WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Veterinary Medicine

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WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Veterinary Medicine
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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Veterinary Medicine, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more…


  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.
  • Probable Degree type – [M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC]

You must be a Science student with a good background in Science subjects for you to study this course in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Veterinary Medicine

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria universities.

The required subject combination must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study Veterinary Medicine, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Veterinary Medicine

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic

Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects to write in jamb) to study Veterinary Medicine are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Veterinary Medicine

A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Physics or Mathematics


If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Universities offering Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria include:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  3. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  4. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  5. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  6. The University of Agriculture, Makurdi (with option in:) Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Veterinary Animal Production, Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology, Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
  7. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  8. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  9. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Click to read conditions
  10. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

Cut-off Mark for Veterinary Medicine

As you can see above, there are over 10 Universities offering Veterinary Medicine. This means the cut-off mark for this Veterinary Medicine varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Veterinary Medicine is a good course but not listed among the top best science courses. This does not mean you should change your mindset towards this course. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.


Veterinary Medicine is how many years course?

Veterinary Medicine is a four to five years course


Veterinary Medicine is under which faculty?

Veterinary Medicine is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.


What is Veterinary Medicine course all about: 

Few Nigerian students study this great course. It deals with the welfare of both domesticated and wild animals. It equips a student with knowledge of animal health and its likely effect on human, their diseases, treatment, and preventions. A degree in Veterinary Medicine generally involves 5 years of undergraduate study.

The curriculum will vary between universities, but generally speaking, the earlier years of the course will focus on structure and function of the healthy animal. This will include topics such as anatomy and physiology and involves learning about structure and function of cells, body tissues, body systems and the whole animal. At the same time, you will learn about animal husbandry (how to look after animals including how they should be housed and fed) and begin to learn the foundation clinical skills.

This degree is designed to train and prepare you for a career as a veterinary practitioner either in general practice or in a more specialised field such as small animal, farm animal, equine or exotic animal practice. It also prepares you for further training in a specialised clinical field. Examples of these would include orthopaedic surgery, cardiology, dentistry and soft tissue surgery.


Where can I work with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine 
Career opportunities usually follow private veterinary practice, and graduates may choose to pursue research, industry (such as pharmaceutical companies), veterinary charities at home or abroad, and academia.


Special Consideration

Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar…

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Veterinary Medicine
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and University of Agriculture, Makurdi accept HND distinction in: (a) Poultry Production; (b) Animal Health; and (c) Animal Products Inspection.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) and Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike accept ND/HND Animal Health and Husbandry provided candidates meet the following requirements:- (a) At least one year satisfactory practical experience; (b) Five ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) also requires ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, and Biology/Zoology with ‘O’ level credit passes in Physics and Mathematics. In special cases, candidates who have passed the Animal Health Assistant or its equivalent with distinction plus ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or the equivalent may be considered for admission.

(iv) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accept ND/HND in relevant fields plus ‘O’ level credits passes in Chemistry and Biology and O/L passes in Mathematics and Physics. (v) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts: (a) Three ‘A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. (b) HND in Animal Science at minimum of lower credit from accredited institution

(vi) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) requires at least HND (Upper Credit) to 200 level in addition to UTME requirements.

(vii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires either (a) Passes at GCE A’ level or HSC or an equivalent examination in Chemistry, Biology and Physics in addition to UME requirement.

(vii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires A-level passes (with at least C grade) in any of the following; Biology/Zoology, Chemistry and Physics in addition to meeting the O’ level requirements above At least a minimum of 8 point. Special consideration may be given to candidates with Higher National Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry, or Animal Production provided the diploma is passed at Upper credit level, in addition to meeting the O’ level requirements above or graduates of first degree in related Biosciences (Zoology, Biological Science, Animal Science or Production, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Nursing, Medicine, with a minimum of second class Lower division, in addition to meeting the O’ level requirements above.

(viii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts: (a) Bachelor’s degree in relevant science discipline from recognised institutions (b) HND (Animal Health or Animal Production Technology or equivalent) at credit level (c) All candidates MUST have O’ level requirement.

(ix) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts ND/HND(upper credit level) in Animal Health and Production or BSc in Animal Science, Biological sciences(Zoology), Microbiology, etc in addition to UTME Entry requirements

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Veterinary Medicine
(i) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts Agric. Science and Health Science.

(ii) University of Agriculture, Makurdi accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credits passes to include English. Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and any other relevant subject.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Veterinary Medicine
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accept Physics or Mathematics.

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