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Veterinary Medicine​Welcome To NPUST VM

The Department aims to prepare our students to be veterinarians with sufficient medical knowledge and practical experience. Apart from the veterinary professional theory, curriculum courses also focus on veterinary clinical diagnosis, laboratory diagnostic techniques and practice drills. All the lecturers actively participate in the regional animal disease diagnosis and research services, besides providing assistance to the government and industry, this, also enriches the clinical diagnosis and treatment experience of the students. Our alumni contribute and thrive for the best in the animal husbandry and veterinary industry. 

Department Information
  • 1924
    Establishment of Kaohsiung State Pingtung Extension School of Agriculture
  • 1928
    Establishment of Kaohsiung State Pingtung Agricultural School Animal Products Department
  • 1945
    Establishment of Taiwan Provincial Pingtung Vocational School of Agriculture Veterinary Medicine Department
  • 1950
    Establishment of Taiwan Provincial Pingtung Vocational School of Agriculture Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Department
  • 1959
    Establishment of Taiwan Provincial Pingtung Senior Vocational High School of Agriculture
  • 1963
    Incorporation of Pingtung Senior Agricultural vocational high school, recruitment of graduates from junior high school for a five-year course.
  • 1965
    Division of Veterinary Husbandry into Bureau of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine. Students of the three-year program were required to complete a four-year course while students of the five-year program were required to complete a six-year course. Establishment of the Animal Hospital.
  • 1966
    stablishment of Evening Division of Veterinary Medicine, recruitment of senior high school student for a five-year course.
  • 1975
    The five-year program admission abolished.
  • 1986
    The evening division admission abolished.
  • 1991
    The renaming of university and department to National Pingtung Polytechnic Institute and Department of Veterinary Medicine respectively, recruitment of two-year program and four-year program students. The graduates were awarded with the Bachelor Degree of Veterinary Medicine.
  • 1997
    Promotion of the university to National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. Master’s Degree Program added to the department. The graduates were awarded with the Master’s Degree of Veterinary Medicine.
  • 2000
    Continuing Education Program for Working Veterinarians added to the department. The graduates were awarded with the Master’s Degree of Veterinary Medicine.
  • 2001
    PhD Degree Program added to the department. The graduates were awarded the PhD Degree of Veterinary Medicine.
  • 2002
    Two-year program of Bachelor Degree abolished.
  • 2010
    Recruitment of undergraduate program students and distributing students into 2 classes.
  • 2002
    Continuing Education Program for Working Veterinarians abolished.
  • Undergraduate – to nurture veterinary personnel and provide education and practices on epidemic prevention and quarantine of animals.

  • Postgraduate – to nurture research talent of the biotechnology industry with the aim of seeking treatment and solutions to animal diseases.

The development plan, faculties and equipment of the department are well-organized to ensure a stimulating educational environment. The department is currently preparing to build numerous animal consulting rooms for different kinds of animals and laboratory animal buildings, for better research and teaching, as well as assisting and solving problems of the government and industry. We aim to enhance the quality of the disease diagnosis as well as veterinary education to benefit the society and environment. The facilities was prepared to equip our students for the profession and life-long learning and we emphasize on developing transferable skills that are essential for the workplace to improve animal health and welfare. 

1. Providing a complete research and training program.

The lecturers of our department and the professionals from Kaohsiung Medical University, National Taiwan University, National Chung Hsing University, National Chaiyi University and other universities or research organizations will work hand in hand to guide the students. All the research is carried out under strict standard not only to ensure the quality of doctoral graduates to meet the needs of the field and to improve the standard of veterinary studies of practical and vocational education.


2. Focus on the development of the industry, epidemic prevention and quarantine issues with the view of veterinary profession.

Integration of Veterinary Medicine Department and Animal Hospital has provided numerous animal disease diagnostic centers and laboratories which allow our research groups to meet the industrial needs. Strengthening the veterinary knowledge and disease diagnostic techniques is essential. The thesis of students will emphasize in the needs of the industry and the epidemic prevention and quarantine of the Government, such as enhancing diagnostic techniques, the development of vaccines, infectious disease research, and the technology of drug residual detection.


3. Cultivating students with advanced veterinary knowledge, accurate diagnosis and pragmatic personality.

To achieve excellence, the graduates will be trained by biotechnological specialists from the biotechnology center of our department, immunological diagnostic laboratory and the universities and research organizations nearby. We hope to excel in the biological techniques, for better diagnosis and prevention of animal diseases.

  • Yi-Yang Lien Professor 
    Poultry Disease, Veterinary Public Health¸ Parasitology
  • Hso-Chi Chaung Professor
    Vaccine research, Cytokine Genetic Diversity and Immune Function, Central Nervous System
  • Shih-Chu Chen Professor
    Aquatic Animals and Ornamental Aquatic Diseases Science, Aquatic Molecular Bacteriology, Aquatic Pathology
  • Ming-Tang Chiou Professor
    Swine Diseases, Disease Diagnosis, Pathology, Immunology
  • Chin-En Tsai Professor
    Veterinary pharmacology, Veterinary chemotherapy, pharmacology special theory
  • Chao-Nan Lin Professor
    Infectious Diseases of Swine, Wild Life and Companion Animals
  • Ching Dong Chang Associate Professor
    Pathology, surgical pathology, oncology, dermatology, dermatologic disease
  • Shyh-Shyan Liu Associate Professor
    Herbivorous animal diseases, reproductive disorders, reproductive physiology
  • Yi-Lun Tsai Professor
    Epidemiology, Zoonosis, Disease of Pathogenic Vectors, Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Hung-Yi Wu Associate Professor
    Clinical Molecular Medicine on avian and wild animals
  • Ming-Chu Cheng Associate Professor
    Veterinary Clinical Microbiology, Poultry Diseases, Avian Influenza
  • Hsu-Hsun Lee Assistant Professor
    Large animal disease diagnostics, Large animal surgical science, and Large animal reproductive disorders
  • Lee-Shuan Lin Assistant Professor
    Small Animal Clinical Care, Small Animal Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, and Inflammatory Mechanism
  • Cheng-Shu Chung Assistant Professor
    Stem cell & Regenerative Medicine, Small Animal Clinical Science
  • Wen-Chi Lin Lecturer
    Small Animal Internal Medicine, and Wild and Exotic Animal Medicine
  • Yi-Chia Li Lecturer
    Veterinary Pathology, Comparative Pathology, and Veterinary Forensics
  • Ming-An Tsai Assistant Professor
    Outbreak survey, molecular epidemiological analysis, antimicrobials resistance and developing rapid diagnostic methods of aquatic animal diseases

