History

Erciyes University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was established by Law No. 3837 and dated on 3th July 1992. Professor Dr. Nejat Aydın, Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Microbiology, was appointed as Founder Dean and commenced his duty on 30th May 1995. Since there were no other academic members in the faculty, the members of Veterinary Faculty Board of Directors were formed by the academic staff included Prof. Dr. Şir Ahmet Fazlı from ERU Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicinal Microbiology, Prof. Dr. Osman Günay from ERU Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Ass. Prof. Dr. Güner Bayram from ERU Kocasinan Vocational School, Department of Animal Breeding and Health, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kenan Aycan from ERU Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomi, were recommended by the Dean to the Rector. The first meeting of the Board of Directors was held on September 11, 1995; It was decided to appoint Nedret Aydin, an expert veterinarian, as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology. Initially, in the Veterinary Faculty, we were continuing to work in a single room on the Rector's Office in the university campus, the necessity of the building project of Veterinary Faculty was conveyed to Rector by Dean in the framework of the 1996 investment program. However, since there was no building with the desired qualities in the university, the education-teaching was started in this section consisting of a classroom and a room. The limited opportunities in this period and the lack of anatomy lesson practices in difficult conditions have been tried to be compensed by the short-term applications at Ankara University Veterinary Faculty. Since 1997-1998 academic year, Veterinary Faculty moved to the former building of the Faculty of Architecture-Engineering, which had 5384 m2 of closed area located on Sumer Campus. Veterinary Faculty, which had continued education and training activities on the Sumer campus for a long time, was moved to the new building in the Central Campus of Erciyes University, which was based in 2007 and completed by Tes-İş Trade Union in 2011, had a 13704 m2 of construction area.

In 2013-2014, Education Research and Practice Hospital was established just behind Veterinary Faculty. Education is continuing with all units of our faculty.