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About NMVA

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association is the umbrella of all Veterinary Surgeons who are registered with the Veterinary Council of Nigeria. It is a body corporate with perpetual succession and was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria in 1996 Registration Certificate Number 9454.

The Executive Commitee

S/N

Name

Position

Contact

State

1

Hon. Dr. Godwin E. Abonyi

President

Email: president@nvma.com.ng

Enugu

2

Dr. Adetuberu Olutoyin

Vice President I

Email: vicepresident@nvma.com.ng

Port. Harcort

3

Dr. Essien Teddy

Vice President II

 

Uyo

4

Dr. Adenkola Adeshina

Vice president III

 

Kwara

5

Dr. Ngulukun Sati

Secretary General

Email: secretary@nvma.com.ng

Jos

6

Dr. Jibrin Mohammed

Asst. Sec. General

Email: secretary@nvma.com.ng

Yobe

7

Dr. Eugene Chukwu Ibe

Treasurer

 

Enugu

8

Dr. Shehu Ibrahim Ado

Financial Secretary

 

Jigawa

9

Dr. Ezekwesili Augustina

Publicity Secretary

 

Abuja

10

11

Dr. Edgar Amos Sunday

Dr. Nasiru Musibau Olatunji

EX. Officio I

EX. Officio II

 

Adamawa

Lagos


A Career in Veterinary Medicine

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine must train at a university for at least six years to obtain a doctoral degree - the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. Veterinarians are educated to protect the health of both animals and humans.  Not only do they address the health needs of a wide variety of animal species, they also play a critical role in environmental protection, food safety, animal welfare and public health.  A licensed veterinarian can work in several different areas including private practice, government, teaching, research or industry.

Private Practice
The single largest employment group in veterinary medicine is private practice.This includes small, large and mixed animal practices, as well as specialization in one type of species or discipline such as equine practice or surgery.Veterinarians in private practice will:

  • Examine animals
  • Diagnose and treat diseases
  • Use specialized diagnostic techniques such as radiography, ultrasound,
  • Urine tests and laboratory tests of blood or other tissues perform surgery
  • Perform dentistry
  • Vaccinate to prevent the spread of diseases advise their clients on the hygiene, feeding, breeding and care of animals
  • Manage their own business
  • Veterinarians ensure health maintenance and disease prevention among companion and food producing animals.

This means that veterinarians need to be well-informed about emerging diseases in animals, maintain a thorough knowledge of available products used to treat animals, use the latest diagnos-tic and treatment techniques, and educate clients about zoonoses —animal diseases that can be shared between animals and humans.

Small (Companion) Animal Practice

Companion animal practices are community-based facilities that generally accept dogs and cats as patients and sometimes treat exotic species (birds, small mammals, and reptiles) as well. Other clinics may limit their scope of practice to the exclusive treatment of a particular specie.
Every companion animal practice is registered with a provincial licensing body and regularly inspected to ensure compliance with high quality standards. Most veterinary facilities are miniature hospitals complete with SO YOU LIKE ANIMALS? That's a start. But it is only a start if you're interested in a career in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians are far more than people with a fondness for animals. A veterinarian is a doctor of animal health who has trained at a university for at least six years and is licensed to provide medical and surgical care for animals.

Large Animal Practice

Large animal practice encompasses medical and surgical services for livestock (sheep, cattle, goats, swine, and poultry) and horses. Every large animal practice is also registered with a provincial licensing body and regularly inspected to ensure compliance with high quality standards. Medical services can include diagnosis and treatment of individual animals and, diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures for livestock. Some practices offer in-hospital surgery suites in addition to on-farm surgery capability, while others refer complex surgery cases to referral institutions such as specialty practices or veterinary colleges. In addition to treating patients, large animal veterinarians offer preventive herd health management and also monitor their area for possible disease outbreaks.Today, it is not unusual for large animal practices to limit their practice to poultry, beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, equine, or small ruminant (sheep and goat) medicine and surgery, though some practices treat all species. Emphasis of the practice is often placed on herd health including environmental, nutritional, and reproductive medicine. Equine practitioners may focus on racehorses, breeding farm management, pleasure horse practice, or a combination of the three.

