To be an internationally recognized center of excellence in veterinary education, research, and community engagement to enhance animal and human health.
To graduate competent veterinarians equipped with the knowledge, veterinary clinical skills necessary for animal health, welfare, and public health through creative and innovative learning, discovery, and application.
1- Recruiting students to our veterinary program from Jordan and neighboring countries.
a) The acceptance criteria to our faculty are set by the Ministry of Higher Education, a minimum grade of 80% in the High School Certificate Examination is required to submit the application form.
b) Our faculty was able to recruit students from neighboring countries through our good ties with the educational institutions in those countries and our outstanding reputation.
2- Appling the new techniques in delivering the teaching courses to our students.
a) Our faculty continuously update our teaching materials. In the coming last few years, we established the clinical skill lab through cooperation with SPANA.
b) There is a continuous upgrading of our audio-visual equipment.
c) Our academic staffs are American and western European alumni.
d) Each academic staff has an E-Learning website for interactive communication with the students and for uploading lectures handouts and announcements.
e) There is continuous supervision on the academic performance of our students through an electronic academic guidance program. This program enables the academic supervisor to guide and be in touch with each student.
3- Enhancing teaching and research capabilities of our academic staff.
a) The majority of our academic staff are alumni of American and Western European universities and most of them were graduated in the last 15 years.
b) Most of our clinical academic staff are board-certified from either American College.
c) Our academic staff are always encouraged to get intramural grants from the Deanship of Research at JUST and extramural grants from local and international funding agencies.
d) Our university criteria for promotions are strict, and this is a driving force for our academic staff to publish original and strong research articles in internationally recognized and Scopus indexed journals
e) Our Faculty is in charge of the University Animal House for conducting research using laboratory animals and the FVM Dean chairs the Animal Care and Use Committee ( JUST- ACUC).
f) All academic staff are required to take specialized and intensive workshops to improve their academic performance. The topics of these workshops are on using modern teaching methods and technologies.
g) Our academic staff are eligible for sabbatical leave for one academic year every 5-6 years, where they receive a double salary during the sabbatical year.
h) Our academic staff are eligible for a summer sabbatical every summer, where they receive a double salary for 56 days.
4- Improving the animal welfare for both domesticated and wild animals, and also spreading the awareness of public health.
a) Our faculty offer elective courses for JUST students. The courses include Animal Welfare and Behavior (for all majors) (3 credit hours), Pet Animal Care (for all majors) (3 credit hours), Animal Health (for non-veterinary and agriculture students) (3 credit hours), And Animal Products and Public Health for non-veterinary and agriculture students) (3 credit hours).
b) Our 2019 veterinary curriculum include a compulsory course in Animal Husbandry and Welfare (3 Credit Hours: 2 Theoretical, 3 Practical) and our 2012 veterinary curriculum include a compulsory course in VM 106 Animal Welfare (2H: 2T, 0P) and VM 102 Veterinary Ethics (1H: 1T, 0P).
c) In 2009, the Veterinary health center (VHC) was re-opened in a new location; this center is supplied with required diagnostic and therapeutic facilities in all fields of veterinary medicine.
d) Since the location of our faculty is in northern Jordan, there are plans to open a specialized clinic in the capital (Amman) to provide our services to the broader population.
e) Our faculty has multiple agreements will all local agencies that care about animal welfare such as SPANA
f) We are in the process of implementing electronic record-keeping software in our VHC. This step is important in our focus on clinical research.
5- Serving the surrounding community and engaging with local and international intuitions.
a) Our academic staff are members of eleven local government committees such as the Animal Health Committee, Drugs, and biologics registration committee, and several others.
b) Our academic staff have been working as scientific consultants for many private companies such as pharmaceutical companies, vaccine-producing companies, the Royal Jordanian Society for conservation of wildlife, and many other agencies.
c) We accept employees of the Ministry of Agriculture, Jordan Food and Drug Administration as graduate students.
d) We diagnose diseases and solve issues for private companies.
We recruit and accept students into our graduate and undergraduate programs from neighboring countries.