The present study is carried out to determine the interest of veterinary students in veterinary medicine and pharmacology and the counselling implications. One hundred and thirteen students of veterinary college, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi were randomly sampled for determination of their interest in veterinary medicine and pharmacology using age, sex and levels of study. The results showed that the sex and age of the students do not depend on their levels of study (P > 0.05). The students’ choice of veterinary medicine is dependent on their interest in the course, which is motivated by lecturer/student relationship (P < 0.05). Many students significantly agree (P < 0.05) that they have interest in pharmacology and would want to advance in the knowledge in order to become pharmacology lecturers. There is a co-relation between the students’ interest in veterinary medicine and pharmacology indicating that pharmacology is a core course of veterinary medicine.
Key words: Veterinary medicine, pharmacology, interest, implications, counselling.
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