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Visit to Army College for Veterinary Sciences (ACVS), Sargodha

Army College of Veterinary Sciences (ACVS), Sargodha is one of the constituent colleges of National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), a unique and premier veterinary institute of the Army. The college was founded back in 1862 in Pune, India as a school to impart training to ‘The Royal Army Veterinary Corps Vets’ and ‘Para veterinary staff’.

The college has a remarkable history of professionalism and quality education. There are many features that make the college so unique. The most significant being its focus on practical and applied nature of education, which it owes to the luxury of its access to huge animal population of diverse species including Equines, Bovines, Caprines, and Ovines.

The teaching faculty is highly competent and well-equipped with ISO certified labs, Operation Theatres (OTs) for small and large animals. This has given a new dimension to its already unique standing as a veterinary institute.

The expedition to ACVS started from NUMS Secretariat at 8:30am on 6th January 2018 led by Pro Vice Chancellor, Maj Gen (Retd) Muhammad Aslam HI(M). The delegation was welcomed by Brig Mehboob Ahmad Butt (Commandant ACVS) who gave a comprehensive presentation on current structure of the organisation, achievements, challenges, future planning and requirements to achieve the set goals.

It was followed by a visit to laboratories, classrooms, library and other facilities. The most exciting part of the program was a round on chariot /horse - coaches.  Participants were briefed about different breeds of horses, sheep, mules and cows. All the guests were served with delightful orange juice followed by a sumptuous lunch. Around 5:00pm, gifts were exchanged and Pro VC was given a commemorative shield. Maj Gen (Retd) Muhammad Aslam wrote his views in the guest book before leaving ACVS with good memories and new vista of knowledge.