Mixed Animal Practice
The mixed animal practice differs only from the above descriptions in that they encompass both large animal and companion animal species in one facility.

Aquaculture and Fish Medicine;

Graduate of Veterinary Medicine are provided with the necessary skills and knowledge required for setting up and managing profitable fish farms, carrying out epizotiological investigation, management of health, diseases and other conditions in the aquaculture industry. Veterinarians could set up their own fish farm, serve as consultant to government and private organisation which may which to venture into aquaculture production. They could take up career with the government as monitoring officer or as inspector of seafood that are sold locally and those that are to be exported outside the country.

Career in Wildlife

Wildlife Medicine Veterinarians may work with zoologists and conservation medicine practitioners. Veterinarians may take up jobs as Zoo Vet. by providing consultancy service to government and private zoological gardens and parks. They could also be involved in provision of health care for primates and other wildlife used in research facilities across the country

Government


Government veterinarians have an important responsibility in maintaining the health of humans through the health of food-producing animals.
Veterinarians in government contribute significantly to human health through meat inspection and control of contagious diseases. They are also involved in testing animals for import and export, the approval of veterinary biologics, research, and diagnostic testing of animal diseases. Typical "field veterinarians" cover an animal health district. They inspect animals and collect necessary laboratory samples to qualify these animals for export to other countries. They investigate reportable diseases such as rabies or tuberculosis, and forward the samples to laboratories. Some government veterinarians are in managerial positions. They help manage and deliver animal health programs and provide input on government policy. To become employed as a government veterinarian, it is helpful to take optional courses offered by veterinary colleges relating to government work. It is also strongly recommended to have some experience in private practice

Teaching and Research


Veterinarians who teach may be employed by one of the eight Nigerian veterinary colleges, training and mentoring future veterinarians. Others teach in veterinary technician programs at colleges and universities across Nigeria.
To be employed as a professor of veterinary medicine at a veterinary college, generally a minimum masters degree plus board certification in a clinical specialty is needed. In some cases, a PhD will be required. Professors can teach clinical veterinary medicine, basic science courses, or a combination of both. Professors also mentor students, sit on committees and attend meetings, lectures, and professional development events. Veterinarians working in research look for preventions and cures for diseases. At veterinary colleges, professors conduct their own research projects, developing new therapies and medicines.

Industry


Veterinarians working in industry may work in management, as sales representatives, or in technical research. Management veterinarians develop relationships with veterinary practice owners, clinic staff and animal health organizations. They must have planning, marketing and strong communication skills as well as product knowledge. Sales representatives develop and maintain relationships with veterinary practice owners and clinic staff. They are frequently on the road, visiting their clients and attending trade shows or meetings.

The Veterinary Oath

"As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society.

I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge.

I will practise my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession." 

The Veterinary Council of Nigeria

imageshjThe Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), a body charged with the responsibility of coordinating and overseeing the practice of the Veterinary profession in Nigeria. These include determining what standards of knowledge and skills are to be attained by persons seeking to be registered as Veterinary Surgeons under the enabling act (Decree No. 37 of 1969 and Decree No 40 [Amendment] of 1987) and raising the standards from time to time as circumstances may permit. In accordance with the act the Council is also empowered to establish and maintain a Register of persons registered under the act as Veterinary Surgeons and to publish the list of people so registered from time to time.

 

The Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) is essentially a quality assurance organ of the Federal Republic of Nigeria established through the Veterinary Surgeons Act of 1969 as amended by the Veterinary Surgeons Amendment Act of 1987. It is a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources created for the sole purpose of regulating the Standard of Training and Practice of the Veterinary Profession in the Country. This it does through the following ways:

 

  • it gives approval to Schools for the training of Veterinary Surgeons after ensuring they have the requisite human and material infrastructure;
  • it monitors such approved schools through regular Accreditation and Examination Observation visits to ensure that standards are not only being maintained, but that they are also being improved upon;
  • it determines the standard of knowledge and skills to be attained by persons seeking to be registered as Veterinary Surgeons and raises those standards from time to time as the circumstances permit;
  • it registers and maintains a register of persons qualified to practice as Veterinary Surgeons;
  • it conducts Registration Examinations in respect of candidates who did not pass through approved schools, but whose Curriculum Council believes may offer adequate training to confer on the graduates of such schools appropriate knowledge and skills to qualify them to register as Veterinary Surgeons;
  • it determines the standard and registers Premises allowed for the practice of Veterinary Medicine and maintains a register of such Premises; and
    ensures that all registered Veterinary Surgeons remain ethical, law abiding and are continually improving their professional knowledge and skills through a regular peer-approved Professional Continuing Education.

