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The Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology is  a preclinical department Located in Chiromo campus along Riverside Drive off Chiromo Road, 2 kilometres west of the Main Campus.  The Department  is the  product of the notable merger of the two of the oldest and well-known departments in the faculty of Veterinary Medicine –Veterinary Anatomy and Animal Physiology that occurred in 2005. .The  two departmental units  had their origin within the establishment of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and were transferred from Makerere University College to the Royal College Nairobi in 1962.  Veterinary Medicine students and wildlife Management students   are prepared for various fields in the Veterinary Anatomy and physiology in the department. The Courses offered by the  Department include:

  • Animal Physiology
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Ornithology
  • Hepertogy
  • Mammalogy
  • iscthiology

The department is involved in a number of researches within the biological arena and has links with several local and international institutes. In addition it offers services to the general public such as consultancies   for the ministry of livestock and fisheries and also prepares preserved teaching specimens for various universities and colleges

The Department has several facilities used for both research and teaching:~ Well equipped Histology laboratory, Physiology laboratory, biotechnology laboratory, and reproductive biology laboratory. The main areas of research are Neuroscience,  molecular genetics  Anatomy and developmental science ,Cardiovascular Physiology,Reproductive biology  and Herbal and Traditional Medicine efficacy.

PREVIOUS HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS

CURRENT CHAIRMAN  Dr.Kimwele Charles Nguli

Department of Vet.Anatomy and Physiology from 2013
 

THE LATE PROF.WANGARE MAATHAI,

 1976-1977 Chairperson, Department of Veterinary Anatomy

 

Prof.Geoffrey Ole Maloiy

Chairman, Department of Animal Physiology, University of Nairobi.  1973-1976; 1980-1983.

 

Prof. Dominic Oduour Okello

1982-1988 Chairman: Dept of Veterinary Anatomy

 

Prof.Stephen Kiama

Chairman (2005-2010): Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, University of Nairobi.

 
Chairman, Department of Vet.Anatomy and Physiology: 2010-2012
 
 
 
 
Chairman/Head - Department of Veterinary Anatomy - November 1994 to 29th January 2001
 
 
 
Chairman in the Department Of Veterinary Physiology 2003-2004
 
 
 
Chairman;Dept. of Veterinary (Animal) Physiology 1993 – 2002
 
 
 
 

        Animal Physiology

Year

Veterinary Anatomy

Year

Dr. Horton

 

Prof. Hoffman

 

Professor G.M.O. Maloiy

 

Prof. Kayanja

 

Prof Gombe

 

Prof. Tucker

 

Prof J.M.Z Kamau

 

Prof.  Wangari Maathai

 

Prof .Kanui

 

Prof. Oduor Okello

 

Dr.Mathiu

 

Prof.Maina Ndegwa

 

Dr.Miaron

 

Prof.Owiti

 

 

                                    Veterinary anatomy and Physiology

Name

Year

Dr. J.O Miaron

2005

Prof. S.G Kiama

2005-2010

Prof.S.M Kisia

2010-2012

Dr.C.N Kimwele

         2013 to date