Research & Outreach Services


The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences  with its five academic departments is involved extensively in research.

Within the College, veterinary research has been developed in a broader scientific context, linked closely to medical and life sciences, facilitating a more integrated approach to global animal and human health.

The College undertakes a broad range of clinical veterinary research activity in large and small animal medicine, production, developing new understanding, techniques and applications to improve clinical service provision, and wider industry and public health.

The College also undertakes a range basic sciences in the field of microbiology, parasitology, pathology, immunology, biochemistry, physiology, toxicology, and natural products.

Thematic areas

To perform the researches effectively the College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences  has divided the researches into the following themes.
  1. Zoonotic diseases
  2. Infectious diseases  
  3. Pathogen-host interactions


The Outreach Program of the College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences supports the mission of Sokoine University of Agriculture. Our main goal is to build effective education and outreach programs concentrating on biosecurity and herd health management to prevent livestock diseases which can be detrimental to the economy and to the livestock industry as a whole. In pursuit of the faculty's goal to advance the well-being of animals and people in Tanzania and around the globe, faculty, staff and students reach out in many ways to provide services to the community.

Our outreach objectives are:

  • to spread educated awareness of animal-related issues of concern in our society.
  • to share our knowledge about animal health, husbandry and welfare.
  • to reveal the exciting sciences that underlie modern veterinary medicine.
  • to emphasize the importance of the human-animal emotional bond.
  • to encourage people pursuing careers in veterinary medicine.
  • to enlighten people about their role in contributing to a more humane world.

Major outreach activities are as follows:

  • Promote veterinary medicine, make discoveries, and engage members of the public through volunteer opportunities, special events and other activities.
  • Assist in regional, national, and international efforts to prevent and control infectious and non-infectious diseases by preparing educational materials on prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Provide up-to-date information on livestock diseases to livestock industry representatives, extension specialists, educators, veterinarians, scientists, and the general public via fact sheets, phone calls, emails, websites, and other media.
  • Build effective education and outreach programs on biosecurity and herd health management.
  • Conduct herd health and biosecurity workshops for livestock owners

How can we help you?
We offer a variety of "ready-made" programs for all ages or can tailor materials to meet your specific needs.
For more information please contact us through

Community Surgery Service
Spay-neuter operations and other routine surgical procedures for public and privately owned animals.

National Partnerships
Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries   Development
The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries   Development has mandate  of overall management  and development  of livestock and Fisheries resources for sustainable achievement of Millennium Development  Goals, National strategy for growth and reduction of poverty, improved livelihood of livestock and fisheries dependent communities, food safety and security without compromising animal welfare and environment  conservation, To build and support the technical and professional capacity of local government authorities and private sector in order to develop, manage and regulate the livestock and fisheries resources sustainability.

Veterinary Council of Tanzania
Veterinary Council of Tanzania is responsible for formal regulation of the Veterinary profession in Tanzania that register Veterinarians, Veterinary specialists and Veterinary Practice Facilities, enrol Paraprofessionals and enlist Paraprofessional Assistants. Core values of the Veterinary Council include upholding code of conduct and ethics, timeliness, honesty and integrity, transparency and accountability, impartiality and objectivity, commitment to serving the public, team work, volunteerism, commitment to protecting the environment, uphold animal welfare, avoidance of conflict of interest, equality and social justice, commitment to excellence, capacity development, networking and collaboration
Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI)
Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) is a parastatal organization under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism responsible for conducting and coordinating wildlife research in the United Republic Tanzania.