The Deans Council of Jordan University of Science and Technology approved the amendments to the instructions for the recently held Clinical Master's programs in veterinary medicine.
University President Prof. Saeb Khreisat stated that the Council of Higher Education and Scientific Research has approved the master's programs in clinical veterinary medicine, which includes the specialties of small animals, equine, poultry medicine and health and farm animals. He indicated that these programs that are being developed in the university's faculties come within the framework of the university's vision to modernize and develop its educational system in line with global transformations, the needs of the local and international labor market, and the society needs.
Dr. Khraisat indicated that the development of these specialties will contribute to raising the level of researchers, training them, and developing their skills according to the latest scientific sources and clinical veterinary methods necessary to care for animal health, productivity and its reflection on general community health.
Adding that the College of Veterinary Medicine is the only college of veterinary medicine in Jordan, and it plays a major role in improving animal health and increasing animal production in Jordan and strives to be a regional and international center of excellence in veterinary education, scientific research and community service to promote human and animal health.
According to these instructions, the requirements of the program are (45) credit hours according to the study plan of the program, and for acceptance of the student, he must have a bachelor's degree in veterinary medicine and surgery from a recognized university with a grade of no less than good or equivalent, and in the event that the student obtains a bachelor's degree with an acceptable grade or equivalent, he is entitled to enroll in any of the master's programs, provided that (3) subjects of the master's course are studied during the first year of enrollment (determined by the department to be accepted in).
For his part, the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, explained that the establishment of the veterinary hospital will have a great role in the success of these specialties, as the accepted student will spend his entire training period, and many diagnostic services will be provided to him at the level of individual animals and herds to provide all the advanced devices in diagnosis such as sonar, endoscopy, x-ray in addition to the advanced and high-precision laboratory tests such as serology and molecular polymerase testing.
Adding that the clinical master's students will participate in providing these services and examinations and will have the ability to deal with disease cases around the clock, since the veterinary hospital contains places to house animals (inpatients), which will enable students to see everything that a specialist veterinarian needs in terms of practice and application.
This hospital has been established to serve all the governorates of the Kingdom and some neighboring countries due to the scarcity of services provided and the urgent need for them in animal health, as diagnostic services will be provided at the local, Arab and regional levels for all private and government sectors to contribute to improving livestock and limiting the spread of infectious and common diseases between humans and animals and preserving Public Health.