The objectives of the department comply with the objectives of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine:
- To promote and sustain high standards of undergraduate and postgraduate training in veterinary medicine.
- To act as a national reference laboratory for the diagnosis of animal diseases.
- To act as a center to provide solutions to animal health problems especially related to public and environmental health.
- To Carry out teaching and research responsibilities in areas of veterinary herd health and productivity and various aspects of veterinary public health such as food safety animal production.