WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Veterinary Medicine

It is very important for every student who is aspiring to gain admission in any Nigerian University to study Vetinary Medicine to know the relevant WAEC and JAMB subject requirement.

This post literally answers that question with other important points and vital information.


WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Vetinary Medicine: What Is Vetinary Medicine All About?

Vetinary Medicine is one of the best underrated course in Nigeria.

In reality, not many Nigerians are so keen to study the course.

By description, this course deals with the general welfare of animals.

This includes both the domesticated and the wild animals that can be found in the wild.

Scholars of this course are well equipped with knowledge on prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with animals.

Moreso, it analyses animal diseases and virus and establish it’s equivalent effects on the human body.

This course as it’s stand is a very huge type with a lot of sub-fields.

For case example, you can choose to master orthopaedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, cardiology and dentistry.

What Are The WAEC Subject Combination For Vetinary Medicine In Nigeria?

As part of the admission requirement to study Vetinary Medicine in any Nigerian University, WAEC has it that you must have at least 5 credits on your subject combination which pertains to the course.

Moreover, this requirement also applies to O-level candidates that are using their NECO, and GCE statement of result aside WAEC.

Therefore, the required O-level subject combination for Vetinary Medicine are:

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

Special notice

If you are applying for admission in any tertiary institution in Lagos State, the Yoruba language is compulsory and must be included as a member of your O-level subjects.

What Is The JAMB Cut-off Score For Vetinary Medicine?

The joint admission and matriculation board – JAMB, has a fixed Cut-off mark of 180 for Vetinary Medicine.

But to be on the safe side, aim for a JAMB Score of 200 and above.

This is because the more you score, the higher your chances of admission increase.

What Are The JAMB Subject Combination For Vetinary Medicine?

Before we dish out the correct JAMB subject combination required to study Vetinary Medicine in any Nigerian University, you have to note that English language is the first and compulsory subject and not just for this course but for all other courses.

And moreover, if you do not find mathematics in the list, then it is not compulsory for this course.

So, Here is the list of JAMB subjects required to study Vetinary Medicine –

  1. English Language
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biology
  4. Physics

Are They Other Alternatives To Gain Admission And Study Vetinary Medicine Without Jamb?

They are other ways of gaining secured admission to study Vetinary Medicine in Nigeria without writing JAMB.

Alternatively, you can gain admission through:

  1. JUBEB
  2. IJBM
  3. HND
  4. ND
  5. Predegree

What Are The Direct Entry requirements To Study Vetinary Medicine?

In the direct entry system of admission, it is mandated that in order to gain admission and study Vetinary Medicine, you must have the following in addition to the required WAEC subject combination:

(A) Two ‘A’ level passes which must come from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Zoology.

Which University In Nigeria Can I Study Vetinary Medicine?

Here is a comprehensive list of universities in Nigeria that runs certified degree programs on Vetinary Medicine –

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  3. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  4. The University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  5. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  6. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  7. University of Ibadan (UI)
  8. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  9. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  10. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Vetinary Medicine: How Many Years Am I expected To Study Vetinary Medicine?

Normally, if you are using jamb post UTME method to secure admission to study the course, it will take you
5-years to finish up.

The deficit is reduced to 4 years if you are using direct entry method for admission.

However, due to academic reason, you can study the course up to 6-years or more depending on the magnitude of your carry-over courses.

Are There Any Special Consideration?

Yes there are. To this effect, here are some of the special consideration you should know:

  • Some universities do accept an O-level result with D7 or E8 even if it is on a compulsory subject (instead of credit)
  • Moreso, some tertiary institution accept two sittings in O-level result.

WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Vetinary Medicine: Conclusion

If you are a type of person that bonds easily with animals, then this course is a good fit for you.

It prepares students with the knowledge necessary to medically resolve all issues associated with both home-based domestic pets and forest-based wild animals.

In this post, we have given you what you should know about the subject combination for Vetinary Medicine.

However, we would love to hear from you and if you have any inputs, let us know in the comment section.