Message of the Dean
Welcome to the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (FV&AS) at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. The FV&AS was established in 2006 under HEC funded project of Rs.468 millions. The faculty offers various courses in different disciplines of veterinary & animal science and to conduct research on all aspects of production and veterinary sciences particularly associated with the arid regions of the Punjab. The faculty is comprised of five departments viz., Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (comprising Sections of Anatomy and Histology, Physiology, Pharmacology),Department of Pathobiology (Microbiology , Parasitology , Pathology), Department of Clinical Studies (Medicine, Surgery and Radiology, Theriogenology), Department of Poultry Science, Department of Livestock Production and Management (Livestock Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding & Genetics) were established at FV&AS.
The FV&AS is committed for excellence in its various programs. The faculty has one on campus Pet Clinic/Veterinary Animal Teaching Hospital. Of course, the FV&AS Pet’s Clinic is probably best known in the twin cities (Islamabad, Rawalpindi) and gaining popularity as indicated by increase in the number of daily outdoor cases. One large animals Veterinary Hospital and a small Livestock Farm is located at Rawat (20 kilometer away from the main campus). The on campus operation theatre and X-ray facilities are also available. The state of the art equipments are installed in the laboratories of different departments. In addition to all facilities, FV&AS have signed number of MoUs with national and international organizations including, NRSP, ILRI, Dairy and Rural Development Foundation.
At the time of establishment in 2006, FV&AS offered five years Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program and M.Phil & Ph.D degree in Poultry Science. In near future the FV&AS is going to start post-graduate degree programs in various disciplines of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. Our well qualified faculty members are training the future scientists and creating new knowledge for the uplift and welfare of the society. The FV&AS is accredited by the Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) Pakistan in 2012. This program continues to excel in providing educational, research and training opportunities to future veterinarians and animal scientists. The qualified individuals will lead future efforts in public health, animal production, disease control, veterinary care, food safety, biotechnology, higher education, and research.
The FV&AS is progressing day by day. It is hoped that in future this faculty will emerge as a leading institute in the arid areas to produce highly qualified skilled manpower with robust increase in research output.
I wish your happy stay at the campus. May God bless you with a bright and prosperous career.
Prof. Dr. Arfan Yousaf