The Department of Veterinary surgery and Theriogenology, is one of the six Departments which were originally set up when the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was started in 1984. The Department teaches clinical and paraclinical courses to professional veterinary students and non-professional students.

The Department vision is to provide qualitative knowledge in Surgery, Radiology, Theriogenology, Medical imaging, Wildlife Management and Animal Science. Also it conducts research in these fields.

The Department have a mission of producing excellent professional Surgeons, Radiologists and Theriogenologists. This is achieved through teaching lectures, practical and experiments to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students. Also research is part and parcel of the above.