Basic Information

Name

Yu-Qi Lin

Position

Administrative Officer

Contact number

08-7703202 ext. 5089

Email

vm@mail.npust.edu.tw

Substitute representative

 Technician Sheng-Chi Yu

Job Description

  1. Manage receivable and payable accounts and maintain financial records
  2. Maintain supplies by checking stock to determine inventory level/ attend to application of inventory usage
  3. Assist in application for laboratory maintenance and contacting of contractor.
  4. Financial management and discard of scrapped equipment.
  5. Assist in the verification of funding for research projects.
  6. Assist in the verification of funding for equipment and supplies required for practical classes.
  7. Maintain inventory of office supplies and assist in purchasing goods or services.
  8. Serve as a liaison with faculty, staff, and alumni.
  9. Perform other job-related/ impromptu duties as assigned.

Basic Information

Name

Sheng-Chi Yu

Position

Technician

Contact number

08-7703202 ext. 5438

Email

sheng@mail.npust.edu.tw

Substitute representative

Officer Yu-Qi Lin 

Job Description

  1. Attend to students’ registration and withdrawal of courses and credits waiver.
  2. Attend to the registration, arrangement of veterinary professional courses and faculty information.
  3. Coordinating student recruitment, enrolment and preparation.
  4. Organise and consolidate data as required. (Assessing agendas, taking minutes etc.)
  5. Attend to scholarship applications.
  6. Amend courses, consolidate data and placement of data into archive.
  7. Handling office tasks, such as filing, generating reports and presentations and setting up for meetings. / Digitalize official documents of the faculty.
  8. Attend to visitors, assist in students’ visits, provides directional assistance or refer individuals to appropriate department or official.
  9. Filling basic information of faculty, schedule the use of classrooms, department facilities, or meeting rooms. Record and maintain the facilities of the faculty.
  10. Perform other job-related/ impromptu duties as assigned.

The total area for the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Hospital is 11570.3 square meters. There are one Experiment Barn, three Quarantine Buildings, twenty Experimental Animal Buildings, one Marine Aquafarm and Traditional Chinese Medicine Farm. Besides the electron microscopes, we provide all kinds of complete equipment for advanced veterinary clinical diagnosis, treatment and research. According to different fields of study, 17 laboratories and animal diseases diagnostic centers were established.

◎laboratories:

The seventeen laboratories are aqua life diseases, poultry diseases, swine diseases, small animal diseases, large animal diseases, immunology and parasitology, laboratory diagnosis, comparative pathology, internal medicine and wildlife diseases, pharmacology, microbiology, molecular virology, physiology, zoology, surgery, anatomy, histology and veterinary clinical medicine. These laboratories are responsible for the study of diseases from a wide variety of animals as cattle, swine, poultry, aqua life, wildlife, small animal and many others.


◎Animal Hospital:

There are Division of Large Animal, Division of Small Animal, Division of Aquatic Animal, Division of Pathology, Division of General Laboratory and Division of Pharmacy. These places provide internships for the veterinary students and good diagnosis service for patients.


◎Import Quarantine Center for Dogs and Cats:
It is responsible for small animal quarantine that entered from the Kaohsiung airport.

◎Electron Microscopes:

The two sets of TEMs and three sets of SEMs are all placed in the Department of Veterinary Medicine.


◎The Juridical Person Lee Liang Yue Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Cultural and Educational Foundation Library:

The books are donated by the Department of Animal Husbandry and the Association of Veterinary Alumni to compensate the lack of books in the school library. There are about five thousand volumes of books with more than one hundred Chinese Veterinary Journal and dozens of western magazines in the library.

◎Practice and Laboratory Animal Facilities:

There are several buildings for animal research and retainment.


◎Biotechnology Education Center:

This Center is under the Agricultural Faculty. It is now placed in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. The center focus on the education and research of biotechnology.

Core competencies

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Mother and foreign language skills

Professional ethics and legal awareness

Basic medical knowledge

Subclinical medical knowledge

Ability to deal with herbivore, avian, swine, aquatic animal, companion animal and wildlife diseases

Mother language and foreign language skills

Professional ethics and legal awareness

Ability to deal with animal diseases

Research and development capabilities of the biotechnology industry

Curriculum Mapping
Prospects after graduation

Career

To be able to practice as a veterinarian, at the Government service (such as the Council of Agriculture, Livestock Disease Control Center and District Office), private companies (such as feed mills, pharmaceutical industry, livestock farms, slaughterhouse veterinary staff), or self-employment.

Further Studies

Graduates can continue their study either abroad or apply for Programs such as Post-graduate programs offered by our Department, Biotechnology Research Institute, Institute of Wildlife Conservation, and other animal-related programs.