Dr. Nurto Sheikh Mohamed

 Dean of faculty of veterinary science

Dean’s Message

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the faculty of veterinary science at Benadir University!

The Faculty of Veterinary Science is unique, and it is one of the nation’s top veterinary and biomedical colleges in Somalia. It thus has an essential role in training veterinary and para-veterinary professionals. Our graduates and research programs are vital in enhancing public and animal health, promoting biosecurity and welfare, and ensuring our productive animals are safe and sound.

Graduates from the college go on to be leading clinicians, diagnosticians, researchers, and professors across Somalia. The faculty’s teachers and teaching programs have achieved acclaim for their quality and effectiveness.

Our programs are distinctive because they engage students in active, practical learning, and we have developed an essential, well-updated, integrated curriculum.

The faculty is also in a unique position to provide clinical training in our surrounding communities. During your studies, you will develop into a balanced individual and be empowered to start an exciting career as a professional.

Our motto is “Healthy Animals, Healthy People, and Healthy Planet.”

We look forward to welcoming you as a new student to our university.


The Faculty of Veterinary Science of Benadir University was established in September 2011 with the aim of training skilled manpower in the veterinary medical profession. The faculty provides adequate training of manpower to meet the country’s demands by conducting educational programs leading to the attainment of professional degrees in veterinary medical disciplines.

In addition to its teaching programs, the faculty also provides diagnostic and consultancy services in animal health problems and conducts research in livestock diseases and production, with the final goal of increasing the food resource of Somalia by enhancing livestock productivity and health. The faculty reached a lot of achievements, e.g., opening modern laboratories and clinics that students teach (learning by doing) and producing highly qualified alumni.


To produce qualified and self-employable professionals in the field of animal sciences and cultivate research-oriented and competent professionals for research centres, universities, ministries, and nongovernmental organizations.


To provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff, and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will help the survival of this golden future generation and improve the quality of life for all.


  • Honesty and Respect
  • Commitment and Consistency
  • Patriotism

FACULTY DEPARTMENTS                       

The faculty of veterinary science has two integrated departments:

  1. Animal Health
  2. Animal Husbandry


The faculty is well-equipped:

  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Veterinary Laboratory

Dr. Nurto Sheikh Mohamed

 Dean of faculty of veterinary science at Benadir University

Email:- dean-veterinary@bu.edu.so