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Department of ParaClinical Veterinary Studies

Chairman

Mr. J. Gusha
MSc (UZ), BSc (Hons. Agric) (UZ)
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Areas of Specialization: Animal Husbandry (Animal Production, Genetics and Statistics)
Research Interests: Animal Production and genetics

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VISION
To be a regional and international centre of excellence in training, research and innovation in animal health, welfare, production and environment whilst at the same time contributing to the enhancement of human health and quality of life for sustainable development.

MISSION
To provide undergraduate, postgraduate and continuous veterinary professional training of an international standard

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMMES OFFERED IN THE DEPARTMENT
The Department is made up of five sections: Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Pathology and Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology. Each of these sections is devoted to teaching of the respective subjects, mainly to Bachelor of Veterinary Science Part II students for three semesters after which they sit for professional examinations. The Microbiology, Parasitology and Pathology sections also run diagnostic laboratories, which in addition to performing routine laboratory diagnosis for the University of Zimbabwe Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the general community also conduct teaching of Laboratory Diagnostics to Bachelor of Veterinary Science Part IV students for two semesters.
The Department also offers taught masters degrees in the following programmes: Master of Veterinary Science degrees in Veterinary Microbiology & Immunology, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Pathology and Veterinary Pharmacology/Toxicology. Candidates may also register for Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degrees by research.

CONTACT DETAILS
The Chairman
Department of Paraclinical Veterinary Studies
University of Zimbabwe
P.O. Box MP167
Mount Pleasant
Harare
ZIMBABWE
Telephone: 303211 Ext. 19150
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