Diploma in Animal Health - Kisii University | Educartis

3 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This three year programme has been designed to produce graduates who are equipped with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge in animal health and disease control. Taken on-campus at Kisii University, this course focuses on key topics including Chemistry, Biological and Physical Sciences, Animal Nutrition, and Genetics, to broaden students' outlook on agricultural and livestock industries and enhance their skills so that they are able to contribute effectively to the workforce upon graduation. 

Due to an increasing human population and diminishing farm sizes, there is a huge need for manpower with current and specialised knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote and enforce the protection of animals, as well as the control of diseases that can spread from animal to animal, and animal to human. If you're looking for a highly challenging, yet incredibly satisfying and valuable career, then this course will give you the skills you need to play a role that is of fundamental importance to the moral and ethical integrity of Kenya and to the health of the Kenyan people. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Identify and effect control measures on important diseases of food-producing animals 
  • Participate in other aspects of livestock production and related enterprises 
  • Understand the basic immunological and epidemiological processes
  • Work independently or as a team member in communication and health investigations

Certification obtained

Diploma in Animal Health awarded by Kisii University 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will prepare students for exciting careers such as: 

  • Vet
  • Animal Health Assistant 
  • Food Security Manager 
  • Research Assistant 

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either: 

  • An aggregate KCSE score of Grade C 
  • A KCE/EACE Division II or the equivalent 
  • A certificate with at least a credit pass in a relevant field of study from a recognised middle-level institute. 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out an application form 
  • Submit all relevant academic certificates
  • Provide 1 passport sized photo 
  • Pay a non-refundable fee of 1000 KES 

Payment options

The fee for this course is 96,000 KES per year. Students can pay their fees through a bank transfer or deposit. Additional fees include: 

  • Registration: 2,000 KES per year. 
  • Exams: 3,000 KES per year 
  • Library: 2,000 KES per year 
  • Student Union: 400 KES per year 
  • Caution Money: 2,000 KES per year 
  • Student ID: 500 KES once 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Kisii University over the course of 3 years. 

Where and When


Kisii University

Kisumu Rd, Kisii, Kenya

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