A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE
The school of Animal Health (as it was then referred to) was founded on the 1st of April,1964(by the defunct Western Region and USAID) to meet the need to train Livestock Assistants certificates) to cope with the ever increasing demand for assistance in the practice of the veterinary profession.
The Diploma Course was started in 1964 as a result of the felt need to upgrade the training on the Assistants to be more equipped for the challenges on the field. The School became an integral part of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (I.A.R.&T) of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife by the Western State Edict of 1970.
In 1985, the Federal Government promulgated a decree No. 16 which empowered the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to moderate and accredit the programmes of the College with the aim of producing Technicians and Technologists at the National and Higher National Diploma levels.
As a result of modifications in the syllabi, the certificates offered until 1989 were Ordinary and Higher Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry. The National Science and Technical Amendment Decree No. 46 of 30th December, 1990 finally gave legal backing to the Research institutes to conduct training for the Technicians and Technologists for the award of National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificates.
In January 1991, after series of meeting with the NBTE Kaduna, a decision was conveyed to the School by the Honorable Minister of Science and Technology that the school should start to bear Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation, Ibadan