The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences was established in 1986 as the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. The department was renamed the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Currently, the department offers two programs; Animal Science and Veterinary Technology. The Veterinary Technology Program is the only one of its kind in the region. As part of its land grant mission, the department strives to meet the needs of all citizens by providing outstanding teaching, research and extension programs.
The vision of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University is to be a leader in teaching and research in those disciplines of veterinary and animal sciences pertaining to the health, performance and welfare of domestic animals in the Sultanate of Oman. The mission of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is to advance the animal and health science sector by using multidisciplinary approaches to teaching, research and community service. This will produce fully equipped, confident, independent graduates who have a clear understanding of animal science and health who are able to serve their country by disseminating and applying the latest knowledge to sustain the ultimate goal to provide food security to the peoples of Oman and optimize the health of its citizens.