The Department of Veterinary Pathology became saddled with the responsibility of:
a. Providing a scientific basis in some aspects of preclinical and clinical Veterinary Medicine to Undergraduate Veterinary Students.
b. Assisting other Departments and Faculties in training both undergraduate and postgraduate students through teaching and project supervision.
c. Assisting in identifying alternative drug sources through research on medicinal plants and other medicinal remedies, and involvement in clinical evaluation and reevaluation of new and existing drugs.
d. Providing diagnostic services in Veterinary Pathology to the University Community, surrounding states and the country at large.