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Web Link Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology - University of Nairobi

The Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology (PHPT) is one of the five academic units in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi. It was established in the 1972 by combining the closely related disciplines of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Veterinary Public Health. The two disciplines were originally in different departments. Veterinary Public Health was part of the department of clinical studies while Pharmacology and Toxicology part of the Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology.

Web Link Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - University of Nairobi

Veterinary training at Kabete started in 1942 leading to a diploma certificate. The diploma course offered excellent training, but the diplomates were only recognized as assistants to veterinary officers. Therefore, it was found necessary to start a degree programme in Veterinary Sciences, which was launched in July 1962. At the time, the Faculty was under the University of East Africa. In July 1970, the Faculty became part of The University of Nairobi.

Web Link Department of Clinical Studies, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences - University of Nairobi

The department of clinical studies is one of the 7 departments of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and is located within the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Kabete. It is made up of two service units, the large animal and the small animal units. The Clinical Faculty number is 31 with professional expertise in ambulatory services, internal medicine, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and theriogenology. A support staff of 28 complements the functions of the faculty. The core function of the department is to educate and train veterinary surgeons, conduct research and provide clinical services. The Department is divided into three major sections namely: Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology.