The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore , is one of the oldest Veterinary Institutions in Asia . Since its inception in 1882, the staff of this Institution has worked enthusiastically and successfully conducted a wide range of programs that have effectively catered the educational and training needs in the field of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. By now it has emerged as one of the famous centers of teaching in Veterinary Education in Asia .
This Institution started as Veterinary School in 1882 and was raised to the status of Punjab Veterinary College by the end of nineteenth century. Its present buildings were completed in 1921. In 1942, the College was affiliated with the Punjab University , Lahore . In 1971, this College was integrated with the University of Agriculture , Faisalabad , and since then basic DVM degree is being awarded. The Up-gradation of College of Veterinary Sciences , Lahore to the status of a University in June 2002, was an obvious testimony of commitment of the Government regarding institutional arrangement for further research, higher education, human resource development and poverty alleviation. With this up-gradation five faculties, two directorates, 21 departments, University administration and management has been established.
The new University has marked to start a composite basic degree program in veterinary and animal sciences and to establish postgraduate degrees, diplomas & short courses in areas of animal production and health, in computer science, statistics, livestock extension, economics & business management, wildlife and fisheries, etc.
So far, over 4500 Veterinary Graduates have qualified from CVS/UVAS and are serving all over the World. Many graduates from this institution rose to the ranks of Major Generals in Pak Army, Ministers, Vice Chancellors, Federal and Provincial Secretaries. Many of the graduates have entered into Civil Services, Livestock Departments, teaching and the research institutions of the country and UN Agencies (FAO, UNDP, WHO), Atomic Energy, etc.) bringing respect and dignity to their Alms Mater.
Pakistan is affluent in livestock wealth but lacks ability to fully exploit this rich resource due to insufficient investment, inadequate professionals, technologies and value-addition activities. The need for diversification from a natural resource-dependent economy to high-value added activities is eminent. The development of livestock is amongst priorities of the Government of Pakistan. Such development requires additional trained manpower.
The Chancellor has very rightly stated the need for new institutions to produce more veterinarians and animal scientists. In view of current shortage of competent teachers at the national level, it has become difficult to staff the existing faculties. The need for strategic planning to have adequate and proficient trainers is obvious.
The universities are hubs for knowledge generation, dissemination and scholarly education of younger generation. Specialist of contemporary knowledge and technique provide philosophical guidance for the sectors development.The University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore growing in its earlier years requires prudence in development of desired physical infrastructure, disciplines and expertise. The UVAS plans to address extreme shortage of specialists. Education of existing educators for enhancing standards and engaging additional faculty members for advanced training is the solution. Specifically, senior and younger professionals ought to advance their communication skills, research process, subject IT, basic and advanced laboratory skills and on-farm and organic farming research and skills. Intensive short and long term training programs with indigenous and external resources can inculcate the required traits.
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences – UVAS
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