 

Financial Provision

Section 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act of 1969 as amended by the Amendment Act of 1987 allows the Council to maintain a fund from which all its expenses shall be defrayed. This fund is to be maintained by such moneys as may be provided by the Federal Government by way of grants and such other moneys that may accrue to the Council through its activities. In other words, Council is allowed to generate its revenue and utilize it for its activities in addition to grants from the Federal Government of Nigeria.

VET. HOSPITALS

Vets Hospitals, Clinics & Industries

Address

E-mail

Telephone

Animal care

Plot 17 Block 1 9th Avenue Oluyole Estate Ibadan, Oyo State.

www. turnerwrightng.com
www.animalcare-ng.com

+2348056290726

Vet World

Suite 1A, Glory Mojec Plaza, Alexandria Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja

www.vetworld.ng.com

+2348033070278

Turner Wright

15, AdenekanSalako Close, Ogba, Lagos Nigeria

www. turnerwrightng.com

+2348055901871

Blue Blood

No 36 Osun Crescent, off Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard, Maitama, Abuja

www.lms.com.ng

+23438040288

NVMA STATE CHAPTERS CHAIRMEN AND SECRETARIES

S/N

STATE

DESIGNATION

NAME

E-MAIL

1

Abia

Chairman

Dr. Oye Okechukwu

okmanj2002@yahoo.com

2

Adamawa

Chairman

Dr. Ruben Joel

reubenjoel02@gmail.com

3

Adamawa

Secretary

Dr. Yusufu Peter A

ayusufupeter@yahoo.com

4

Akwa Ibom

Chairman

Dr. Ronke Mopeji

doctoronke@yahoo.com

5

Anambra

Chairman

Dr. Damian Uchenabo

danovet@yahoo.com

6

Bauchi

Chairman

Dr. Alqasim Ibrahim

Aqibrahim2002@gmail.com

7

Bayelsa

Chairman

Dr. Philips Maxwell

maxwellp072@gmail.com

8

Benue

Chairman

Dr. Sabuna Mbafan Num-Adom

mbafannum@yahoo.co.uk

9

Benue

Secretary

Dr. Terungwa Ikye-Tor

t.ikyetor@yahoo.co.uk

10

Borno

Chairman

Dr. Kwajaffa A. Muhammad

makwajaffa@yahoo.com

11

Cross river

Chairman

Dr. Mike Obiora

mikeobiora@ymail.com

12

Cross river

Secretary

 

patogahobi68gmail.com

13

Delta

Chairman

Dr. Jowe-Asidi Isioma Oyanme Kenneth

kenasidi@yahoo.com

nvmadelta@gmail.com

14

Ebonyi

Chairman

Dr. Augustine Igwe

 

15

Edo

Chairman

Dr. Peter Osagie 

drpeterosagie@gmail.com

vetdrpeter@yahoo.com

16

Edo

Secretary

Dr. Emmanuel Chikwe

emmanuelchikwe@yahoo.com

17

Ekiti

Chairman

Dr. Alo Odunayo

metrovetgroup@yahoo.com

18

Enugu

Chairman

Dr. Ugwuomarima E.

