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Veterinary Teaching Hospital


 In April 1939, the Department of Veterinary Science was established at the Kagoshima College of Agriculture and Forestry (former Kagoshima University School of Agriculture), and the Veterinary Hospital was established as an affiliated facility in August 1941. In May 1949, the hospital became the Kagoshima University Faculty of Agriculture Veterinary Hospital with the establishment of the University's Faculty of Agriculture, and in April 2005, it became the Kagoshima University Faculty of Agriculture Veterinary Teaching Hospital. With the establishment of the Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in April 2012, the facility became the Kagoshima University Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Exterior view of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Equine Medical Center

What We Offer

 As an educational facility that is affiliated with the Kagoshima University Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital is dedicated to educating future veterinarians. By serving a key regional animal treatment facility that conducts research into animal diagnosis and treatment, it is also open to the surrounding community. Currently, the hospital treats farm and companion animals, with services for the former including an artificial insemination clinic for livestock. Treatment of companion animals if offered by departments of general practice internal medicine, infectious disease, oncology, neurology, urology, soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, and genetic examination. The facility also provides a full range of medical care for horses through the Equine Medical Center, which opened in 2008. As a part of its mission, the hospital also provides opportunities for veterinarians to study clinical veterinary medicine through the examination of animals.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday (advanced reservation only) : 9:00am to 11:00am and 2:00pm to 4:00pm
                                                                      7:00pm to 6:00am (emergency case only)
Weekends and holidays: Closed