The Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology was a unit under the Department of Veterinary Pathology established in 1970 originally to provide courses in Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology. The Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology was established in July 1976 from the Department of Veterinary Pathology. In July 2018, the Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology was established by splitting the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology into two. The Department’s vision is to discover and disseminate new knowledge of diseases through research and diagnostic services that will benefit the health of animals and the public, while engaging and educating students for productive careers in service and scholarship. Parasitology and Entomology are among the core courses for undergraduate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM degree) students during the paraclinical year in the Department. The Department is also engage in teaching postgraduate (MSc., MVSc. MPhil and PhD) students.