Kelvin13ng@yahoo.com

19

Gombe

Chairman

Molta Danladi

moltadanladi@gmail.com

20

Imo

Chairman

Dr. Roland Ariri

aririrowland@yahoo.com

21

Jigawa

Chairman

Dr. Garzali Mohd.

gmohammed42@gmail.com

22

Kaduna

Chairman

Dr. Yali Umoru

omniagrik@gmail.com

23

Kaduna

Secretary

Dr. Abdurramahman Mohammed recess

moduabdurrahman@yahoo.com

moduabdurrahman@gmail.com

24

Kano

Chairman

Dr. Muhammad Abdu

abdumi@hotmail.com

26

Kano

Secretary

Dr. Muhammed S. Yusuf

sanusifaby@yahoo.com

27

Katsina

Chairman

Dr. Aliyu Sada

 

28

 

Secretary

Dr. Mustapha Buhari

maidabino2@gmail.com

29

Kebbi

Chairman

Dr. Alheri I. Senchi

talibuvets@yahoo.com

30

Kogi

Chairman

Dr. Gabriel Ajayi

gabayayi12@yahoo.com

31

Kwara

Chairman

Dr. Ibrahim Abdulbaki

1bsab2008@yahoo.com

32

Kwara

Secretary

Dr. Obafemi

 

33

Lagos

Chairman

Dr. Alao Mobolaji

mobolajialao@yahoo.com

35

Nassarawa

Chairman

Dr. Sambo Jum

 

36

Niger

Chairman

Dr. Gimba Suleman

suleimangimba@gmail.com,

drsulegimba@icloud.com

37

Sokoto

Chairman

Dr. Salisu Buhari

msbuhari7@gmail.com

38

Ogun

Chairman

Dr. Jide Oluwawemitan

elshaddaivets@hotmail.com

39

 

Secretary

Dr. Olushola E. A.

adeleyeoe@funaab.edu.ng

eayerbour@yahoo.com

olshola.adeleye@gmail.com

40

Ondo

Chairman

Prof. I.A. Adebayo

adebayoick@yahoo.com

adebayoicks@gmail.com

41

Osun

Chairman

Dr. Adedeji

atanda@ymail.com

42

Oyo

Chairman

Dr. Ibrahim Adekunle

globalvetconsult2000@yahoo.com

43

Oyo

Secretary

Dr. Arokoyo Moses

survival_moe@yahoo.com

44

Plateau

Chairman

Dr. Sipak

shasetd@yahoo.com

45

Rivers

Chairman

Dr. Bakura Nathaniel

crisstalvet@yahoo.com

46

Rivers

Secretary

Dr. Femi Kayode

 

47

Taraba

Chairman

Dr. Ibrahim Gideon

pasokiibrahim@gmail.com

 

Taraba

Secretary

Dr. Augustine Maurice

maurice.augustine@yahoo.com

48

Yobe

Chairman

Dr. Abubakar Braji

braabkr@yahoo.com
abbraji@gmail.com

nvmayobe@gmail.com

49

Yobe

Secretary

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jalo

babajalo2003@yahoo.com

50

Zamfara

Chairman

Dr. Ibrahim Hassan

msanka1@gmail.com

51

Zanfara

State Admin

Dr. Abdulhameed

abdulh2k5@yahoo.com

52

Abuja

Chairman

Dr. Bala Mohammed

bluebloodvet@gmail.com.

53

Abuja

Secretary

Dr. Ochalla Aduku

 ochaladoc@gmail.com

VISION OF THE NVMA

A professional body commited to the best practices for the upliftment of life through ethical professional Animal Health services.

MISSION OF THE NVMA

To have an Association of Veterinary Practitioners that will advance the education, science and art of Veterinary Medicine and production through advocacy, promotion of ethical standard and collaboration with other professionals.

AIMS OF THE NVMA

-To ensure that Veterinary Surgeons in Nigeria uphold the Veterinary Surgeon’s Oath (i.e. the principal spirit of Veterinary ethics)
- To advance the education, science, technology and art of Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, Livestock Development and production.

OBJECTIVES OF THE NVMA

-To drive up hygienic animal protein reserves through addressing animal food security and safety concerns.
-To prosecute a One Health Initiative through advancing cooperation between veterinarians, human physicians and other related bodies.

Contact Us

NVMA Secreteriat

Adress:
Ground Floor
Veterinary Council building
No. 8 Zambezi Crescent
Maitama, Abuja
Nigeria

E-mail: admin@nvma.com.ng

E-mail: nigerianvets@gmail.com


Phone: +234(0)8158620162

Mobile: +234(0)7018911119


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