History

The Department of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1970 and the Masters program started in 1982. From 1990, undergraduate student intake was increased to 70 per year and divided into two classes. The Doctorate program (Ph.D.) was incorporated in 1993. To enhance the clinical training of students and also to provide veterinary services to the public, the affiliated veterinary teaching hospital was built in 1980. The Graduate Institute of Veterinary Microbiology was established in 1994 and the Graduate Institute of Veterinary Pathology in 1998.

In 1999, the Ministry of Education of ROC approved the establishing of an independent College of Veterinary Medicine, the first in this country. Presently, The College comprises of one department, Department of Veterinary Medicine (including Master and Ph.D. programs), two graduate institutes. Graduate Institute of Veterinary Microbiology and Graduate Institute of Veterinary Pathology, and an affiliated unit; the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The permanent academic staff of the College as of Feb. 2004 stands at 35, and there are 106 graduate and 381undergraduate students. The ratio of the permanent faculty staff to the undergraduates is 1:13.9. We strive to train-qualified veterinarians and highly motivated researchers in veterinary and related fields.

The short and mid-term planning of the College is to remain a single veterinary department and to establish related institutes for graduate programs. The undergraduate education policy is basically clinics oriented with relevant support from the various graduate institutes. The training and curriculum of the undergraduate education are tailored to cope with the demands and expectations of the contemporary society in Taiwan. The faculty staff members strive to provide high quality veterinary education, maintain and advance their state-of-art level of research, and have been very active in promoting veterinary-related activities and providing veterinary services to the local farmers and the public at large. Considering the society's need for in-depth veterinary care for pets and other companion animals as well as for animals for leisure and for appreciation, emphasis will be placed on the training in diagnosis and therapy of diseases of these animals.

The faculty staff also coordinate with each other to form teaching and research groups for enhancing their effectiveness. They also participate in animal health maintenance program of nearby farms, quarantine, prophylaxis and epidemiological control as well as therapeutic services to large, small, aquatic, exotic and wild animals. The College has not only the privilege but also the obligation to provide the best veterinary clinical training and research in this country, and be at par with the international standards.

International Cooperation@

Since 1971, our University has been active in establishing relationships with other universities abroad. Up to the present, we have cooperated with a great number of universities in the U.S., Germany, Australia, Japan, Austria, Korea, Denmark and other countries. Of these universities, over thirty are formally recognized sister universities of ours. We often exchange scholars and students. We often share academic results. We sometimes cooperate in projects. And we frequently visit each other.Since its establishment, this university has really had remarkable achievements in teaching, research, and service. Many of our alumni have indeed become the elite of our society. And many of them have distinguished themselves in foreign lands. We are surely happy to find so many of us working successfully in every corner of the world.

Faculty and staff

Contact Information

Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University
250,Kuo Kuang Road,Taichung, Taiwan 402  Republic of China

Tel: 886-4-2284-0368~9
Fax:886-4-2286-2073
E-mail:
vmnchu@mail.nchu.edu.tw