DR. OLAIFA, ABAYOMI KAYODE (DVM, MSc)
Senior Lecturer in Surgery with special interest in large animal surgery.
Room B405 Veterinary Faculty Main Building
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Reproduction
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Phone Number:+234- 802-3259-842 ,
E-Mail Address: [email protected],
I was born on 3rd of July 1963 in Ibadan, Oyo State at University College Hospital. I attended Ilesa Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun State between 1973 and 1977. After my secondary school education, I worked briefly with Lagos State Judiciary in 1978. I later proceeded to Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo between 1979 and 1981 where I had my higher school certificate. In 1981 I got admitted to the University of Ibadan to read Veterinary Medicine. I obtained my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1987. I proceeded on National Youth Service Corps Programme in 1988. On my successful completion of the NYSC programme, I set up private practice in Ibadan but my love for academics made me to register for a postgraduate master’s degree in Veterinary Physiology. I got a master’s degree after 2 years. In 1991, based on merit, I got employed in the department of Veterinary Surgery and Reproduction as a lecturer grade II surgery in Feb 1992. In 1998 October, I was promoted lecturer grade I. By 2001, I got promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer. I got the Mc Arthur Fellowship in 2005 and proceeded to the Atlanta Georgia, USA. This fellowship enabled me to answer a lot of questions that came up during my PhD studies which will soon be ending and I got exposed to modern techniques which I have incorporated into the methodology of my PhD. Also, currently I have been given admission into the professional postgraduate fellowship of the college Veterinary Surgeon of Nigeria to specialize in Large Animal Surgery.